In a second day of festivities in the run up to the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the Republic of Mali, a buffet dinner will be held as part of the inauguration and dedication ceremonies for the Malian Cultural Center ATT Lobbo Traore. The First Lady of Mali, Mrs. ATT Lobbo Traore will be a featured speaker. Invited dignitaries include the West African diplomatic corps at the United Nations, leading local New York City business and community leaders. A relaxed program of Malian Griot music will be a highlight of the evening’s festivities. Classic Malian cuisine will be served. Mrs. Lobbo Traore is an ardent advocate for women and children’s affairs. She will be joined by a delegation of high level ministerial officials in the Malian government and business leaders from Bamako in convening this special event in New York City. All are welcomed.