Nyack, NY — Nyack celebrates its third annual African American Day on Saturday May 14th at 2p with a parade down Main Street followed by a multicultural festival in Memorial Park.
A portion of the musical entertainment during the parade will be provided by the famous East Ramapo Marching Band, winner of over 250 awards in 20 years. The East Ramapo Marching band has performed in the NYC Columbus Day Parade, at Giants Stadium, in the Apollo Theatre and on the AMC TV series Rubicon.
Local marchers include Nyack’s Fire Department (Chelsea Hook & Ladder/Jackson Hose), the Buffalo Soldiers of West Point, the JAMCCAR Steel Band, current NFL players from Rockland County and the 2011 Golden Gloves Champ, Nyack’s own Max Tassy.
Nyack NAACP President Francis Pratt and Everett Swan, recipient of the Honarary Buffalo Soldier award, will be the parade Grand Marshals.
The parade will be graced by two professional football players: Devin (Patriots) and Jason (Titans) McCourty. The twin brothers were born in Nanuet.
The parade route starts at the old Nyack High School field (N. Midland Ave & 5th Ave across the street from Nyack Hospital) and ends at Memorial Park in Nyack. Parking will not be permitted on the parade route between 12 noon and approximately 3pm.
After the parade, there will be entertainment in Nyack’s Memorial Park including music, dance, poetry and a fashion show featuring Trendsetters/Nyack, HopeWade Designs, Kurvacious Plus size designs. The post-parade festival in the park includes crafts and foods hosted by local vendors as well as community service organizations.
A poster for the event, available for downloading ,is attached to the email.
For more information, contact Mary White firstname.lastname@example.org (845-358-0548 x545)