GAL APPROVED The Africa Center Goes PublicBy Delaina Dixon | September 18, 2014 | Food Fashion Style
Being a DivaGal means being culturally savvy about your roots. We were thrilled to learn that The Africa Center, located in historical Harlem’s Upper East Side, will open its doors to the public for the first time this Saturday. A private concert is being held that evening.
Once known as The Museum for African Art, The Africa Center has expanded its mission to become the world’s leading civic African institution. “Meet The Africa Center,” a daylong celebration (from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) will feature an art installation by Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh; performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem; musical presentations by OkayAfrica; healthy living presentations and African-influenced tastings as well as cultural screenings, workshops, storytelling and more.
As The Africa Center will open permanently to the public in 2016, this is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to get a sneak peek at its upcoming offerings at the free festival, Africa Center Executive Vice President Philip Conte shares with The DivaGals.
Mark your calendars: “Meet The Africa Center” is FREE this Saturday, Sept. 20 at The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Want more information? Check it out at theafricacenter.org.