800lbs of traditional food shared with Indigenous Andean and Mexican performers & their famlies
GSC Staff & Volunteers had a wonderful afternoon sharing in community & abundance with our Indigenous Andean and Mexican kin presenting at Kingsland Wildflowers Inti Raymi event, as part of their WE ARE NATURE: Solstice Celebration. It was a day of music, dance and delicious foods set against the backdrop of NYC's alpenglow city scape. GSC gifted approximately 800lbs of food including Mote, Quinoa, Green Squash, Andean Red potatoes and plum tomato's.
From Kingsland Wildflowers site:
"Indigenous Inti Raymi celebration with with dance & music by Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna, Ñawpa Mashikuna, and Comunidad Andida from the Andes and local practitioners of Danza Mexica; live music by Afro-Cuban Melvis Santa & her band, La Rumba de Santa; and wise words on Nature’s Cycles by internationally renowned ecoliteracy scholar Fritjof Capra. On Kingsland Wildflowers’ Lower Meadow, Mensajes Espirituales by La Aurora, a Santera Mayor. On the Upper Meadow, you can experience a site-specific installation by Brazilian artist Sabrina Barrios: an eco-feminist take on ancient celestial mythology.
The Inti Raymi (Quechua for "Inti festival") is a traditional religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti (Quechua for "sun"), the most venerated deity in Inca religion. Marking summer solstice (winter solstice in the territories south of the equator), it is typically celebrated on June 24."
Thank you to the dancers and presenters for their wonderful performances and we hope you enjoy the meal kits we distributed with your friends and families!
Jun 25, 2022