ZORA! Celebrates 27th year in Eatonville
Event runs 8 days
EATONVILLE, Fla. – A 3-day art show caps' off a week of events in historic Eatonville, and the surrounding areas, celebrating the life of folklorist, anthropologist, and author, Zora Neale Hurston.
From Jan. 23-31, thousands of people will flock to the small town of Eatonville, Florida, one of the oldest, incorporated African-American cities in the United States. They will attend dinners, awards banquets, a play, and a old fashion ice cream social to celebrate Zora’s 125th birthday. Eatonville will be packed with people during the final three days to enjoy an art show and concerts featuring the Isley Brothers and KEM.
The annual event, its 27th, is operated by The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.) Board of Directors, administered by its staff housed at the Zora Neale Hurston Nationional Museum of Fine Arts located at 227 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville. The executive director, N.Y. Nathiri, has been with the event since its inception over 25 years ago, and is a driving force with the event and the town of Eatonville in general.
The groups focus is on the heritage of people of African ancestry, education and the cultural arts. The group also manages the ZORA! STEM Project. The project marks the groups’ 10-year commitment to science, technology, engineering and math as catalysts for the revitalization of the historic Eatonville community.
News 6 has been a partner with Zora for the past 12 years. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with this event.
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