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ZORA! Festival 2018 Schedule (subject to change):

About Zora Neale Hurston™

Probably the most significant collector and interpreter of Southern, African American culture, Zora Neale Hurston™ (1891-1960) is the dominant female voice of the Harlem Renaissance era. In her works, she celebrates her hometown, Eatonville, as representative of the dignity and beauty of rural Southern, African-American life and culture. A consummate storyteller, she brings to her readers an authenticity based on her primary research.

Zora has enjoyed a revival of interest since the 1970’s due in large part to the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; Robert Hemenway, her literary biographer; and most recently, Valerie Boyd’s biography Wrapped in Rainbows.

Her legacy is a phenomenon which has undergone remarkable development and expansion in recent decades, embracing among others, topics in ethnic identity, social interaction, feminist theory and cultural continuity. Her unique insights into folklore, performance and creative expression have invited new interpretation and inspired emulation, while the corpus of her own works has grown as a result of research and discovery.

For more information please contact:

Carolyn Atkins

docent@preserveeatonville.org

407.647.3307

ZORA! Festival 2018 Schedule (subject to change):


DAY 1
Saturday, January 20
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Exhibition: Retrospective—The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community: The Early Years, 1987 – 1997
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Free and open to the public
Focus: A multi-media presentation drawn from the organization’s Archives
Location: Zora Neale Hurston™ National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston™) • 227 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751


DAY 2
Sunday, January 21
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Back Story of The ZORA! Education Program (ZEP) Initiative: The Power of Collaboration
Focus: A “nerds-approach” to exploring just how the ZORA! Festival 2018, K12 Kids programming was developed
Location: Zora Neale Hurston™ National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston™) • 227 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751


DAY 3
Monday, January 22
7:00 – 8:30 PM

An Eatonville Remembrance: 1987 – 1994

Free and open to the public
Focus: East Kennedy Boulevard Widening Opposition Advocate to Programs Innovator: The P.E.C. Evolution
Location: St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church • 412 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751


DAY 4
Tuesday, January 23
Unscheduled, currently


Day 5
Wednesday, January 24
ZORA! Festival at the University of Central Florida
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Library on the Main Campus
4000 Central Florida Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32816


DAY 6
Thursday, January 25
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Communities Conference II: Civic Conversations Continue
Paid registration required. Special reduced rates for Students and Senior Citizens (55+) with appropriate I.D.
Focus: A series of sessions exploring issues of cultural arts, education, personal finance, community revitalization and more
Location: Rollins College Campus • 1000 Holt Avenue • Winter Park 32789

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DAY 7
Friday, January 26
8:30 AM – 11:30 PM
This Day’s Schedule is Divided into 4 Sections:
A Conference B Outdoor Festival of the Arts / Zora’s Village C ZORA! Education Day (ZED) D Evening Event

SECTION A
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Communities Conference II: Civic Conversations Continue (continued)
Paid registration required. Special reduced rates for Students and Senior Citizens (55+) with appropriate I.D.
Focus: Communities Conversations conclude & Academic Conference (humanities panels) convenes
Location: St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church • 549 East Kennedy Boulevard • Eatonville 32751

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SECTION B
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts
Free and open to the public
Focus: Vendors’ booths, The Hurston Museum, international food court, healthy lifestyles pavilion and more
Location: The front lawn of the Historic Robert Hungerford High School Campus • 100 East Kennedy Boulevard • Eatonville 32751

SECTION C
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ZORA! Education Day (ZED)
Free and open to the public
Focus: An outdoor classroom for K12 kids, including a make and take tent, performance and STEM demonstrations
Location 1: Outdoor Festival of the Arts Location 2: ZORA! STEM Conference for Middle School Students • Orlando Technical College2900 W Oak Ridge Road • Orlando 32809

To Support Students’ Programming

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SECTION D
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Reception: Hosted by Orlando Commissioner Samuel B.Ings
Location: Orlando City Hall • 400 South Orange Avenue • Orlando 32801

8:00 – 11:30 PM
Cuttin’ the Rug: ZORA! Line Dance Showcase
Paid admission required
Focus: Featuring nationally known Producer & MC Jero Green and some of the finest performers
Location: Winter Park Civic Center • 1050 West Morse Boulevard • Winter Park 32789

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DAY 8
Saturday, January 27
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
This Day’s Schedule is Divided into 3 Sections:
A The Morning Special Feature B Outdoor Festival of the Arts C Evening Event

SECTION A
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
HATitude Party & Lunch
Paid admission required
Focus: Good fellowship, good fun and good food . . . Remember to wear “Your Sunday Best”
Location: Winter Park Civic Center • 1050 West Morse Boulevard • Winter Park 32789

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SECTION B
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts
Free to children and youth currently enrolled in school and adults pay $10 at the gate
Focus: Vendors’ booths, The Hurston Museum, International Food Court, Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion and more
Location: Zora’s Village, The front lawn of the Historic Robert Hungerford High School Campus
100 East Kennedy Boulevard • Eatonville 32751

1:00 – 6:00 PM
Concert Stage
Paid admission required
Featuring: The Zapp Band
Location: Wymore Athletic Field • Eatonville 32751

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SECTION C
8:00 – 11:00 PM
An Evening with David Banner
Paid admission required
Focus: Traditional jazz, a visual arts silent auction and a conversation with David Banner
Location: UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Auditorium • 9907 Universal Boulevard • Orlando 32819

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DAY 9
Sunday, January 28
8:30 – 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship Service (Ecumenical)
Focus: To celebrate the role of the Christian Religion in Historic Eatonville
Location: St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (Congregation established before the Town’s Incorporation)
549 East Kennedy Boulevard • Eatonville 32751

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outdoor Festival of the Arts
Free to children and youth currently enrolled in school and adults pay $10 at the gate
Focus: International Marketplace, Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion, The Hurston Museum, Fine Arts, Community Stage and more
Location: Zora’s Village

2:00 – 5:00 PM
Concert Stage
Paid admission required
Featuring: The National Motown Review
Location: Wymore Athletic Field • Eatonville 32751

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