Programs Africa Day Weekend Celebration


  • Date:
    May 27, 2023
  • End Date:
    May 27, 2023
  • Time:
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:

    1280 5th Ave, New York, NY

Since 1963, countries on the African continent and across the world have celebrated May 25th as World Africa Day. Join us as we commemorate the 60th anniversary of World Africa Day on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 with a community event on our plaza. 

Celebrate the richness and diversity of the African continent by helping us launch our new plaza window installation displaying the flags of Africa’s 54 countries, as well as the Pan-African flag 

Come wearing your country’s flag and take part in our social media campaign

Experience performances from DJ Birane and Kaisokah Moko Jumbies stilt walkers 

Witness a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches from The Africa Center’s leadership, dignitaries, and community leaders 

Enjoy offerings from local Harlem and African vendors, art workshops, and more 

Once known as African Freedom Day and as African Liberation Day, World Africa Day marks the formation of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union, a body of African representatives committed to the long-term freedom and self-determination of Africa and its people. Our new window installation will commemorate this with a colorful tribute to the diversity of the African continent, highlighting themes of Pan-African solidarity and unity as well as inspiring passionate discussion about the similarities and differences weaving throughout Africa’s 54 nations.