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DuiJi Mschinda, 2023 (detail)


Rodin Garden Bar: Young Friends Celebrate Bastille Day

Friday, July 14,
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

The Rodin Garden Bar is calling your name - and the Young Friends are taking it over to celebrate Bastille Day. with French focused drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Relax, grab a drink, and listen to sweet tunes and poetry by DuiJi Mshinda and while you're hanging out, check out Jajhira Photography – offering a floral focused mini studio session that lets you shine (space limited).

DuiJi Mshinda is a veteran of the West Philadelphia poetry scene. He organized, hosted, and featured at events for a decade before pivoting into a consistent DJ ministry. His poetry discusses poverty, discrimination, mental health stigma, incarceration, and family life. His work was recently included in How we Stay Free: Notes On A Black Uprising. His collection of poetry, Traces Of Infinity, published in June 2022, is already in its 2nd printing.

"Cultural Architect" perfectly describes the role of DuiJi 13. Based in Philadelphia, He has transformed the role of the DJ from entertainer to a community asset. He is a founding member of both the Sofistifunk and Vinyl Tap 215 DJ collectives. DuiJi's experiences as a spoken word artist and event organizer have aided in his evolution from performer to curator to community pillar. Rocking block parties, weddings, gardens, and clubs, he finds a way to give people what they love. DuiJi's eclecticism draws all people while showing us the sacredness of our inherent connections. DuiJi's passion and work has raised the cultural expectations for DJs in communities everywhere.

Join us for amazing Auguste Rodin sculptures. Sunset over the reflecting pool. Lush Flowers. Jumbo Chess. And the chance to chat with friends.

Young Friend Members - your first drink is on us! Show your membership card for your drink ticket.

Tables are limited and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Weather Permitting.

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