Bed-Stuy festival celebrates 'I Love Braids Day'

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A festival was held last Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant in honor of I Love Braids Day, celebrating the hairstyle that is prevalent in many cultures around the world.

The event included a live DJ, two "hair shows," a history and culture tent, game giveaways and hairstyles displayed on live mannequins.

Organizers said the festival was about honoring the history and design of braids as a cultural and artistic expression of beauty.

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