East Coast FYI: African-American Heritage Festival and Parade

East Coast FYI: African-American Heritage Festival and Parade

This Memorial Day weekend, heritage festivities take place in Newark, New Jersey.

Published May 27, 2011

Bring out your sunglasses and walking shoes because this Sunday marks the 45th African-American Heritage Parade in Newark, New Jersey.

The parade is the third largest Black cultural celebration in the country and has a theme this year of “Umoja… The Ties That Bind Us Together.”

The parade, which begins at noon at Newark City Hall, 902 Broad Street, travels from Lincoln Park to Military Park. Bands, drill teams, horsemen and heritage balloons will lead the path.

Though the parade is on Sunday, festivities run all weekend long from Friday, May 27, to Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, in Weequahic Park. Live music, rides, vendors, food and events are planned for each day, including a basketball tournament with Mayor Cory Booker.  

For more information on the parade and festival, call (973) 642-8760, or visit www.aahpc.org.

(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Written by Danielle Wright


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