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Senator Bill Perkins

163 West 125th Street, #912

New York, NY  10027

212-222-7315

 

Press Advisory

 

For Immediate Release                                                             Contact: Cordell Cleare 212-222-7315

 

Join Senator Bill Perkins, Community Leaders, International Officials and groups representing countries throughout Africa and the Diaspora at the Sixth Annual African Day Parade on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

The Parade will begin at 12pm and will start at 134th Street on Malcolm X Boulevard aka Lenox Avenue.  The Parade route will travel along Malcolm X Boulevard down to 122nd Street then go east and into Marcus Garvey Park.  There will be a viewing stand at 122nd Street and Marcus Garvey Park West where officials, dignitaries, groups and other parade participants will stop and be available for interviews and viewings by the media.

The THEME of this year’s Parade is: “First-Class World Tour of African Heritage.”

“It has been a great pleasure of mine to work with the other members of the African Day Parade Committee and watch this event grow over the years.  This is a day of celebration of African heritage, culture, unity and pride for all of us.  We must always look for ways to nurture it and preserve it for future generations, for ourselves and for the world” said Senator Perkins.

“This is an opportunity for us to showcase our many African cultures.  It is very important that we display them for our community and for our children.” said event co-founder Mamadou Kone.

 

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