Telem Events 2013

Teensgiving: On Sunday November 24, eight Telem tweens and teens along with three chaperones volunteered at a daycare center in East Harlem and at a program working with homeless youth in Manhattan. The daycare center group led arts and crafts activities, making turkeys, princess hats, told stories, danced and played games with the kids. The clothing center group helped with sorting out clothing donations. Thank you to all who participated. See what happened!

Contemporary African Dance Class: On Saturday, September 21st, 2013, Telem hosted an hour long dance class led by Belco Bocoum and Sue Blackwood. Dancers learned an original routine choreographed to this song.  See what you can do to this song and check out our next class. Click here See what happened!

Family Day: On Saturday August 17th, ninety-five Telem parents, campers, counselors, workshop leaders and supporters gathered to celebrate another successful camp and share in a delicious international potluck of foods. Our thanks to Surrey Co-op board for the lovely venue and to all who donated food and drinks, and volunteered at the event. It takes a village! See what happened!

Telem Camp 2013: Telem Camp 2013 returned to Club Getaway in Kent, CT with for three days (July 24th – 26th) of Exploring Africa through a variety of exciting workshops including tie-dying, Ndebele doll making, jewelry making and more. See what happened!

International Day of the African Child Picnic: Telem celebrates African children every day! But on this day of international festivities, we got our families together for a potluck picnic in the park! See what happened!

African Dance Party: On Saturday, June 1st, 2013, Telem had our 2nd annual African Dance Party at WXYZ Bar in Harlem. We danced the night away to beats provided by DJ VPNW! And we learned a few moves from contemporary African dancers Belco Bocoum and Sue Blackwood! All proceeds benefited Telem Camp 2013! See what happened!

Taste of Africa: An evening of African wines and appetizers, a reading by acclaimed author of Powder Necklace, Nana Ekua Brew Hammond, & a musical performance by Azania, Sierra Leone’s Whitney Houston! See what happened!