FYI from Manhattan Community Board 10 (CB 10) : Go Africa Harlem Street Festival – July 15, 2017 10 am – 7pm

We happy for the awareness that Community Board 10 of Harlem is driving for the upcoming Street festival on 7/15/2017 from 10am – 7pm.10599211_545303945593140_2249320362854355796_n

 

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The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/15/2017 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-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/

Click here to sign-up  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

MEDIA ALERT:

 

Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017. will be taking place on July 15th 2017 from 10am – 7pm.

 

WHO:  The Go Africa Network Inc. In recognition and acknowledgment of the significant presence of African and African-centric merchants along the corridor of 116th street in Harlem, New York city, the Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Education, cultural, 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 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 15th, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.

This program is supported, in part by public funds from the New York city Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

 

http://goafricaharlem.org/

 

The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 15th in the year 2017 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.

 

Supporters & Sponsors

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2017 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

  • The Consulate General of Senegal
  • New York city Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
  • U.S. Congressman, Adriano Espaillat
  • The office of Manhattan Borough President
  • NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie
  • Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ambassador of Guinea,  & the Consulate General Guinea
  •  New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • The office of Bronx Borough President
  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
  • The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
  •  The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
  • IDNYC
  • CUNY Citizenship Now!

Corporate Sponsors

 

  • Carver Bank
  • HealthFirst
  • MoneyGram
  • Harlem Brewery

 

Parameters and Scope

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.

We will also have two pavilions (2) 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.

Preference has been given to African Merchants in the city of New York  for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their goods and services.

 

The merchants and vendors are categorized as follows:

 

  • Dance, Music and African Art (1 main Pavilion)
  • Judging and viewing stand for Africa Day Parade (2nd Pavilion)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Health and Wellness Services (Medical, health, Mental, testing services)
  • Financial services (Banking, insurance, etc.)
  • City agency services (Immigration, housing, social services).

 

Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2016 to announce the Following:

 

  • The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event

 

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 and African-American community throughout the years:

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.

 

 

CONTACT: The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/15/2017 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-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/

Click here to sign-up  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

Or register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-africa-harlem-street-festival-2017-tickets-32033139984

 

In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to Media@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

 

Merchants, Artists & Media, should use to following link to register http://goafricaharlem.org/events/vendormerchant-registration-for-the-go-africa-harlem-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/

 

 

 

 

 

We welcome the support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017

We are honored to have the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council this year for the street Festival.

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/15/2017 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-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/

Click here to sign-up  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

Or register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-africa-harlem-street-festival-2017-tickets-32033139984

 

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs. 

DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City’s five boroughs.

Through its Materials for the Arts Program, DCLA provides free supplies for use in arts programs offered by non-profit groups and New York City public schools. DCLA has also changed the physical landscape of New York City through its Percent for Art program by commissioning more than 180 works of art by some of the world’s leading artists at public building sites throughout the city. 

 for more information visit: http://www.nyc.gov/culture

We are proud announce that Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem street Festival on 7/15/2017

We are again honored that the Honorable Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, will serve again as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival to be held on 07/15/2017 from 10am – 7pm on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT:

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/15/2017 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-2017-street-festival-on-july-15th-2017/

Click here to sign-up  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

Or register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-africa-harlem-street-festival-2017-tickets-32033139984

  • 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.