New York-based ENVSN Festival held its sophomore event over the weekend (September 14-15, 2019), returning once again to Industry City in Brooklyn.
While most festivals are known for attracting youthful adults, ENVSN Festival takes a unique approach in that the target is a woman in her teens, often described as Gen Z.
And while any good festival exudes good vibes, there was something particularly heartwarming about an event designed to encourage, educate and most of all celebrate a crowd of mostly young women of color, a demographic whose cultural and societal contributions consistently exceed the credit they receive for them.
The event included two days of educational panels, beauty and wellness booths offering on-site tutorials and workshops including a bouquet-making workshop sponsored by Champs Sports, a yoga-related session led by Lululemon, plus workshops on marketing hosted by Google and Instagram. As well, the site included plenty of Instagram-friendly backdrops (the retro bicycle back by a wall of flowers was especially popular).
Following a day of panels and workshops, day one was capped by musical performances by an all female lineup including Wolf Tyla, Angelica Vila, Doja Cat and Queen Naija, who also headlined last year’s event.
To stay on type of future events, visit envsnfestival.com.
Check out some images from the event below shot by Derreck Stanley and Emmanuel Afolabi.