We are proud to announce the support of Carver Federal Savings Bank for the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street festival to be held on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

We are Proud to have Carver Bank in Alignment with IDNYC support for the street Festival. Carver Bank will be in attendance to help immigrants, African Americans and the Diaspora community progressively move toward a positive financial future. 

For more information contact:

Justice Walters

Carver Federal Savings Bank

75 West 125th Street | Second Floor | New York, NY 10027

O: 212-360-4784 | P: 646-593-0110

E: Justice.walters@carverbank.com

On FaceBook at: @CarverFederalSavingsBank  Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarverBankNYC

at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carver-federal-savings-bank

About Carver Federal Savings Bank: Print

Carver was founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses, and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services. Today, Carver is the largest African-American operated bank in the United States. Since its inception, the Bank has continuously been headquartered in Harlem, and most of our ten branches and 24/7 ATM Centers are located in low- to moderate- income neighborhoods. To share in Carver’s history Click Here to Watch.

Carver Bank has been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) because of Carver’s community-focused banking services and dedication to the economic viability and revitalization of underserved neighborhoods.logo

A measure of its progress in achieving this goal includes the Bank’s most recent “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating.

 

If you have a question about Carver products and services or about your account, you may conveniently reach us in person, by phone, by mail, or online via our secure messaging system for account holders through Carver Online Banking. For all general queries, our Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday through Friday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at (718) 230-2900 or via email at customer.service@carverbank.com. For more specific queries, please select from the list below.

To report a lost or stolen ATM/ Reloadable Debit Card

Please call (718) 230-2900. We’ll cancel your card and issue a replacement immediately.

In Person

Locate a Carver branch or office.

By Phone

Customer Service Center (718) 230-2900
24-Hour Telephone Banking (718) 230-2900
Residential Mortgage Services (718) 230-2900
Business Banking (718) 230-2900
Commercial Lending (718) 230-2900
Investment Management Services (718) 230-2900

By Mail

All general inquiries should be mailed to the address below.

Carver Federal Savings Bank
75 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

 

We are pleased to welcome IDNYC to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016!

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

IDNYC will be driving Awareness for the IDNYC program during the Street Festival more details of the IDNYC program are below. if you are Interested in IDNYC right now or have questions go to http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/benefits/benefits.page or contact:

Jorge Muñiz

Digital Communications & Neighborhood Organizer

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

C: (347) 620-5372 | nyc.gov/immigrants

on Facebook at: @iamIDNYC

New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this initiative in his State of the City address in January 2014 and less than one year later proudly launched the largest municipal identification card program in the nation.

GETTING YOUR IDNYC CARD:

All New York City residents age 14 and older can get an IDNYC card. Applicants must complete an application and submit it at an IDNYC Enrollment Center. Applicants are also required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted, all of which are listed here. You must submit your application and proof of identity and residency in person at an IDNYC Enrollment Center or an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center, which travels to neighborhoods across the City. After you apply for the card, it will be sent to you in the mail.

The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply during the first year of the program – until December 31, 2016. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved. The application process is accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities.

USING YOUR IDNYC CARD:

The IDNYC card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police and is an accepted form of identification for opening a banking account at select financial institutions.

You are able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York. The card can be integrated with your account at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems. This is the first time a single card can be utilized across all three systems. To use your IDNYC card at a library, ask a librarian or a library clerk at your local branch to connect your IDNYC card with your library account or sign up for a new library account and use your IDNYC card as your library card.

Furthermore, a number of additional benefits are available to IDNYC cardholders including the opportunity to sign up for free one-year memberships at 40 of the city’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens. The IDNYC card offers a full package of exciting benefits that includes discounts on movie tickets, sporting events, prescription drugs, fitness and health centers, supermarkets, and New York City attractions. The card is also accepted at a number of banks and credit unions in the city to open a bank account.

For information about the benefits of the IDNYC Veteran Designation, click here.

CARD AVAILABILITY:

The IDNYC card is now available at Enrollment Centers across all five boroughs. You can also use our map to get directions to your nearest Enrollment Center.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY:

The City will protect the confidentiality of all Municipal ID Card applicants to the maximum extent allowable by applicable federal and state law, and in accordance with Local Law 35.

In addition, the City will not ask applicants for information about their immigration status for purposes of obtaining the card in accordance with Executive Orders 34 and 41.

You can learn more about how your information will be protected by the City here.

LANGUAGE AND DISABILITY ACCESS:

The IDNYC program’s goal is to ensure that neither language nor disability is a barrier to accessing services, regardless of the level of English proficiency or disability. Click here to read the IDNYC Language and Disability Access Plan.

 

Your IDNYC card is a broadly accepted, official form of identification. IDNYC is accepted:

  • By City agencies to access many services and programs;
  • By NYPD for the purposes of issuing summons or desk appearance tickets instead of arrest;
  • For entry into public buildings, like schools;
  • For taking the high school equivalency exam in New York City.

