During this two day event, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy authentic African cuisine, music, folklore, fashion, poetry, craft and so much more
Where: Michael J. Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301
When: August 18th & 19th from 12p.m.-7p.m.
Admission: Free! WHAT TO EXPECT AT AFRICANFEST-NYC
– The celebration of African Cultural Heritage
– The enjoyment of different kind of African Music
– Fashion Show
– The display of African related merchandise
– The enjoyment of authentic African cuisine
– Great children play area
– and much more……………….
Preparation for AFRICANFEST-NYC started at a McDonald’s Restaurant on Bay Street, Staten Island, NY in June 2016, when O. Ajayi and O. Ceesay, (the festival organizers) met to discuss the festival and agreed to further discussed after returning from the August 13th & 14th, 2016, Annual FESTAFRICA in Silver Spring, MD., USA.
On August 19th, 2016, the organizers met again and decided that the festival would be held on August 19th & 20th, 2017.
In naming the festival, several names were bounced around before they settled on “African Arts & Cultural Festival (AFRICANFEST-NYC)” so as to accommodate the realities of African unity.