RE: The Unity Parade 2015
Contact: PJ Fleury, Public Relations Officer
The African Diaspora Parade & Festival and the National Ghana Parade Council are coming together for the very first time to produce a Unity Parade. Previously, the two organizations conducted parades separately, however, this year have come together to produce a bigger Parade and Festival on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in the Bronx, New York. With the intent to have a greater impact on the community, this event will foster a platform for community bonding and togetherness. Community organizations, cultural groups, and businesses are invited to participate in a parade march, which will begin at Louis Nine Blvd and E 170 Street – a popular hub of the African community in the city. After the march, a festival will take place in Crotona Park with performances, appearances by public officials, and a Back-to-School Giveaway.
The African Diaspora Parade and Festival (ADPF) was founded in 2011,with the purpose of serving as an outlet to highlight and celebrate the cultural diversity of both continental Africans and Africans descendants throughout the Diaspora by showcasing their music, art and technology.
The National Ghana Parade Council (NGPC) was founded in 2009. The mission of the council is to promote and celebrate the diversity of Ghanaian culture. Through an annual festival and other cultural initiatives, the council has empowered Ghanaians while developing and maintaining alliances with other African communities in the greater New York City Area.
The Unity Parade 2015 will set the stage for an annual event that the community will look forward to every year. It is the perfect event for families, as there is something for everyone. This will be a day of exciting displays of culture, pride and diversity. Guest artists include Obrafour, K. K. Ofosu, Okyeme Kwame and 2 Shy and DJs Onasis, Mike and Alpha. There will be games, face painting, and more. All are welcome to attend and celebrate African culture!
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