Have Dinner Tonight With African Friends! How To Get Your TicketBy Maureen Martin | June 14, 2017 | Gals On The Town
It’s Hump day! How are we getting through this first hot week of summer? We and a few friends will be supporting the African Services Committee by attending a chic dinner at the renowned James Cohan Gallery. For one night only the gallery will become a restaurant and party space to support African Services‘ critical community kitchen and nutrition programs in its HQ in Harlem.
Chef Pierre Thiam, author of James Beard-nominated cookbook and featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Senegal episode, will be preparing a feast for the sit down dinner and canapes and cocktails for the after party in the main gallery, to which all are invited. Tickets will be available at the door. If you can’t make the event you can still donate at anytime!
African Services is an open door to immigrants (70 percent from the African continent) where people can see a free lawyer to reunite their families, get connected to health care and housing, take English classes, have a meal, see a mental health professional (among many other services), and receive these services in the 25 different language and dialects spoken by staff. The mark of ASC’s success is that many clients who have graduated through the programs come back to help guide support groups and fellow immigrants following in their path. In short, it is a very special, hardworking place serving 6,500 people a year in New York and more in its five HIV clinics in Ethiopia.
For more information on African Services visit www.africanservices.org
Photo credit: Pierrethiam.com