Post by Evelyn Owen
We’re getting excited about our upcoming “Top of the Mile” Community Day, this Saturday, October 14!
And here’s why: just check out the incredible range of performers, vendors, and activities you can expect to find in and around our building on the day.
See you there! We look forward to welcoming you to The Africa Center.
Register to attend for free here.
Date: Saturday, October 14
Feed your soul with music… and with snacks!
We’re absolutely thrilled that DJ Stormin’ Norman will be spinning tunes for the afternoon. His Sundae Sermon sessions in Harlem are the stuff of legend, soulfully supporting diverse communities through music and dance including afrobeat, salsa, house, and more.
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
#forthelove of #harlem #culture #community #love #sundaesermon
Posted by Dj Stormin' Norman on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If all that dancing makes you hungry, check out some of our food vendors!
You might like to try an authentic African dish from Egunsi Foods, or a taste of Italy via Harlem from Settepani. For a lighter bite, visit Snacks of Africa, who will be offering delicious morsels. Their coconut chips use coconuts imported directly from Ghana’s Western Region, and are to die for.
Wash them down with a refreshing gulp of Limation limade and you’re good to go (…back to the dance party!)
Inspire your mind…
Harlem-based renewable energy company Uncharted Play have set up an Innovation Lab in our space to test out some of their new products, and now you and your kids can too!
Join their award-winning Founder and CEO Jessica O. Matthews—tech pioneer, acclaimed innovator, and one of Okayafrica’s 100 Women this year—for hands-on engineering experiments.
Uncharted Play also have a non-profit arm, Harlem Tech Fund, which works to empower Harlem residents to create positive local change through education and career support in STEM, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Harlem Tech Fund is Uncharted Play's non-profit arm that works to empower #Harlem residents to create positive local change, ensuring that they can actualize the development initiatives that they want to use within their community. Take a look as Naomi Sher, UP's City & Sustainability Manager and Harlem Tech Fund's Project Manager, talks about the mission of this incredible initiative 💪🏾 #PowerandEmpowerLearn more: www.harlemtech.fund
Posted by Uncharted Play on Thursday, October 5, 2017
Tour The Africa Center Site
We will be hosting hard-hat tours of the raw spaces in our building, so that you can get a feel for how The Africa Center will be transformed over the coming months.
And if your imagination needs a little more fuel, we will also be offering virtual reality tours to give you an even more vivid depiction of what’s in store.