Location: (The Street Festival: 116th Street between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave, Harlem, New York City )
The Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Culture, Education and trade initiatives for Africa) in conjunction with in conjunction with Go Africa LLC, Go Africa Health, LLC, Go Caribbean Inc, Go Africa News, LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., The NYS African Chamber of Commerce & The African Union Expo, LLC. is hosting a 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 14th 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.
This program is supported, in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Street festival among other things be a celebration of the city’s African diversity with excellent displays of the unique goods and services provided by African & Caribbean merchants on 116th street and throughout the NYC metro area.
There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs and NY Region.
Event Location, Time, and Duration
The street festival will take within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 14th in the year 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.
The Street festival is designed to promote socio-economic development, cultural awareness in the community and throughout the City of New York for the African and Caribbean local and diaspora communities, African-American, and the local community.
Music and related Festivities
There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean will be hosted by the incomparable Sekouba Diakite, Senior Artistic Director, Go Africa Network Inc and his ensemble of Talented African & Caribbean Artists from throughout Africa and the U.S.
The artists scheduled to be performing are:
chigbo (Linda Obasi)
Ashe’ Jam Band
Noli Spy Ypsilon
Supporters & Sponsors
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:
Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
The office of Manhattan Borough President
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat
NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie (Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival)
The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
Manhattan Community Board 10
The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
Ambassador of Guinea, & the Consulate General Guinea
The office of Bronx Borough President
The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
Honorable W. Franc Perry, Judge of Civil Court of the City of New York;
Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
Grand Marshall & Honorary Chairman
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following:
The Honorable Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer will be returning to serve as Grand Marshall for the Street Festival again this year.
We are also pleased to announce that the NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival.
Special Honorees from the Community
We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African, Caribbean, African & Caribbean Diaspora and African-American communities throughout the years:
Presenting the Go Africa Master Chefs!
In partnership with Go Caribbean, Go Africa Health & Go Africa News:
We are proud to present the Go Africa Master Chefs for the street festival on 7/14 & 7/15/2018!
The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on 8 grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival.
The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the street Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures.
There will be no cooking contests, samplings, tastings, etc. Just cooking for your eating pleasure and enjoyment.
Live cooking with start promptly at 10am on 7/14 /2018
You can ready your appetite and forks for the following menu items and more on 7/15/2017!
Jamaican Jerk Goat
Jamaican Beef Patties
Baked Potatoes (White & Sweet)
Braised & Seared Chicken
Braised & Seared Pork
French Fries (White & Sweet)
Hamburger & Hotdogs
Some of the food options are considered health choices for the health conscious that will be in attendance.