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Who’s going to be at the “Top of the Mile” at our Community Day?

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

Time: 11am—6pm

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!)

Coconut chips by Snacks of Africa
Coconut chips by Snacks of Africa
Groundnut Soup by Egunsi Foods
Groundnut Soup by Egunsi Foods
Bottle of limation limeade
Limation limeade

Feast your eyes on fashion and art


Sierra Leone Fashion Week will be presenting an array of looks to inspire your Fall wardrobe, while Harlem’s Heaven Hats will be presenting their fabulous and inventive head wear.

Fashion by Sierra Leone Fashion Week
A look from Sierra Leone Fashion Week
hat made by harlem Heaven
Harlem's Heaven Hats

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.

Learn more:

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

…and nurture your health.


Take advantage of free healthcare screenings to keep your mind and body in tip-top form, thanks to Brightpoint Health.

Brightpoint Health mobile health unit

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.

People using VR sets in Arusha
Viewers experience a Virtual Reality tour of The Africa Center
Virtual Reality view of The Africa CenterTerrace
A Virtual Reality view of our Terrace

… and more!


Check out our flyer below, and don’t forget to register free at our Eventbrite page.


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