Your IDNYC also card offers a wide variety of exciting benefits that make it more than just an ID card. Your card can help you experience everything New York has to offer.

Museums and Cultural Institutions
With your IDNYC Card you may be eligible for a one-year free membership package at 40 of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including world class museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs. These membership packages are comparable to each institution’s standard one-year membership package and will give IDNYC card holders a range of benefits including free or discounted admission, access to special events, and discounts to museum shops and neighborhood businesses. For more information on membership eligibility, click here.

Park Avenue Armory’s new summer benefit for IDNYC cardholders
Free access to the summer art installation, The Back Door, available June 8 – August 7, 2016.

Libraries
You will be able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York. The card can be integrated with your account at the New YorkBrooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems. For more information, including links to help you find a library branch near you, click here.

Banks and Credit Unions
With your new IDNYC Card, you will be able to open a bank or credit account at more than a dozen financial institutions across New York City. Click here to find more information about the banks that accept the IDNYC card for proof of identity when opening an account.

Entertainment Discounts
The IDNYC card offers you exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and New York City landmarks and attractions.  For more information, click here.

Prescription Drug Discounts

BigAppleRx is the City of New York’s official prescription drug discount card, and you can now you get these discounts with your IDNYC card. Click herefind out how.

Fitness and Health Centers
These benefits will help you lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

New York City Parks Department – Adults age 25-61 receive a 10% discount off annual and six-month NYC Parks Recreation Center memberships at any of Parks’ 35 neighborhood recreation centers.

YMCA – With your IDNYC card, you will receive access to Y Roads young adult centers and New Americans Welcome Centers, which offer adult literacy programs. You will also receive 20% off of family and adult memberships at all 22 YMCA centers citywide.  This discount is not available to IDNYC cardholders who have had a YMCA of Greater New York membership within the last twelve months.

Citi Bike – With your IDNYC card you will save 15% on your annual Citi Bike membership during your first year as a new Citi Bike member.

Supermarket Discounts at Food Bazaar
You will receive a 5% discount off all purchases at Food Bazaar supermarkets in New York City on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Some exclusions apply. For more information, click here.

Veteran Designation Benefits

In addition to the robust and exciting benefits package that comes with being an IDNYC cardholder, Veterans receive additional exclusive benefits with the Veterans Designation, including free one-year membership at theIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; easy access to veteran-specific job placement and entrepreneurship services at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), including Workforce 1 and the Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program; discounted membership in Veterans Advantage, which offers military discounts from national retailers and travel providers, including Amtrak, United, JetBlue, Greyhound, CVS, Office Depot, Foot Locker, and more; and discounts at businesses affiliated with the  Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Queens VETS Program.  To learn more about the IDNYC Veteran Designation, click here.
Animal Care Centers of New York
IDNYC cardholders will receive $25 off adoption fees for Cats, Dogs and Rabbits. These fees normally range from $50-$100. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag. Animals available for adoption can be viewed here, or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes).

applications can found on IDNYC’s website at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/how-to-apply.page

and are attached below

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We are pleased to welcome CUNY Citizenship Now! to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

CUNY Citizenship Now and  Our  Mission:

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified. We also coordinate community, educational, and volunteer initiatives to help expand opportunities for New York City’s immigrant population.  on FaceBook @citizenshipnow

CUNY Citizenship Now! will be providing information and assistance for individuals during the Street Festival.  For more information Citizenship Now Citiwide Photo 2 Contact

CARLOS SIERRA

Community Liaison

CUNY Citizenship Now!

New York State

Office for New Americans at CUNYXPRESS

CUNY Citizenship Now!
CUNY Express Immigration Center
5030 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY 10034
212-568-4692

 

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We welcome the Liberian Community Association of New York to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

We are happy to Welcome Liberian Community Association of New York  to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street festival the Liberian Community Association of New York (LICANY)) will be in attendance to drive awareness of the Liberian Community their upcoming

Liberia’s Independence Day Celebration in honor of Liberia’s 169th Independence Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:00pm-4:00am @ Taino Towers Grand Ballroom 240 East 123rd Street / New York, NY  Visit  www.lidispatch.com www.hutimes.com www.haitifirstmagazine.com for more information

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We are happy to announce that DJ henri will be spinning the music on the Go Africa Stage during the Go Africa Harlem Street festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

dj.henri

For many years, dj.henri has been spinning an African and Caribbean groove at SOB’s, (le) poisson rouge, City Winery, Symphony Space, Sylvana’s, and other NYC clubs — opening for acts like Salif Keita, Ebenezer Obey, Femi Kuti, Antibalas, Diblo Dibala, Aster Aweke, Tinariwen, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Vieux Farka Toure, and Natacha Atlas.  dj.henri’s radio station Radio Africa Online (http://radioafricaonline.com) is the longest-running station playing African and Caribbean music online.  His hugely popular Radio Africa Online Mixes are also featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating 100 Terabytes of traffic annually.

