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.
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.
Location, Time & 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.
Music and 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:
Supporters & Sponsors
- 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