By Shane Mitchell
Updated: February 02, 2017

Get your tribal on at Urban Zen during its colorful African Bazaar. Carved wooden bowls, beaded bracelets, gorgeous cotton sarongs, woven beach baskets crafted by Samburu nomads. And warriors performing ritual dances!

The Silent Auction in NYC's West Village has a unique selection of spa packages, designer furniture, artwork, luxury hotel stays in Europe and Africa. All proceeds go directly to educate children enrolled in the Thorn Tree Project, which has created 12 schools in the remotest region of northern Kenya since 2001. The suggested $40 donation will feed two students breakfast for a whole year.

Thursday, May 5, 6 - 9:30pm
Urban Zen
711 Greenwich Street, between Charles and W. 10th
New York City

Shane Mitchell is Travel + Leisure's special correspondent.