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- South African Handmade Collection 2015, 1-4 February
- Starfish Greathearts Foundation USA's 10th Anniversary Gala,
- State of the Nation Address, 12 February
- South African Pavilion at Strictly Sail Miami Boatshow, 12-16 February
- Zip Zap Circus, 15 February 2015
- Panel Discussion with Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, 18 February 2015
- Kupferberg Presents: 20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela, 18 February 2015
- US Debut: Katavi Botanicals (Live Streaming), 20 March 2015
- Linda Means to Wait, 16 - 19 April 2015
- 'Necktie Youth' at Tribeca Film Festival, 17-23 April 2015
- First Annual South African Craft Show, 18 April 2015
- Lecture: Singing Violence: Zulu Ngoma during South Africa's Transition
- Sharon Katz and the Peace Train
- Vincent Lyn and Wouter Kellerman: In Recognition of Kofi Annan
- The 2015 Desmond Tutu Phelophepa Achievement Awards for Excellence
Umoja USA Tour
Special discounted price for the South African community. For information on how to avail the discount, please contact Sduduzo Ka-Mbili at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Evening with Mike Tolkin and Neil McMillan
Wednesday, 21 January 2015, from 6:30 p.m.
295 Madison Avenue, 47th Floor
New York City
Kick off the 2015 rugby season with the New York Rugby Business Network and U.S. Head Coach Mike Tolkin as he re-caps the 2014 season including the New Zealand Match and talks about the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Former professional rugby player Neil McMillan will also be on hand to provide insight on life as a pro and how he made the transition from player to business entrepreneur as Co-founder of City Athlete. Register to attend the event.
South African Handmade Collection at NY Now 2015
1-4 February 2015
Booth 1371, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 35th Street, New York City 10001
The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and the South African Department of Trade and Industry are proud to present the South African Handmade Collection at NY NOW 2015 this February. The collection represents some of South Africa’s finest craft and design.
The CCDI, a not for profit company based in the beautiful Western Cape province of South Africa, assists the craft and design sector with business, product and market support. The layered social histories and rich cultural life of the region are reflected in the diverse styles of product, from edgy and eclectic to ethnic and African safari to urban contemporary, sophisticated, organic, and romantic.
For inquiries, please email Ryan Rode at email@example.com
Starfish Greathearts Foundation USA's
10th Anniversary Gala
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
2 Desbrosses Street, 12th Floor
(between Hudson and Greenwich Streets)
New York City
Tickets: $225.00 per person at the door or purchase online.
The Starfish Greathearts Foundation USA (Starfish USA) will host its 10th Anniversary Gala to celebrate milestones achieved to annually support over 16,000 children in 35 communities to provide education, healthcare and child protection services. Join us for a fun night of African music, South African wine and bid on fabulous silent and live auction items to support a great cause.
Featured at the live auction will be renowned South African artists Greg Anderson, James Delaney, Benjamin Mitchley and Richard Scott, who have donated their artwork to support Starfish USA.
Guests also can bid on a magical trip to South Africa with luxury accommodations at Tanda Tula Safari Lodge, Ten Bompas Hotel in Johannesburg and Samara Karoo Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Winners of this auction prize will be treated to a private lunch at Mooiplaas wine estate and private nature reserve in Stellenbosch.
South African Pavilion
at the 2015 Strictly Sail Miami Boatshow
12 - 16 February 2015
Miamarina, Pier C
Zip Zap Circus
Sunday, 15 February at 7:00 pm
53-21 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island, NY 11101
Meet the amazing artists and teachers from the Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change in Cape Town, South Africa. Direct from standing-room-only performances with Cirque Phenix in Paris, José do Rego and Jacobus “Trompie” Claassen will share Gold -Clown winning talent and the magic of Zip Zap’s pioneering social circus programming.
Since its founding in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa, The Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change has used the magic of circus to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap’s programs help kids “Dare to Dream” and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap programs are always free to the participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
No tickets required, just a suggested donation of $20 at the door.
Space is limited so please RSVP asap to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Discussion with Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela
Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 12:15 pm
Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and musical activists – legendary trumpeter, vocalist and composer Hugh Masekela, and vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Vusi Mahlasela – have joined forces on the 20 Years Of Freedom Tour. They will discuss the effects that the harsh political climate in South Africa had on their music, and South African music in general – and how music can uplift and raise social and political awareness. South Africa’s “struggle songs” portray the hardships and joys of living in apartheid–era South Africa.This music connects the old South Africa of discrimination and separation with the new promise for a better future and reconciliation.
The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 12:15 p.m. on the campus of Queens College.
For more information, please contact Julia del Palacio at Julia.email@example.com or at tel. (718) 997-3589.
20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela
Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Le Frak Concert Hall
Flushing, NY 11367
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts and Queens College are delighted to welcome Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela for a concert at LeFrak Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the College’s Year of South Africa program. As two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons, they will come together to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of Apartheid.
US Debut: Katavi Botanicals (Live Streaming)
EVINE Live's Online Show "Before and After Beauty"
Friday, 20 March 2015, 7:00 p.m.
