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Press Release 2023

4th Edition of The AFRICAN POPUP FESTIVAL

Bringing Community, Culture & Small Business Together

(JULY 22 & 23) @ THE FLATBUSH-NOSTRAND JUNCTION, Brooklyn

Email: [email protected] Contact :Bukola

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The African Popup Festival celebrating local businesses and culture will take place on Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 at Hillel Plaza on Flatbush/Nostrand Junction in Brooklyn and will run from 12pm – 7pm on both days. 

This event is brought to you by ARW Agency (organizers of the African Restaurant Week), the Flatbush-Nostrand Business Improvement District (BID) and various other community organizations promoting culture, small business and community cohesion.

Event Includes:

  • Food tastings by chefs from across the diaspora (Africa, Caribbean, African-American)
  • Marketplace with local vendors/artisans – enjoy great deals, giveaways
  • Top DJ spinning the best of Afrobeats, soca, Kompa, Amapiano, R&B and more
  • Live performances – cultural performances, dancing, local talents
  • Chef Contests, cooking demo
  • Arts exhibition, live painting and more

“The African Popup Festival is about creating a space where people can come together and experience the magic of music, art, and community. The festival is designed to inspire positive change and champion small business. ” – Akin Akinsanya (festival organizer)

The festival would provide an opportunity for local talents, small businesses, artisans to network and connect with the community. 

To sign up or participate please click here

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Chef Contest – (Taste & Vote) – Chef contest where attendees choose their favorite dish. A small cash prize would be awarded to the winning chef. 

  • Taste and vote would include a Jollof rice tasting contest – winner will win a cash prize of $250
  • Best dish contest – winner will win a cash prize of $250.

“Flatbush is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and our festival is a reflection of that. The Flatbush-Nostrand Junction BID is committed to continuing to support the growth and preservation of local culture and businesses through this event and other community initiatives.” – Kenneth Mbonu (President Flatbush-Nostrand Junction BID).

To learn more please contact us at [email protected].

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