About this event
you must self register for this event
Highlights for this year 2021
Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh
Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world
This year’s Carnival bring new artists up to 3 stages throughout both days of the event thus providing something fresh and exciting for all New Yorkers.
The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on 8 grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival.
The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the street Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures.
We will also be selling Beer, Wine and special beverages during the event.
There will be three (3) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs an NY Region.
Grand Marshall & Master of Ceremonies
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Carnival 2021 to announce the Following:
- The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event
Special Honorees from the Community (TBA):
We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years:
Supporters & Sponsors
“This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.”
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Carnival 2021 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:
- The Consulate General of Senegal
- New York city Department of Cultural Affairs
- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
- U.S. Congressman, Adriano Espaillat
- The office of Manhattan Borough President
- NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
- NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie (Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival)
- Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force (Alassane Diop)
- Manhattan Community Board 10
- The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
- Ambassador of Guinea, & the Consulate General Guinea
- NYC Councilman, Bill Perkins
- New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo
- The office of Bronx Borough President
- The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
- The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
- The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
- The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
- The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
- The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
- CUNY Citizenship Now!
Visit GoAfricaCarnival.org for more information.
CONTACT: The Go Africa Carnival 2020 will take place on 7/11/2020 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. for more information, visit: www.GoAfricaCarnival.org
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
no age requirments to attend, however Government issued IDs are required for the purchase and consumption of adult beverages from any of the venues at the street festival
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Take the C,B Trains to 116th Street or take the 2,3 or 6 Trains to 116th street and walk east to 7th avenue
What can I bring into the event?
It is suggested that you travel lightly