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South Africa Day Festivities Cover Manhattan

September 8, 2000, 12:00 AM EDT

Step Afrika! took time for a special pose while appearing in Bryant Park as part of New York's first South Africa Day.

South Africa Day Bryant Park, Central Park, Chelsea Piers and South Street Seaport Wednesday, 07.12.00, all day
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To promote South African tourism, celebrations for the first South Africa Day in New York took to the streets and parks of the city. The day began with a roaming city safari of animal-costumed performers in vehicles donated by Land Rover and decorated in animal prints by artist and designer Norval Johnson. After commencing the day's activities with a media appearance at Chelsea Piers, both South Street Seaport and Bryant Park were the setting for performances by Washington, D.C.-based Step Afrika! The day culminated with a performance at Central Park Summerstage by South African songstress Miriam Makeba.

--Mark Mavrigian

Photos by Jo DiMaria

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