Family Weekend: Double Dutch

‘Til the Street Lights Come On: Celebrating Double Dutch in NYC

After a 30-plus year hiatus, Double Dutch returns to the plazas of Lincoln Center. Join us for a historic two-day event celebrating Double Dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form.

Featuring demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic.

Co-presented by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) in collaboration with National Double Dutch League™

Family Weekend is supported by Disney.

Double Dutch Demonstration

with members of the National Double Dutch League™

Saturday, July 29

Josie Robertson Plaza

Open to all ages and levels, this live demonstration teaches the basics for jumping between the ropes.

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Double Dutch Open Jump

led by the National Double Dutch League™

Music provided by The Lower Eastside Girls Club Avenue D-Js

Saturday, July 29

Josie Robertson Plaza

Jump in and find your rhythm in the ropes! Participants of all ages and levels can showcase their skills at jump stations across the plaza.

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Double Dutch competitors at Lincoln Center in the 1970s

Living Legacy: Double Dutch’s Impact on the Arts and NYC

Discussion

Organized by Women of Color in the Arts

Panelists Theresa Ruth Howard (Founder/Curator, Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet), Rokafella (pioneering b-girl, Co-Founder of Full Circle Productions), and Mikki Shepard (Former Executive Producer of The Apollo)
Moderated by Kaisha Johnson (Founding Director of Women of Color in the Arts)

Saturday, July 29

David Rubenstein Atrium

Learn about the influence of Double Dutch on the arts and the city of New York at this enlightening discussion.

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Saturday, July 29

David Rubenstein Atrium

A nostalgic look at Double Dutch through the eyes of passionate, young New Yorkers as they traverse the sport.

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Double Dutch: Something to Call Our Own

organized by Women of Color in the Arts

Post-film talk-back with pioneering double dutchers featured in Pick Up Your Feet. With Marlene Cruz of the DD Tigers, Delores Finlayson of the Fantastic Four, Brenda Morgan of the Jumpin' Joints, and Zenobia White of the Double Dutch Dynamos

Moderated by Mikki Shepard, Former Executive Producer of The Apollo

Saturday, July 29

David Rubenstein Atrium

Stay after the film for a dynamic dialogue with The Fantastic Four, the pioneering team featured in Pick Up Your Feet.

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Double Dutch Summer Classic National Competition

Music provided by DJ Nina Azucar

Sunday, July 30

Josie Robertson Plaza

Teams from across the country showcase their speed, skill, and artistry as they vie for the championship in this official competition.

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Something for the People

Concert

Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen

Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch

Natasha Diggs

Sunday, July 30

Damrosch Park

An exuberant finale from Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen, a socially conscious collective dedicated to empowering women through hip-hop.

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