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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/
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.
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
- CUNY Citizenship Now!
- Carver Bank
- 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:
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/
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/