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Highlights for this year 2020

Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh

Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world

This year’s Carnival brings 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 and NY Region.


Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Carnival 2020  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 to 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 2020  to be supported by the following individual's 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 Souleymane 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!

Contact Information


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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:


or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About the event organizer

Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Education, cultural, and trade initiatives for Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S.)

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      216 West 116th Street, New York, NY, USA

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    216 West 116th Street, New York, NY, USA

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