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About Us

Festival of Grounded Souls

Sunday, August 20th  • 12 - 7 pm
Herbert Von King, Brooklyn NY

Divine Times Collective presents a free, day-long celebration in Herbert Von King Park, featuring workshops, activities, and performances by local artisans and musicians.


We take a unique approach to traditional festivals, focusing on inner-child healing, mindfulness, and vulnerability, especially for black and brown queer people, with childhood games and a group meditation led by Laraaji to start the day, and an open community drum circle jam as the finale (bring your favorite percussion!).


The event is non-profit, with any donations going towards compensating contributors, future events, and supporting local organizations that uplift black and brown queer communities.


12 pm: Open Community Altar Set-Up 

12:30pm: Laraaji | Laughter Meditation

1pm: Activities start 

1:30pm: DJ ODA + Nature Workshops start

2:30pm: Freeze Dance Competition

3pm: Love Transmissions

4pm: The Narcotix

5pm: Mikki Ma’at

6pm: Open Community Drum Circle Jam

7pm: Closing Meditation



Laraaji, Mikki Ma'at, The Narcotix, Love Transmissions, DJ ODA, Tahj

Workshop Leader

Brandon of Yucayeke Farms leading a Plant Walk


Mithsuca Berry, Taia Leitula, Jewelyn Butron, Jonelle Austin, Oosh Studio, Michelle Bartolo-Cruz, Devynn of the Black Futures Society

Ground Rules

Make sure you leave the park cleaner than it was! Leave with a word of thanks to the park.

The event is centered on black and brown queer joy. Please be respectful of this intention when entering the space.

This is an inner child festival! If you ain’t being silly you’re the odd one out. This is for the Goofy Goobers.


Those who donate any amount will be entered into the raffle!

The raffle winner will receive 45 minutes in a salt cave at Gaia NoMaya, a gift voucher from Better Help, a 30 minute reiki session with the NYC POC Healing Circle, and a self-care gift basket with homemade salves, incense, a lavender mugwort dream pouch, and more!

Festie Partners!
Thank you so much to the local businesses’ offerings for RSVPers!
RSVP to our
Pre-party Fundraiser
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