Evolution of Dance
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Evolution of Dance

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African dance styles vary across tribes and nations, but all are deeply steeped in ritual and history. Dance is used for more than simple entertainment. Dance can represent prayer, emotional communication, rites of passage, and much more.

Africa International’s House’s (AIH) Evolution of African Dance is part of a preview of the 30th Annual African Festival of Arts (AFA) to be held Labor Day weekend in Washington Park. Held at Navy Pier, Evolution of African Dance explores African dance past, present, and future. The afternoon begins with performances from West African Dance company Muntu Dance, Ethiopian cultural dancer Yaasha Abramham and closes with the Chi-Town Regulators, who will perform a Caribbean J'ouvert festival dance.

Performing during the second half of Evolution of African Dance are M.A.A.D Rhythm who will perform TAP dance sequences followed by Purifyed Dance, performing old and new school hip hop, and closes with the Liberian Native CeceBandit and an electrifying Afrobeat’s performance.

This showcase is interactive with the audience learning African dance for a big finale to end the program.

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Nigerian Passport Exercise
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Nigerian Passport Exercise

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Fellow Nigerians, the Nigeria Consulate office in New York will be in Chicago July 18 thru 20 for passport renewal services. This will take at the Africa International House located at 6200 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60637, Given the newly instituted changes by the Federal government of Nigeria, only those who pre-register will be attended to. Therefore please follow the instructions outlined below.


2019 Chicago ePassport Exercise

 

All intending applicants should complete the online application and submit/register with Dr. Ewa Ewa and Ms. Adanna Okoro to participate in the exercise. In light of the new ePassport system changes, we will not be able to assist anyone who did not register for the exercise.The Consulate will be here for biometrics capture only. Submit all application and supporting documents to me DR. Ewa or Ms. Adanna Okoro on or before Saturday, May 25, 2019 for intake. Registration fee is $101 per applicant which includes registration and venue fees, and express mail envelop fees. You can pay by cash and a receipt will be issued to you at the day of event, however if you prefer to buy the express mail envelop (only) for $26, please bring it with you.  

 

 

STEP 1 – APPLY

Visit the New York Consulate Passport Info Link and read the requirements at http://nigeriahouse.com/NewPassport.aspxComplete passport application at https://www.innovate1services.com

  • Select United States as Processing Country

  • Select New York as Processing Embassy

  • Select 32 pages for booklet type

Application payment should be made on portal. Print out application, payment slip and acknowledgement slip. After completion, you can forward all materials to me at ewa.ewa@att.net oradamazievents@gmail.com Per instructions from the consulate, these materials will then be sent immediately to the consulate. Only applications the meet this deadline will be treated on the day of event. 

 

STEP 2 – REGISTER

Contact me Dr. Ewa at 773-289-7973 or Ms. Adanna Okoro at 773 443 6516 to schedule a submission/registration appointment to submit your application and supporting documents and pay your registration fee. Once again only pre-registered applicants will be attended on the day of event, this is predicated upon personal limitation and associated resources at the consulate.

 

STEP 3 – ATTEND THE EXERCISE

·      All registered applicants must attend the exercise for biometrics capture.

·      All renewal applicants are required to bring their passports along to the exercise for verification purposes.

·      Bring your $100 Consulate Fee in cash. If you have paid this money to Ms. Adana Okoro, she will have your funds available for you at the exercise.

·      Lost Passport Applicants should bring their $370 Penalty Fee in cash per request of the Consulate. 

Please visit the consulate website for more information if you need further clarification, thank you. Those whose passports are still pending from previous exercise are advised to come to the sight with documents for recapture resolution of their problems.

 

DIRECTIVE FROM THE CONSULATE

Passport applicants should expect to receive their passports 3 to 6 months after exercise. Passports that are not returned by the sixth month will be considered a problem case and applicant will need to visit the processing Consulate to resolve issue.

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Nigerian Passport Exercise
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Nigerian Passport Exercise

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Fellow Nigerians, the Nigeria Consulate office in New York will be in Chicago July 18 thru 20 for passport renewal services. This will take at the Africa International House located at 6200 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60637, Given the newly instituted changes by the Federal government of Nigeria, only those who pre-register will be attended to. Therefore please follow the instructions outlined below.


2019 Chicago ePassport Exercise

 

All intending applicants should complete the online application and submit/register with Dr. Ewa Ewa and Ms. Adanna Okoro to participate in the exercise. In light of the new ePassport system changes, we will not be able to assist anyone who did not register for the exercise.The Consulate will be here for biometrics capture only. Submit all application and supporting documents to me DR. Ewa or Ms. Adanna Okoro on or before Saturday, June 22 2019, for intake. Registration fee is $101 per applicant which includes registration and venue fees, and express mail envelop fees. You can pay by cash and a receipt will be issued to you at the day of event, however if you prefer to buy the express mail envelop (only) for $26, please bring it with you.  