South African company Katavi Botanicals will launch its skincare range in the US on EVINE Live's show "Before and After Beauty" on Friday, 20 March 2015.
Katavi Botanicals is an anti-aging, all-natural skincare range from South Africa based on the 'Big 5 cosmetic fruits' native to Africa (Kigelia, Baobab, Marula, Mongongo and Moringa). Katavi's range of beauty creams harnesses the power of these natural wonders and was specifically formulated to target the noticeable effects of environmental stress on skin. Live streaming can be accessed at: http://www.evine.com/OnAir/PrintProgramGuide?raw=true&stop_mobi=yes&ecid=mktgposts-_-vanity-_-programguide
For more information about Katavi Botanicals, please go to : http://www.katavibotanicals.com/.
First Annual South African Craft Show
Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Sreet (Use 11th Street entrance)
New York City 10003
South African art
Contact: (718) 218-4512
Association of South African Artisans and Craft Dealers
Linda Means to Wait
HERE Arts Center
Dorothy B. Williams Theatre
145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
Thursday, 16 April at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 17 April at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 18 April at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 19 April at 2:00 p.m.
Written & Performed by Linda Kuriloff
Directed by Geoffrey Owens
Production Stage Manager: Petol Weekes
For more information, please visit www.LindaMeanstoWait.com
Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets visit Here Arts Center or call (212) 352-3101.
Necktie Youth at Tribeca Film Festival
Friday, 17 April 2015, 6:45 p.m.
Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5
Saturday, 18 April 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6
Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:15 p.m.
Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4
Thursday, 23 April 2015, 3:45 p.m.
Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5
For more information and tickets, please visit Tribecal Film Festival.
South African Films at the 2015 African Film Festival
Backdoor Films Fundraiser
Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Alvin and Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
New Rochelle NY 10801
Ticket: $60.00 - Advance sales only.
Purchase online at http://www.thesevensistersmovie.com/events.html
A Shared Interest Night with FreshlyGround
30 June 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Join Shared Interest at B.B. King for a live performance by international Southern African sensations FreshlyGround for their New York portion of their highly anticipated North American tour. Use the special promo code "Shared" for special $20 discounted tickets including the performance and a cocktail during the exclusive meet and greet with the band! Tickets Are very LIMITED!
WEEK LONG EVENTS: BROOKLYN
Reclaiming Our Culture, Environment & Heritage
18 - 24 July 2015
Boys & Girls High School Campus
18 July 2015
Happy Birthday Madiba Ceremony
South African Freedom Dance Class
Film: School Daze
21 July 2015
Drum Class with Gene Osborne
22 July 2015
Learn to sing: South African National Anthem
Film: Sarafina & Youth Panel
23 July 2015
|Madiba Café: Poetry Slam
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
24 July 2015
|Nelson Mandela International Day of Service
Community Fair, Sports Activities, Art Projects, Closing Ceremony & Special Performances
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit: Kevin C. Gillespie:
A Series of Four Paintings Depicting Rhinos
3 August 2015
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
98 Orchard Streeet
New York, NY 10002
Portion of the sales to benefit the Game Rangers Association of South Africa.
For information on the exhibit, please call tel. (917) 244-4868.
To know more about Kevin Gillespie, please visit http://www.signedconnolly.com/.
Zulu Ngoma during South Africa's Transition
Thursday, September 17 at 5:30pm
Silver Center Room 320
31 Washington Place, NY, New York
First event of the NYU Department of Music 2015-16 Colloquium Series
A lecture by LOUISE MEINTJES, Associate Professor of Music and Anthropology at Duke University and author of Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio (Duke University Press, 2003)
Sharon Katz and the Peace Train at Joe's Pub
Nonhlanhla Wanda and SAHAVO Choir
17 September 2015, 7:00 p.m.
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
South Africa's Sharon Katz & the Peace Train bring their Grammy-nominated, Afro-Pop-Jazz-Roots fusion back to Joe's Pub for a concert and dance party with special guest Nonhlanhla Wanda and SAHAVO Choir. For more information and tickets, please visit Joe's Pub.
Vincent Lyn and Wouter Kellerman:
Concert In Recognition of James Kofi Annan
Friday, 9 October 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets
Tickets: $60, $50 and $40
Box Office: 57th Street and & 7th Avenue or CarnegieCharge: (212) 247-7800
Composer and jazz pianist Vincent Lyn and 2015 Grammy Award-winning flutist Wouter Kellerman join together again, after their performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall last year. Vincent’s trio and Wouter’s South African quartet perform a collaboration of music in a variety of styles, including new age, world, jazz, bossa nova, Afro-Cuban, and contemporary classical. This concert is presented in recognition of James Kofi Annan, protecting and empowering the lives of young people.
The Phelophepa Health Care Train, established in 1994, initially operated with only three eye clinic coaches. By 1995, recognizing the need for a wider primary health care base it expanded services to include more comprehensive optometry, dental and psychological care.
Now in its 18th year, the Phelophepa has grown from three cars to an impressive 18-car train delivering primary health care, education and outreach programs including: HIV/AIDS education. Additional services include training community volunteers in basic healthcare and screening/educating local schoolchildren.