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Join us on the first Friday of the month, July 7, for a celebration of the great outdoors! We’ve co-curated an unforgettable experience on “Navigation” in partnership with the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese.
Everyone is welcome to stroll the Art Trail and immerse themselves in Marshallese culture. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with community members who will be sharing their knowledge through cultural activities such as Stik Chart making, scavenger hunts, and a food pop-up by Li-Popeye Catering.
And, of course, what would a celebration be without music? Island tunes on the sound speakers will be playing throughout the evening, culminating in dance performances beginning at 7 p.m., featuring Ocean Wave at 7 p.m. and LED Fire Dancers at 7:30 p.m.
Through the night, come chat with Marshallese elders and leaders who will share stories and histories about how their ancestors navigated the Pacific oceans using advanced techniques. Can you believe they could navigate by star mapping, ocean tides, and wind direction? It’s truly remarkable! And their knowledge has been passed down through generations, including on a stick chart that you’ll get to see for yourself.
This incredible event as serves as an introduction to the Stroll the Atolls Festival on July 29 in Downtown Springdale.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, celebrate, and connect with our community!
Free, no tickets required. Drop by anytime from 5 to 8 p.m.
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