 

 

STEP 1 – APPLY

Visit the New York Consulate Passport Info Link and read the requirements at http://nigeriahouse.com/NewPassport.aspxComplete passport application at https://www.innovate1services.com

  • Select United States as Processing Country

  • Select New York as Processing Embassy

  • Select 32 pages for booklet type

Application payment should be made on portal. Print out application, payment slip and acknowledgement slip. After completion, you can forward all materials to me at ewa.ewa@att.net oradamazievents@gmail.com Per instructions from the consulate, these materials will then be sent immediately to the consulate. Only applications the meet this deadline will be treated on the day of event. 

 

STEP 2 – REGISTER

Contact me Dr. Ewa at 773-289-7973 or Ms. Adanna Okoro at 773 443 6516 to schedule a submission/registration appointment to submit your application and supporting documents and pay your registration fee. Once again only pre-registered applicants will be attended on the day of event, this is predicated upon personal limitation and associated resources at the consulate.

 

STEP 3 – ATTEND THE EXERCISE

·      All registered applicants must attend the exercise for biometrics capture.

·      All renewal applicants are required to bring their passports along to the exercise for verification purposes.

·      Bring your $100 Consulate Fee in cash. If you have paid this money to Ms. Adana Okoro, she will have your funds available for you at the exercise.

·      Lost Passport Applicants should bring their $370 Penalty Fee in cash per request of the Consulate. 

Please visit the consulate website for more information if you need further clarification, thank you. Those whose passports are still pending from previous exercise are advised to come to the sight with documents for recapture resolution of their problems.

 

DIRECTIVE FROM THE CONSULATE

Passport applicants should expect to receive their passports 3 to 6 months after exercise. Passports that are not returned by the sixth month will be considered a problem case and applicant will need to visit the processing Consulate to resolve issue.

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Nigerian Passport Exercise
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Nigerian Passport Exercise

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Fellow Nigerians, the Nigeria Consulate office in New York will be in Chicago July 18 thru 20 for passport renewal services. This will take at the Africa International House located at 6200 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60637, Given the newly instituted changes by the Federal government of Nigeria, only those who pre-register will be attended to. Therefore please follow the instructions outlined below.


2019 Chicago ePassport Exercise

 

All intending applicants should complete the online application and submit/register with Dr. Ewa Ewa and Ms. Adanna Okoro to participate in the exercise. In light of the new ePassport system changes, we will not be able to assist anyone who did not register for the exercise.The Consulate will be here for biometrics capture only. Submit all application and supporting documents to me DR. Ewa or Ms. Adanna Okoro on or before Saturday, June 22 2019, for intake. Registration fee is $101 per applicant which includes registration and venue fees, and express mail envelop fees. You can pay by cash and a receipt will be issued to you at the day of event, however if you prefer to buy the express mail envelop (only) for $26, please bring it with you.  

 

 

STEP 1 – APPLY

Visit the New York Consulate Passport Info Link and read the requirements at http://nigeriahouse.com/NewPassport.aspxComplete passport application at https://www.innovate1services.com

  • Select United States as Processing Country

  • Select New York as Processing Embassy

  • Select 32 pages for booklet type

Application payment should be made on portal. Print out application, payment slip and acknowledgement slip. After completion, you can forward all materials to me at ewa.ewa@att.net oradamazievents@gmail.com Per instructions from the consulate, these materials will then be sent immediately to the consulate. Only applications the meet this deadline will be treated on the day of event. 

 

STEP 2 – REGISTER

Contact me Dr. Ewa at 773-289-7973 or Ms. Adanna Okoro at 773 443 6516 to schedule a submission/registration appointment to submit your application and supporting documents and pay your registration fee. Once again only pre-registered applicants will be attended on the day of event, this is predicated upon personal limitation and associated resources at the consulate.

 

STEP 3 – ATTEND THE EXERCISE

·      All registered applicants must attend the exercise for biometrics capture.

·      All renewal applicants are required to bring their passports along to the exercise for verification purposes.

·      Bring your $100 Consulate Fee in cash. If you have paid this money to Ms. Adana Okoro, she will have your funds available for you at the exercise.

·      Lost Passport Applicants should bring their $370 Penalty Fee in cash per request of the Consulate. 

Please visit the consulate website for more information if you need further clarification, thank you. Those whose passports are still pending from previous exercise are advised to come to the sight with documents for recapture resolution of their problems.

 

DIRECTIVE FROM THE CONSULATE

Passport applicants should expect to receive their passports 3 to 6 months after exercise. Passports that are not returned by the sixth month will be considered a problem case and applicant will need to visit the processing Consulate to resolve issue.

