FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2016
Senior Public Relations Officer
Go Africa Network
646-502-9778 Ext 844
Street festival aims to support black-owned businesses in Harlem and New York City in general
New York, NY — The second annual Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will be held Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 116th Street within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards in Harlem.
Manhattan Borough President Brewer’s Immigrant Task Force is a proud support of the event.
The festival will include live music and dance, African food and beverages, African-American food and beverages, clothing and apparel, health and wellness services, financial services such as banking and insurance, city agency services in areas such as immigration, housing and social services, taste tests and giveaways.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, a sponsor and supporter of the festival, will serve as the grand marshal for the event.
Shaun King, senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a prominent civil rights activist known for his use of social media to shed light on social causes, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Some of the restaurants that will be participating in New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW) 2016, will be in attendance. A Taste of Africa, a community-based organization dedicated to promoting the best of African cuisine and culture that organizes the annual NYARW, is among the supporters of the event.
Other sponsors and supporters include the Consulate General of Senegal in New York; Association Nationale des Senegalais d’Amérique; Manhattan Community Board 10 and the Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, chairman of the CB10’s Arts and Culture Committee; the Delegate General of Côte d’Ivoire; the Permanent Mission of Guinea to the United Nations; New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and his African Advisory Council; Souleimane Konaté, imam of the Masjid Aqsa Mosque in Harlem; New York City Civil Court Judge W. Franc Perry; New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat;
Manhattan Borough President Brewer’s Immigrant Task Force; and Halstead Property.
For questions about the event, please call (646) 502-9778 ext. 8001 or visit https://www.goafricaharlem.org.
About Go Africa Network:
Go Africa Network is a U.S.-based nonprofit that seeks to advance the awareness and socioeconomic development of Africa and the United States through local and international outreach initiatives.