Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Annual Africa Festival on July 16 in Takoma, DC

Just in case you were wondering if there's anything exciting to do in DC on a Saturday in the middle of July, here's an invitation for free event with something for everyone:

The Mayor's Office on African Affairs (OAA) is hosting the Second Annual DC Africa Festival. Following the success of last year's event, we are pleased once again to highlight African culture and communities in the District of Columbia. This year our theme will be One City, Many Voices: showcasing Africa's cultural and economic contributions to the District of Columbia.

When:  Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 12pm- 6pm
Where:  Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 
Registration: Free

The event will feature:
  • A Parade of Flags
  • A Bead-Making Craft Section
  • A Flag Making Station
  • A Face Painting Station
  • Live Art Canvas
  • Entertainment
  • Embassy Showings
  • An African Bloggers Exhibition
  • A Fashion Presentation
  • African Storytelling
  • Drum Jam Session
  • Art Vendors
  • Food Vendors
This year's festival will promote the positive legacy of the African community by highlighting talent, social and networking media, social entrepreneurism as a tool for the betterment of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa's capability to compete in the global market. Additionally, the Mayor's Office on African Affairs will kick off a new initiative: We Count!: A demographic survey of African-owned businesses, organizations and residents of the District of Columbia.

We are honored to invite you to be a part of this marvelous celebration! If you are interested in more specific information regarding this festival, please contact Kenyatta Albeny by emailing her at oaa @ dc.gov.

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