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Lagosians of Chicago African Clothing Giveaway
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

Lagosians of Chicago African Clothing Giveaway

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Join the Lagosians of Chicagoto celebrate Black History Monthin collaboration with Africa International House (AIH) at the Center for Contemporary African Art & Culture / 6200 S. Drexel, Chicago, 60637.

Huge African clothing giveaway!!! 

4-piece Agbadas,
2-piece dan-shikis with sokotos or kembe;
3-piece female sets, geles and more. 

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Come early at noon for best selections.
Event ends at 4:30PM.

Some of these clothes are valued at hundreds of dollars and they are yours free.

Tell your family and friends but plan to come first.

AIH was incorporated in 1994 and produces the Annual African Festival of the Arts. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30th to Sept. 2nd in Washington Park.

More Information:
The Lagosians of Chicago, as part of its "Annual Give Back Program"will be donating  African Outfits in collaboration with Africa International House (AIH), the promoters and sponsors of the Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA) at the Center for Contemporary African History and Culture of the AIH:
6200 S. Drexel Avenue Chicago IL (Harris Gymnasium)

The Lagosians of Chicago was established in 1991 as a socio-cultural organization with the aims of: 1) supporting and bringing together the Lagosians in Chicago; 2) advocating and supporting the development of Lagos State, Nigeria and 3) fostering good will with residents of Chicago and the diaspora. It is one of the many chapters of the Eko Club International (ECI), a Nigerian Charity Organization established in USA, UK and Canada for the purpose of supporting member organization and the development of Lagos State.

The Lagosians of Chicago carries out its mission in Chicago by conducting an Annual Give Back Program. This year, the donation of African Outfits in collaboration with the African International House, USA Inc. is one of such efforts. In the past, members, have participated and supported, back to school efforts, winter coats, toys and food drives and served at the Chicago pantry.
The African Outfits give away is a part of the Black History Month commemorations to further encourage the wearing of African Outfits casually and during festive occasions. The (FREE) beautiful clothes range in value from less than $100.00 to several hundreds of dollars: They include:
Several complete sets of Agbada- worn at festive occasions throughout Africa, Several two-piece sets used at a variety occasion and casually. There are contemporary women clothes used for all occasions, including, weddings and birthdays and naming ceremonies 

There are no requirements except one set per person and vendor/retailers are strongly discouraged from participating.
The African Outfits donation will be accompanied by modeling, music and light snacks.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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African Festival of the Arts Awards
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

African Festival of the Arts Awards

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Join AIH for the first Annual African Festival of the Arts "AFA AWARDS” this August 11th, 2018 in Chicago to celebrate highest achievers in the African Diaspora.

The AFA awards Gala will take our audience around the world by celebrating leaders in areas of Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Advocacy, Business, Under 30 Rising Star, and Trail Blazers from the US, Africa, and the Caribbean."

Hosted by  Kenneth Okolie & Lotten Bridgetta 

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2018 Awardees

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2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise
Jun
28
to Jun 30
AIH

2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise

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Hello and welcome to the 2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise with the Nigerian Consulate New York. Application and registration information can be found on the Nigerian Consulate New York website http://nigeriahouse.com/default.aspx  Click Consular Services then Passport Application to get started.

All applicants including babies are required to be present for biometric purposes. Please plan to spend the day at the venue so plan accordingly especially for your children. 

Applicants whose documents were received on or before April 30th 2018, you are advised to plan to attend the exercise on Thursday, June 14th 2018. New applicants are advised to complete their applications and submit their documents ASAP.

 Items to bring with you to the venue

  1. Passport booklet for verification
  2. Documents listed on the Nigerian Consulate New York website. Follow the above link. If you have submitted your documents to Dr. Ewa or Ms. Okoro please ignore step 2.
  3. EXPRESS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope/applicant for mailing of passport. Must have correct postage of $24.70 or higher. Don’t forget the label.
  4. $100 POST OFFICE money order (administrative fee) per applicant payable to Consulate General of Nigeria New York.
  5. $25 venue fee per applicant in cash.

Lost Passport Applicants

You are required to bring a $370 POST OFFICE money order (penalty fee)/applicant payable to The Consulate General of Nigeria New York.

  *Directives from the Consulate *

  • Those without E-passport could get their passport within a month of acquisition, all things being equal.
  • Those involved in out-of-station acquisition and holder of E-passport, re-issue takes longer time before processing as the immigration Headquarters has to approve such data switch that occurred between outside acquisition and the original data of applicants already in the database that alternatively, those in urgent need of their passports are advised to avail themselves the opportunity by coming to the Consulate in New York. It takes a day to complete, all things being equal.

Do not park in the parking lot or your car will be towed. Street parking is available.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Ewa Ewa at (773) 289 7973 and Ms. Adanna Okoro at 773-443-6516 (text for faster response).

 

 

 

 

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