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Contact

Joyce Adewumi 
New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc 
info@nyafricanensemble.com 
212-862-4858 

When

Saturday June 2, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

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Where

ACP Harlem State Office Building Plaza 
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Building Plaza
163 W. 125th Street &
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Building Plaza
New York, NY 10027
 

 
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3rd Annual Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Festival

June 2, 2012, 12pm -6pm

at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza 

 

 

                      

NYACE                 

New  York African Chorus Ensemble Inc (NYACE) contributes to the diversity of New York City's vibrant cultural life. As a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization we are devoted to using the arts to bring people of diverse backgrounds together so that they would have a better understanding of their own and other people's cultural traditions.

         Two children Our desire to contribute to global harmony resulted in the creation of the  Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Festival (CDCY), which is an occasion that brings together different ethnic groups to Harlem, in celebration of our differences, and as a testimony to the peace and unity that could be achieved if we celebrate our cultural diversity rather than use it as a reason to hate or harm one another.

 

 Dundun Player    Chinese Dancer   Michaelangelo

 

 Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Festival showcases over 40 countries in solo artists and groups from every borough through dances and music performances representing the traditional arts of these countries. 

     

  Belly Dancers               Lorretta

 This FREE cultural explosion will be held at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr.  Plaza, located at 163 West 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY 10027, on Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

 Baron Ambrosia                           Scottish

 

CDCY Festival attracts not only the family members and friends of the performers, but also anyone looking for a free, highly artistic and rich cultural experience.

 

Crowd and OGS sign              MIxed Crowd

 

This day that celebrate our diverse cultural traditions will also have in attendance social service organizations that  partner with us to make CDCY festival successful. They will provide free services such as health screenings, and give information about jobs, immigration, health issues, and much more.   

There will be rides and give-aways for Kids, including free snacks and beverages.

 

Chinese DrummersBokande

 

 We invite Performers to come and represent their cultural heritage. There is no charge for performers to take part and you’ll get great exposure. Just call us at 212-862-4858 to register before May 12, 2012.

Come out for some great fun on Saturday, June 2, 2012. We’ll learn from each other and together we’ll celebrate our diverse cultures!!!       

 S. Asian Dancers 2             Garifuna

   

We encourage social service organizations to do your outreach work with us. Participation is just $75 for your tent, table, chairs. Please fill out the registration form and pay your rental fees before May 12, 2012.

 

    AsikoOpera Singer

 

We are also in need of volunteers.

 

Please call 212-862-4858 for more information.

 Spread the word!!!!!!!

Tell your neighbors, friends and co-workers, that

Saturday, June 2, 2012 is Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Day.                

  Just click the Register button below to register to do your outreach work at the 3rd Annual Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Festival.

New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc (NYACE) contributes to the diversity of New York City's vibrant cultural life. The organization employs the arts as a tool to create a bridge of understanding between Africans and non-Africans. NYACE, with its multicultural membership, has developed a reputation for presenting highly artistic African music concerts in the community and especially for the economically and culturally underserved 

             Maxine Brown 2                  S. Asian Dancers        

CDCY Festival attracts not only the family members and friends of the performers, but also anyone looking for a free, highly artistic and rich cultural experience.

 Crowd DancingNolene Dancing

 

This day that celebrate our diverse cultural traditions is also attended by Government officials, community leaders, social service agencies and other organizations that partner with us to make CDCY festival successful.

  Nigerian Lady and American Boy            Jamaican Drummers

Chief Philip Banks III of the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, who is the inspiration behind CDCY Festival; Andrea Quarantillo, NYC Director United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Congressmen Charles Rangel, and Voza Rivers are just a few of the dignitaries who have attended our festival.

Chief Banks                  USCIS Director

Congressman RangelVoza Rivers

 

If you would like to help make this celebration a success, your in-kind or financial donations would be greatly appreciated. We are also in need of volunteers. We need chairs, tables, tents, flyer and program, porta potties, beverages, food, and signage designs.

  

All donations are tax deductible to the extent applicable by law. Please make all checks or money orders payable New York African Chorus Ensemble and mail to Hamilton Grange Post Office, P.O Box 195, New York, NY 10031.

 

Please call 212-862-4858 for more information.

 

Please click on the link to see excerpts from last year's festival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ9TVJAE_yw

 

 

Spread the word! Tell your neighbors, friends and co-workers, June 2, 2012 is Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Day.

 

The 3rd Annual Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Festival is made possible in part with public funds from  the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the City Council, Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th Council District, Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council, the Fund for Creative Communities supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with additional support from New Heritage Theatre, and Harlem Arts Alliance, and material donations from Materials for the Arts, and  the Office of General Services of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Harlem State Office Building.

 

Photos by Gene Ward and Kenji Mori