Events and Activities

Africa House launches a monthly live jazz sessions with wine and cheese bar. This is part of the music and culture initiative launched in November 2008. Starting in February 7, 2009, you can hear live jazz sessions in an intimate, relax and art infused setting with fellow jazz lovers while enjoying wine and cheese.

Live Jazz Sessions
February 7, 2009, 4pm to 6pm

The Legendary Sarah Vaughan

Valentine Dinner with Sarah Vaughan
February 13, 2009, 7pm to 9pm

A night of jazz featuring the music of Sarah Vaughan, a formidable force in Jazz.

She won three Grammys and was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ella Fitzgerald called her the world’s "greatest singing talent."

Sarah Vaughan's contribution to the female jazz vocal genre, during the twentieth century, puts her alongside the likes of Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

The dinner event will be on February 13, 2009 from 7pm-9pm at Africa House.

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone.


We are proud to introduce the collections of the famed House of Agano in Kenya by designer Patricia Lulu Mbela. Lulu Mbela ranks as one of Africa's top fashion and jewelry designers. Reviewers were taken by Mbela's professionalism, her particular treatment of contemporary styles, and her use of regional palette, patterns and motifs in creating memorable designs. The fashion show will feature a collection of 60 dresses and jewelry.

Africa House Fashion Show, Patricia Lulu Mbela, House of Agano, Kenya
Essence of Africa, Africa House, Endicott

Jazz dinner with noted performers, flautist Donna Wood, and pianist Gene Cothran, and a Kwanzaa presentation by Patricia McHerrin on December 12, 2008, 7 to 9 pm. Dinner is Moi Moi, lamb, organic salad, purée squash and carrot soup, served with South African wine, Ethiopian coffee and dessert. Reserve a seat online or by phone. This will be our last event of the year. Join us for a lovely evening of jazz and conversation at Africa House.

Sautéed Lamb in Fresh Ginger Sauce for December Dinner at Africa House