African American Heritage Parade & Festival

Contact Name:
Charles Hall, Jr
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Since its inception on March 6, 1966 as the Crispus Attucks Day Parade, The African American Heritage Day Parade has galvanized thousands of participants, marchers, students and spectators to line Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey to celebrate and to make certain that the glorious heritage and contributions of Africans and African American people are not forgotten.

We are reaching out with our sincere desire to have you attend, partner, participate and support our 2019 Calendar of Events. We need your support in making sure that an important community event continues to exist. The African American Heritage Statewide Parade and Festival on Memorial Day Weekend 2019, and is fully inclusive of all of our people.

Our Annual Parade & Festival in 2019 has the full support of Mayor Baraka and is now scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend of 2019. We are pleased to announce that the City of Newark African Commission and the City of Newark Caribbean Commission are serving as Community Partners in this year’s Celebration. It is the goal of the organization to be committed to community service and cultural events throughout the year. This year’s theme for the Parade  is “Passing The Torch: Teach, Encourage, Support!”

The African American Heritage Parade Organization  (AAHPO) is a non-profit event with the sole purpose to honor, celebrate, teach and showcase our heritage, culture, talent, children, leaders and to honor freedom.  The parade is a family oriented event in which our state-wide community gathers together for a safe, nurturing and exciting event.

It is my goal to see a vibrant and Festive African American Heritage Parade in downtown Newark with families from all over the state.  My vision includes a multi-cultural celebration that reflects the world in which we live.

I am calling on Friends and other supporters to help in making sure that this vital cultural service continues in our community.

I would like to thank you in advance for your consideration.

Street Address

Weequahic Park
Newark, NJ 07114


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