Art, Culture, Fashion Events: This May in NYC is Africa-inspired

WEB_Monteiro_african_art_apifThe month of May in NYC is quite awesome when you are into everything Africa-inspired like me :-).  Movies, art, fashion, performances … you name it! I need another vacation to have enough time to attend all these cool upcoming events and activities. But as I just came back from my holiday in Accra, that’s not going to happen.

My most favorite event is the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair happening this weekend, and this weekend only. It’s totally worth going. I attended it last year and it was a very inspiring and fun experience.

Another fave of course the BAM Dance Africa Bazaar. I mean yes, I have just returned from Ghana and I did shop a lot of accessories there, but I mostly attend the Bazaar for the atmosphere and to take pictures of uber-stylish people and enjoy the Brooklyn experience.16-CTEK-0595_afripediakenya_613x463

Last but not least the African Film Festival. It runs almost for 4 weeks, so “no time” is no excuse. They show movies by emerging and more established film makers from the African  Continent & the Diaspora in venues across Harlem, Midtown and Brooklyn.  I have never regretted attending, I always walk away  with new insights and stories.

Most of these events already started this week – mark your calendar and see you there!

African Film Festival NYC

When: May 1 – May 30th

Where: Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

When: May 6th – May 8th

Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook /Brooklyn

BAM Dance Africa Festival & Bazaar

When: May 27th – May 30th

Where: Inside and outside of Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fort Greene


And 2 events to look forward to in June and July:

Zuvaa Pop-up

When: June 4th & June 5th

Where: 138 5th Ave, New York City

International African Arts Festival

When: July 1st – July 4th

Where: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn



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