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HAA members are invited to represent HAA and march in the 2012 African Day Parade on Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue). Showcasing the Beauty, Richness, and Diversity of African Culture. 54 Countries, One Continent and the African Diaspora.

When: 9/23/2012
12-4 PM
Where: Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue)
West 134 Street
NYC, Harlem 
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The Parade will start at 12 Noon, from 135th Street to 122 nd Street along Malcolm X Boulevard
(Lenox Avenue), Harlem.


The Festival will be held in Marcus Garvey Park, from 4PM to 7 PM with African celebrities.

The theme of this year’s event is "1st Class World Tour to African Heritage,” and its objective
is to bring people from Africa, people of African descent, and all peoples of the world together in
appreciation of African Culture.


In the past, over 50 marching groups, hundreds of performers, and thousand of participants from Africa, the Americas and other parts of world marched in the parade enjoyed by more than 40,000 spectators. Drummers, dancers, associations, bands, singers, and various groups represented more than 25 countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Panama, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Niger, Benin, Namibia, South Africa, Honduras, Haiti, Trinidad and more. This year we are expecting to have more stunning African Masked Dancers in the Parade.  Many dignitaries, such as NYC Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens, Councilman Robert Jackson, Honorable Theresa Friedman, Elder Nana Camille Yarbrough, Queen Mother Blakeley, and African Ambassadors, were among our Honored Guests and Marshalls in the past and this year is expected to be no different.  All members of the community are encouraged to come out and enjoy what is sure to be an amazing celebration of African culture.

2012 Parade is dedicated to HIV/AID Awareness in collaboration with Senator Perkins Office.


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The African Day Parade and Festival is one of the first and most successful continental African Parades in
New York, if not the USA, and is also one of the most diverse African Cultural events in the City.

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