HOPE HEALING ART
Fuse Fest at Purpose Park is a community event created to bring community members together, fusing to be stronger, healthy and happy. Living through a global pandemic, the loss of the only community supermarket and an increase in violence in the neighborhood makes FUSE Fest an elixir and a celebration.
FUSE Fest celebrates the heart of St. Paul Community in Norfolk through this intergenerational, transformative festival.
FUSE Fest aims to dismantle negative attitudes, beliefs and unhealthy practices held by and about our community, elevate spirits and foster stronger bonds between every segment of community to help increase peace, harmony and health through this year’s theme Hope, Healing & ART!
May 22nd starts at 3pm Festival organizers, African Drummers & Dancers open the festival at Purpose Park and walk from MLK Plaza to the main Stage. (Corner of E. Olney and Church Street).
MAIN STAGE FESTIVAL AREA @PURPOSE PARK 3-8pm
Inspirational, Reggae, R&B, Neo Soul, Gospel, Spoken Word, Yoga, Community Dance Team, and Comedy
Hope Cafe – Healthy & Tasty Food Trucks
Marketplace – Local Handmade Arts & Crafts
Interactive Outdoor Art Exhibit – Featuring Virginia MOCA Museum – Mural Project, and Community Silhouettes
Little Fuse Kids Zone – youth activities, games and giveaways
Wisdom Zone- Games and activities for the Elders, with view of the stage
Garden Zone – Plants, Take Home Kits & More
MC Olympics at VCM Teen Center 5 – 6pm
MC Olympics where young rappers battle for the crown – positive rap king or queen!
OUTDOOR MOVIE at PURPOSE PARK 8-9pm
Showing of Aint Your Mama’s Heatwave addressing environmental justice using comedy featuring Teens With a Purpose
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