Roberson Museum and Science Center is partnering with the Southern Tier AIDS Program to host a World AIDS Day event Friday, December 3 from 6-9pm.  The event will benefit the Jifahamu Kenya Foundation and the women and children affected by HIV and AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya.

Important to note:  World AIDS Day events at Roberson are free of charge, but there is a general admission charge to attend Home for the Holidays events at Roberson on Friday, December 6.

Free admission tickets for World AIDS Day events at Roberson are available by calling the Southern Tier AIDS Program at 607-798-1706.

Visitors attending the World AIDS Day events at Roberson should enter through the doors of the Roberson Mansion on Front Street.  It is recommended guests park toward the top of the driveway or on the available street parking near the Front Street entrance.

The benefit will feature the artwork of Peter Mwangi, the Nukporfe Dance-Drumming Ensemble and the premier of “Brian’s Story.”  Brian is a STAP client recently diagnosed with HIV related Autonomic Neuropathy:  through his eyes, learn about the struggles of living with both AIDS and a debilitating neurological disorder. 

Jewelry handcrafted by the women of Kenya will be available for sale and all of the proceeds will go directly to the Jifahamu Kenya Foundation. The Jifahamu Kenya Foundation is a Kenyan certified not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that offers counseling, resources and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Roberson will still offer its Free public holiday planetarium show at 8pm.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.