 

http://soukous.org/sr.pls

http://radioafricaonline.com/

We are proud to Welcome the Red Cross to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Red Cross

We are proud to welcome the American Red Cross to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street to be held on 7/16/2016 on 116th street btw. 7th & 8Th avenues from 10am – 7pm.

Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org or or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 for more information.

On Twitter: @intlfamilylinks

Facebook: RedCrossNY

Twitter: @RedCrossNY

Instagram: @RedCrossNY

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The Red Cross provides free reconnection services to any individual who is separated from their family members due to armed conflict, natural disaster, or other humanitarian emergencies (see attached). We do not take sides in hostilities, nor report or care about immigration status. I feel that our services could be of great value to a large number of ethnic communities living in NY, but not many people actually know about them. I’m hoping that our attendance at events like the Go Africa Festival help educate people about such resources that are available to them.

Bringing Relief, Offering Hope

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Family messages transmitted by the America Red Cross can be very brief, but the three short words “I am alive” may be all that is needed to ease the minds of distraught loved ones half a world away

At a Glance: 2015

  •     Assisted 13,057 people   Opened 4,861 new cases
  • Reconnected 4,256 families
  •     Provided 3,867 phone calls to migrant families

Worked with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners in 103 countries

Contact Us:

Send us an inquiry at: Redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies or call us at:

202-303-1600 Visit our blog: RestoringFamilyLinksBlog.com

What We Do

The chaos and confusion that accompany war, disaster and international migration can separate families when they need each other most. When this hap- pens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that allows families to reconnect.

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American Red Cross caseworkers at lo- cal chapters around the U.S. help fami- lies locate missing relatives by working with our partners – the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross and Red Cresent organizations in nearly every country around the world.

This past year, the American Red Cross helped reconnect thousands of families–bridging years of separation to renew critical links between new communities in the U.S. and their families abroad.

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We are proud announce that Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are again honored that the Honorable Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, will serve again as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival to be held on 07/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 11th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

  • Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. Gale Brewer 2
  • The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up of City Council Members and Chairs from the Community Boards, and the Borough Services Cabinet, composed of senior officials from City agencies delivering services in the borough.

Ms. Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002 through 2013, representing the 6th Council District which includes most of the Upper West Side and northern Clinton.

  • As Councilmember, she successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, and the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers.
  • She was the founding chair of the Council’s Technology Committee in 2002.
  • Immediately prior to her election to the City Council, Brewer served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center, and before that worked for the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing in New York City.
  • Prior to that non-profit and private-sector experience, Brewer served in City government in various roles, including as…
  • New York City Deputy Public Advocate for Intergovernmental Affairs under Mark Green (1994-1998).
  • Director of Mayor Dinkins’ Federal Office in New York City, managing the administration’s legislative agenda in Washington and a technical assistance program to help community-based organizations obtain federal funds (1990 to 1994).
  • Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (concurrent with the Federal Office, from 1993 to 1994).
  • Chief of Staff to West Side Councilmember Ruth W. Messinger– before Messinger was, herself, elected Manhattan Borough President (1979-1989).
  • Brewer also served on the staff of Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak, the first women elected statewide in New York in 1974 (under Gov. Hugh Carey) and first served in government in the City Parks Department during the Lindsay administration.
  • Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and she did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.
  • She co-teaches a class in urban policy each spring with former Borough President Messinger as part of Hunter College’s Public Service Scholar program, and has taught urban affairs at other area colleges, including Barnard, Baruch, Brooklyn and Queens Colleges.
  • Brewer is married to Cal Snyder; they live on the Upper West Side. Together they have raised many foster children.

We are proud to welcome The Harlem Brewing Co. as a Merchant in the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/16/2016

It is with a great sense of pride that we welcome the Harlem Brewing Company as a Vendor in the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival to be held on 7/16/0216 on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues from 10am – 6pm.

The Harlem Brewing Company will be providing  beer and food pairings with African & Caribbean cuisines highlighting the alligator pepper  and other spices in the their products.
Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

Celeste Beatty and her team are a minority women owned business that has been doing great things since their inception. The product are now carried by FreshDirect & WalMart which speaks volumes towards their journey and success.

More details on the Harlem Brewing Company are below:

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the first brews were made in her studio apartment right across from Marcus Garvey Park. She’d finally opened the gift of a home brew kit that sat in the closet for several weeks (that might explain why the first brewed weren’t such a hit). So, she kept on brewing, never giving up on perfecting her recipes. After challenges trying to open a local brewery, she took her home grown recipes to Olde Saratoga Brewery, working closely with Paul and Chris, both fine brewers, Beer (1)bottling her flagship Harlem Brew-Sugar Hill Golden Ale. On June 19, 2001,none of the packaging materials were ready so recycled beer boxes were gathered. With the amazing support from family, friends and neighbors (Uncle Arthur drove a Penske truck full of the first batch of beer over the river and through an upstate area called Harlem Valley back to 125th Street), Harlem Brewing Company launched at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

visit http://www.harlembrewing.com for more information HBCLogo