Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington market, more commonly known as P.S.Kensington, kicks off its fourth year this Sunday, May 27th.
Several streets will be closed to vehicular traffic, allowing pedestrians to celebrate the community, culture, and ecology of this great neighbourhood.
This Sunday’s grand opening celebrates Spring, which will include several food demonstrations, piñatas for the kids, and a maypole for the adults. There will also be a community debate about wi-fi and its effects on bees.
At 2:00 p.m. there will be a fashion show. Twenty five bucks will buy you fifty Kensington dollars and contestants will have two hours to assemble an outfit from any of shops in the market. Judging begins at 4:00 p.m. and there will be prizes.
Music will be provided throughout the day and include the samba bands Maracatu Nunca Antes and Samba Elegua, the African drum group Ainike, Richard Underhill and the Kensington Community Horns, and Chris Bottouly and Brain Fudge.
The festivities will last from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. throughout most of the market, with music and dancing continuing until 10:00 p.m. at the nothern end of Augusta Ave.
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