Southern African Reunion

About: A weekend that brings Southern Africans together to celebrate Southern African heritage. During the long Labor Weekend in the USA, SACU hosts activities promote the Southern African heritage. Activities include Fashion Show & Entertainment, Sports Tournament & Braai (Picnic), and Professionals or Business networking events and much more. Its a great event for family and friends of Southern African Community USA with participants from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN REUNION 2016

SACU2016_PicnicFamily Fun Day Picnic – Braai (BBQ) & Sports

Location:  Group Pavillion, Cosca Regional Park, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

When: Saturday, August 27th 2016

Time: 10am-7pm

Price: Free. Get Ticket at Eventbrite

*No soliciting allowed at the picnic

This is a Bring and Braai (bring your own picnic baskets and food to grill)

*Alcohol is permitted at this park. However, beer bottles are not permitted at the picnic – please serve your favorite beverage from cans or kegs.

 

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PAST SOUTHERN AFRICAN REUNIONS

Union Party & Picnic 2015

Southern African Fashion Show – “Together as One”

Reunion Weekend Flyer 2015 Fashion

In 2015 we held our third annual Southern African Reunion weekend August 28th – 29th, 2015. The events featured a Fashion Show and After Party on Friday and a Family Braai/Picnic which included a soccer tournament on Saturday. The Reunion was a huge success! Thank You to all who came out to support our organization and our efforts to unite the Southern African community and promote southern African culture

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Show After Party, Represent your national colors at our Flag Party!

Reunion Weekend Flyer 2015Location: Princess Mhoon, 926 Philadelphia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

When: Friday, August 28th

Time: 10pm – 4am

Discounted Price: $15 online (purchased in advance via eventbrite before 12:00pm, August 28th ), regular price – $20 at the door!

Featuring the HOTTEST Southern African DJs in the USA, spinning popular music from across Southern African! Come and represent your Southern African country’s flag with Pride!

  • Dress Code: Casual (no shorts, baggy clothes)
  • Age Requirement: 21+

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Picnic 2013, Photo credit: Mao Ndjayera

Family Fun Day Picnic – Braai (BBQ) & Sports

Location:  Apple Ridge Park, 11685 Old Frederick Rd, Marriotsville, MD 21104.

When: Saturday, August 30th 2014

Time: 10am-7pm

Price: Free

A day of Southern African food, drinks, music and sports competitions with family and friends. Watch Southern African soccer teams and netball teams compete.  We have teams from the countries of Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Angola, and Zimbabwe and the U.S. Come cheer your favorite team on and watch team Malawi defend its title for trophy! There are fun activities planned for the kids including egg races, rely race and more.  This is a Bring and Braai (bring your own picnic baskets and food to grill)

*No soliciting allowed at the picnic

*Alcohol is permitted at this park. However, beer bottles are not permitted at the picnic – please serve your favorite beverage from cans or kegs.

 

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Union Party & Picnic 2014

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Reunion Weekend 2014

In 2014 we had our second event weekend in late August. The weekend kicked off with our first fashion show which was held at the Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. It featured designers from Southern African and the Diaspora. The Fashion show featured Sifa Love Designs (Democratic Republic of Congo), Ma Winny (Tanzania), Marlene Couture (South Africa), and Mlambo Designs (South Africa). It also includes well known mainstream design lines direct from Southern Africa such as Namibia’s HemLine, and South Africa’s Sister Bucks. Models included Miss Zambia and Miss Namibia USA. This was the first Southern African fashion show in the United States that aimed to show case the diversity of fashion in Southern Africa. It included a fashion show after party held in downtown Silver Spring. The picnic was held at Valley Mill Special Park and had greater attendance than the inaugural event. The Malawian team was crowned the champion for soccer, and the Zimbabwean and Namibian teams tied for netball. The official party was held at Tatoo bar in Washington D.C where attendees danced to the sounds of Southern Africa. The weekend’s events concluded with a professionals networking breakfast where a Zimbabwean professional talked to the attendees about networking a job skill. This event was covered on Voice of America.

Union Party & Picnic 2013

Flyer for 2013 Picnic

Union Picnic & Party Flier 2013

In 2013 , we had our inaugural event Weekend in early September, dubbed “Southern African Union Party and Picnic”. This featured a party and picnic which brought together Southern Africans for the first time. The “Union Picnic” event was held at Valley Mill Park in Silver Spring and drew about 500 Southern Africans. The “Union Party” was held in Bethesda, Maryland and drew about 200 people. Southern African in the area and friends of Southern Africa were very excited about these inaugural events and showed support for the mission, vision and objectives of the organization. The event was covered in the press by Voice of America’s Africa News 54.