May 24 - City of Newark to Host African-American Hertiage Parade
CITY OF NEWARK TO HOST AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE PARADE,
Newark, NJ – May 24, 2011
ON SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011, STARTING AT NOON
FROM BROAD STREET AND LINCOLN PARK TO MILITARY PARK
45th annual parade honors Dr. Rosalind R. Jeffries and Rev. Dr. William D. Watley;
Parade’s theme is “UMOJA…Focusing on the Ties That Bind Us Together.”
– Business Administrator Julien X. Neals, Esq., Members of the Newark Municipal Council, and African-American Heritage Parade Committee Chairman Donald Bernard, Sr. will lead the 45th Annual African-American Heritage Parade up Broad Street from Lincoln Park to Military Park, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, starting at Broad Street and Lincoln Park at Noon.
The annual parade, the state’s largest celebration of African-American heritage and culture, is marking its 45th year and is themed “Umoja…Focusing On the Ties That Bind Us Together.” The parade and festival will focus on striving for and maintaining unity in the family, community, nation, and race. Dr. Rosalind Jeffries and Rev. Dr. William D. Watley are the Honorary Grand Marshals.
The parade is the highlight event of the African-American Heritage Festival, which takes place in Weequahic Park from Friday, May 27, to Monday, May 30. The festival will offer family entertainment and an array of activities, including carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, skydivers, health pavilions, marching bands, and live entertainment.
For more information on the parade and festival, contact the African-American Heritage Festival Parade Committee at (973) 642-8760,
or visit their website at www.aahpc.org
WHO: Business Administrator Julien X. Neals, Esq., Municipal Council members, African-American Heritage Parade Committee Chairman Donald Bernard, Sr., African-American Heritage Parade Honorary Grand Marshals Dr. Rosalind Jeffries and Rev. Dr. William D. Watley, and hundreds of bands, community leaders, and New Jersey residents.
WHAT: City of Newark’s 45th Annual African-American Heritage Parade.
WHEN: Sunday, May 29 at Noon
WHERE: Broad Street and Lincoln Park (Parade start), Newark
Parade marches north up Broad Street to Military Park, concluding there.
Contact: Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004