Afrocentric Orlando Event 2017
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Afrocentric Orlando Event in celebration of Black History Month
The AfroCentric Orlando event is a family friendly, cultural entertainment that was greatly enjoyed in the previous year! This February 4th 2017 event will kick-start with a mix and mingle social hour; followed by a lineup of Poetry, comedy skits, traditional music and exotic dances. The talented kids of Shule Adetunde group will mesmerize us with their performances. We'll also have a multi-cultural fashion runway show by various Afrocentric designers. An Ethiopian princess coffee ceremony. There will be displays of ethnic arts and crafts. Browse and shop for various crafts, jewelry, fashion and other unique merchandise from our vendors. Explore this Hearts from Africa's event while munching on ethnic delicacies from The Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria etc. DJ4Playa will open the dance floor to Afro-beats.
This event is benefiting The Shule Adetunde Performing Arts. Your donations would be highly appreciated.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 4PM.
Place: Rosen JCC: 11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836
$15 @ Door
(Free for Kids 10 and younger)
Fees are $70.00 per 6 ft. table space (MUST Bring your own table and linen). VENDORS MUST Send email inquiry stating their products before making payment to avoid duplicity of vendors. INFOSBCBIZ@Gmail.com.
SPACE ASSIGNMENT AND SET UP BEGINS 11am & Ends at 2:30PM on date of event.
All setup materials must be removed from Rosen JCC property once the event has finished. Non-permitted items include open flame, fog machines, glitter/ confetti.
Vendor is responsible for maintaining own area in a neat and orderly fashion, free of any trash or debris.
When cleaning up at the end of the event, your area must be left in the original condition.
Vendor must be self-contained.
Electricity can be provided only if requested in advance. You’re responsible for bringing your own extension cords.
There are 3 available payment methods:
1). Pay right here on Eventbrite. Note: Eventbrite charges an additional processing fee.
2). $70 Payment- online via PAYPAL.COM. Please send PayPal payment using the following email: (Christylynchsbc@Gmail.com)
3). MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’s CHECK payable to CHRISTY LYNCH (No later than 1/10/2017).
Fashion designers’ participation in runway show is $300. (Must provide own models and makeup artist). This price comes with a 6th table vendor space, if you do choose to sell your clothing collection and accessories to the public. Must provide own table and linen.
Food Vendor fee is $300.
Optional Raffle Price Donation
*** We would appreciate each vendor donating an item towards our raffle draw. Kindly indicate what item you’d like to donate. The host will promote your business during the raffle draw. Email in a brief statement to be spoken by the event host on behalf of your business.
Contact Christy Lynch (Event Coordinator)
**Vendor fee only refundable (less processing fee), if the event is cancelled by organizer or if the organizer can find a replacement vendor 5 days prior to the event. No refunds for no shows!
Information about our donation benefactor: The Shule Adetunde Performing Arts
Shule Adetunde is the realization of the dream of parents and families to provide their children with the best educational environment for their academic development, cultural awareness and the optimum development of their talents and skills. Utilizing the advantages of homeschooling to tailor the specific curriculum needed for each child has allowed parents across the country to change the educational landscape. Shule students are consistently involved in enrichment activities and opportunities for positive social interaction. Regular activities like; gymnastics, swimming, tennis, yoga, gardening, dance, music, theatre production, foreign language workshops and programs, computer science workshops, art, poetry and speech presentations and so much more.
Shule Adetunde enhances the community as it enhances the children and families of the community. In conjunction with the Town of Eatonville, the Shule works to support the annual Kwanzaa Celebration in Eatonville, Florida; a festival that is attended by hundreds of people enjoying many and diverse forms of African culture for the entire day. Everything from Brazilian capoeira to steel pan demonstrations from The Virgin Islanders in the community. The children of the Shule do poetry presentations, gymnastics presentations, singing and dance presentations as well as serving as MC’s for the event requiring them to explain the principles of Kwanzaa and to teach Kwanzaa songs to the audience.
The Shule also mounted and presented a full length theatre production with the Elders Organization in Eatonville called The Seven Handsome Sons of Jomo Owusu. The play told an African story about how the famous Kente cloth of the Asante of Ghana was originally made. It was a story of cooperation and of respect for family elders. The actors were both students and parents from the Shule community. The professional level of the play was enhanced by the direction of Dr. Sybil Barnes who is currently a professor at the University of American Samoa after getting her doctorate from Florida State University.
In order to offer this wonderful educational experience Shule Adetunde relies on the support of the community and the parents and families of the Shule. As a cooperative in the underserved community of Pine Hills it is very challenging to continue to function on the level that they maintain.
Shule Adetunde’s standards for individual attention and broad exposure require great resourcefulness and dedication. However, the fact that the Shule has served hundreds of young people and seen them attain their goals and enjoy both academic and career success makes it entirely worth the effort. Let us continue to support the development our children in underserved communities and restore them to their traditional greatness.
Request For Sponsorship:
Please note that we will make every effort to ensure that everyone is made aware of your generosity as our OBA, African royalty contributor.
- OBA - contributions $300 and above. For this contribution, your name or the name / logo of your business will be included in promotional materials for the event as well as highlighted during the event in our rotating slide show. The MC will introduce you or your Company. In addition, your representative will be given five minutes to talk about your Company. If you want to sponsor a specific portion of the show (e.g., African dancers), then that act will be introduced as being sponsored by you or your company. You get LOGO placement & promoted on all of our social media, and promotional materials.
If you would like to showcase your products / services, we have room for up to 40 vendor tables at the event if you would like to add a table to your contribution.
Based on the previous successful turn out in 2016, for 2017, we expect an estimated audience of 500 - 700 from a wide spectrum of individuals including radio and TV personalities, business owners, professionals, college Students and many others from our very diverse culture within and outside of Orlando. We are sure that all of them would benefit greatly from your support to the event.
We would be glad if representatives from your organization would join us for the event so we could highlight your contribution and thank them in person.
If you're interested in being a part of this event, please contact us at 407-552-5999 or via email at INFOSBCBIZ@gmail.com. Your donations can be made right here on Eventbrite or through PayPal.com using this email: ChristyLynchSBC@Gmail.com
This event is presented to you by Style By Christiana LLC: A company that is dedicated to supporting our local communities by creating cultural and educational entertainment for the positive, enlightenment of African heritage.