NYARW OPENING CEREMONY
A thrilling invitation only event to celebrate the launch of NYARW. Presentations by NYARW leadership team and festival sponsors. High-profile media coverage and media attendees. Hors d’oeuvres from participating NYARW restaurants and chefs. The best wine from South Africa. Event to be opened to public for afterparty following opening ceremony.
FUFU FEST & SOCCER TOURNEY
One day following the Nigerian Independence Day Parade, in honor of the universal African staple, “fufu” and universal love for “football” this family friendly festival will feature fufu food vendors, youth league soccer orgs, raffle stations, community orgs, and live DJ tunes. A youth soccer clinic will be held in tandem with the highly anticipated main event, an adult soccer tourney.
NYARW MEGA FESTIVAL
The quintessence of culture, community, and epicurean delight. An arts, music, and gastronomical event in partnership with NYC’s most celebrated food and design markets. Featuring restaurant showdowns, vendors, wine tastings, bicycle powered smoothies, music performances, and more. An ode to the end of Summer and the start of Fall.
MIND YOUR PLATE
“Farm to Table is the “ IT THING” these days but trying to source fresh and healthy food while living in the city isn’t always easy. Find out where to buy/how to support local farmers, save money, and enjoy farm fresh produce. Other expo events: panel on healthy lifestyle practices such as yoga and flower essence therapy, a kids center, and a healing kitchen workshop.
TURN THE TABLES
A business pitch competition focused on solving some of the most intractable challenges in the African food industry and restaurant market. What are the optimal distribution channels for a major CPG company based in Nigeria looking to expand into the U.S. market? How should an African restaurant located in Queens increase its declining profits? Earn cred and win big!
EDIBLE BAZAAR BENEFIT GALA
In partnership with Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan of Edible Communities, join a melange of professionals, business executives, foodies, and socialites. The gala’s festivities will include food and wine pairings, and an award ceremony honoring pioneering African chefs, restaurateurs, and community activists.
An event series featuring exclusive experiences from celebrity chefs and participating NYARW restaurants – cooking courses, luncheons, suppers, restaurant crawls, panels.
LINNER IS FOR LOVERS
You know brunch, how about linner? Titillating things happen between lunch and dinner. Sunsets, aphrodisiac foods, and scintillating wines to get lovers /friends in the mood.
In-restaurant experiences featuring exclusive crafted menus from partnering chefs. Even our chefs agree, cooking is more fun when you’re in the kitchen with friends.
FOOD, MEET FASHION
Event series featuring the best in African contemporary fashion, food and wine. and haircare. Includes bridal expos, trunk shows, academic panels/ debates, and fashion shows.
Bring Your Own Baby. Build Your Own (African!) Brunch. Whether you boozy brunch or have a babe, we have something in store for each of our two generations of picky eaters.
PALATES X PALETTES
Aesthetes, art collectors, and culture lovers unite. African art auctions, paint n’ sip events, live art performances, and gallery walkthroughs, paired with cuisine and wine in hand.