Family Fun Day


FOR FOLK FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN DAY 2013

GCA Newsletter

DISCLAIMER

THIS ACTIVITY IN NOT SPONSORED OR ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Sunday September 2, 2012

New Venue: PROSPECT HEIGHTS SCHOOL CAMPUS
883 CLASSON AVENUE (BETWEEN UNION & PRESIDENT)
BROOKLYN, NY 11225
OPPOSITE THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

CELEBRATING OUR FOLK GAMES AND FOLK TOYS HERITAGE:

The aim of this year’s “Remember When Folk Games” event is to celebrate the creativity  associated with Guyana’s folk games and folk toys heritage. The purpose is to encourage good, clean and healthy fun and solidarity. Points will be earned and the  team with the most points will be declared the winners. The best village/district/street team will receive a lien on the grand trophy.

 ALL PARTICIPATING GROUPS ARE EXPECTED TO: 1.BRINGTWO MECHANICAL TOYS:

(a)  A cotton reel war tank for entry into the war tank race – 25 points

(b)  another hand made folk toy of their choice – 25 points, plus

(c)  a decorated kite made by a father (or elder) and son team – 100 points, and

 (d) a bouquet of crepe paper flowers made by a mother and daughter team – 75 points

 2. DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING GAMES”

(a)        I am a pretty Little Dutch Girl – 25 points

(b)        Hula Hoops (2 per team) – 25 points

(c)         Two examples of skipping (e.g Double Dutch and Chinese Skipping) – 100 points

3. BE READY TO COMPETE IN A SELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING

RING GAMES:

–       I lost my belt on Saturday Night – 20 points

–       Jane and Louisa will soon come home – 20 points

–       Jumbie Lef he Pipe hey – 20 points

–       London Bridge – 20 points

–        

TEAM/GROUP GAMES

–       We come to mend the Water Works – 20 points

–       Bun House – 20 points

–       Ole Grady Says – 20 points

–       Saul Pass – 20 points

–       Sack race – 20 points

–       Lime and Spoon – 20 points

–       3-legged race – 20 points

–       Wheel Barrow – 20 points

–       Bicycle Wheel/Roller – 20 points

–       Tug-of-war (team of 10) – 150 points

 

4. PROVIDE THREE PERSONS WHO WILL SERVE AS FIELD JUDGES – 25 POINTS

Teams will be awarded extra points for UNIFORM TEAM WEAR, PUNCTUALITY & PROFESSIONAL DECORUM/Sportsmanship & Folk Spirit during games) – 150 points

The decision of the chief judge and 2 other judges will be final.

REGISTRATION:  All participating home town/village/district/ or street teams will be expected to register before the Festival. To register please see form below:

DISCLAIMER
THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT SPONSORED OR ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR THE CITY OF NEW YORK

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