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African-American Heritage Celebration on Sunday

June 22, 2005

This years African-American Heritage Celebration, called "Celebrating our Organizations: The Year of the Volunteer" is coming to the Kensico Dam Plaza, in Valhalla on Sunday, June 26, from noon to 7 p.m.

The plaza will be transformed into an African Town Square with entertainment provided by various talented musicians, including Mabu’s Ark Bank, Akousa African Dance and Drum Troupe, Jazmyn, Mayor Davis’ Gospel Choir from Mount Vernon, Nakeem Stilt Dancers, the Slater Center Drum Corporation, and many others.

In addition, there will be face painting and activities for children of all ages.

Festival-goers will be able purchase African-American inspired crafts and delicious foods, featuring Caribbean, African, and Southern cuisine throughout the event.

The featured guest speaker at the festival will be Andre G. Early, Director of Undergraduate and University Affairs for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., who grew up in the Greenburgh area.

Westchester County Parks and the Coalition of African-American Organizations sponsor this free festival and it is open to the public. Bring folding chairs or blankets for seating.

The plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla and can be reached via Metro-North Railroad. The plaza is accessible to the disabled with assistance.



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