Upcoming Events


ArtBall 2019

April 27, 2019

ArtBall is a celebration of African cultures - of African art, African music, and African healthcare solutions. This year we honoring South African artist and LGBTQI+ visual activist Zanele Muholi with the Rees Visionary Award.

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TCS NYC Marathon

November 3, 2019

Want to run the biggest marathon in the world?  Join Team Amref and you'll get guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon. Skip the drawing and sign up for the team today!

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Past Events


Empowering Young Women in 21st Century Africa

September 27, 2018

A panel discussion on empowering women in 21st century Africa – featuring advocates for change, using the tools of the present. Moderated by Antonia Hylton of Vice News and featuring Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO of Amref, and Evalin Karijo, Director of Youth in Action.

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Africa Beats

July 24, 2018

Africa Beats - a benefit concert, featured special performances by Young Paris, Jojo Abot, DJ Buka and Afrobeats Dance NYC. The night was emceed by Young Prince and took place at Brooklyn Bowl.

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ArtBall 2018

April 28, 2018

The third annual ArtBall honored artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with the Rees Visionary Award, presented by Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. 

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Africa Rising

April 18, 2018

We are proud to present Africa Rising: The Ascent of Contemporary African Art, and Beyond - a panel discussion at A/D/O that will explore the increasing influence of Contemporary African art within the art world and beyond. 

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Beats of Africa II

February 28, 2018

Join us for another night of dancing and drink specials featuring DJ TAO.

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Beats of Africa

November 8, 2017

Shake off your Wednesday worries and join us for an evening of African music with DJ Aku, dancing and drink specials.

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My Body, My Life Screening

September 17, 2017

To kick-off the United Nations General Assembly Week in New York City, we held a special screening of My Body, My Life. My Body, My Life is a short film that follows Abigail - a young Maasai girl as she undergoes Alternative Rites of Passage and escapes FGM.

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ArtBall 2017

May 6, 2017

Legendary artist El Anatsui was honored with the Rees Visionary Award. The night consisted of a silent auction via Artsy, a live auction, an award ceremony, music by DJ Alex Cruz and DJ Cuppy, a performance by Young Paris, food by Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam, and an open bar.

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