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AfropolitanDC - The Ankara Runway (African Heritage Month Kick-off) In partnership with DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs
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Afropolitan Cities in partnership with the DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs (OAA) is proud to present to you the Ankara Runway - African Heritage Month Kick-Off event. We invite you to partake in our campaign to promote African pride and heritage through African fashion. Come dressed in your most glamorous and stylish African wear and ready to work the "Ankara Runway" at the September edition of AfropolitanDC. There will be a prize for the best dressed ankara wear.The event will be hosted by MC Liz and will feature some exciting cultural networking games, fashion show, food and retail vendors and top Afrobeats DJs. You will also be learning about Afropolitan Cities group trip to Ghana as part of the "Year of Return" celebration. Join us for another amazing night of connections and culture over cocktails at DMV's largest cultural mixer for Diaspora professionals. 

Join us again for another amazing night of connections and culture over cocktails at DMV's largest afterwork cultural mixer for Diaspora professionals


The event typically features exciting networking activities, African and Caribbean cultural experessions inlcuding artist performances, fashion shows, top AfroCaribben DJs, dance performances, retail & food vendors and food vendors to spice up the experience with authentic and delicious Afrocaribbean bites

The event also acknowledges and celebrates all African and Caribbean countries with independennce in the respective months 

Our retail & food vendors bring so much flavour and life and make our events a truely unique cultural experience. Limited Vendor Opportunities Available. Click on image to submit vendor application. Click on the image below to register as vendor 


Videos: Click here to checkout the video for a taste of the Afropolitan experience. Visit www.AfropolitanCities.com for more videos and photos of previous events 

AfropolitanDC is the DC chapter of the largest nation-wide Afro-Caribbean monthly cultural mixer for Diaspora professionals.This cultural mixer fuses connections, cultural showcase, shopping/veding experience, as well as music & dance with top Afrobeats & international DJs all into a 5 hour exciting and insightful experience at some of the finest lounges the city has to offer.

Admission: 
You must RSVP by EOD on Thursday September 5th, for complimentary admission 
Free before 6:30pm with RSVP | $10 After 7pm | $20 After 8pm 
Note: RSVP does not guarantee free admission. you must be checked in by 6:30pm for free admission. There is usually a line at the door so plan to be there latest by 6:15pm in order to be checked in by 6:30pm. 

Dress Code: Business or Business Casual | Ankara Wear  - No T-Shirts, Hats, Tennis Shoes, etc
Age Limit: 21 and over 

Follow us on social media for updates on photos, videos, upcoming events and more info about the Afropolitan movement - Facebook & Instagram: @AfropolitanDC