ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY PARADE in Harlem May 5, 2012 Multi-cultural/ethnic
Everyone Welcome to Join Parade Procession, Individuals or Groups
For the 28th year, Mothers (Fathers and youth) from every borough can celebrate Mother’s Day twice in May—in Harlem on May 5th and then again on its traditional US date. The Annual Harlem Mother’s Day Parade kicks off on Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 10:00 A.M. in front of Lenox Terrace, 470 Lenox Avenue (also known as Malcolm X Boulevard), at the corner of 133rd Street, (adjacent to the Schomberg Cultural Center) New York 10037. A universal prayer and a brief ceremony (libation) in acknowledgement of Mother Earth will be delivered first. All are welcome to join the Parade procession which will be lead by the organization's founder, Belizean-born Candace Queen Mother Abbess-Bishop Shirley Pitts and Committee Members, Grand Marshalls and supporter, Akil Rose, founder of The Harlem Transformation Project. The Parade procession will proceed north to 135th Street, turns left on to 7th Avenue (aka Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard), continues south to 125th Street and then turns left (east) to Fifth Avenue to turn right (south) to culminate at Marcus Garvey Park-Pelham Fritz Amphitheater (entrance on 122nd Street off Madison) at about 2:00 P.M.
Once in the park-amphitheater, festivities will include live entertainment, refreshments, a professional dj, vendors/merchants, vital messages from community leaders and others, reading of Proclamations, the presentation of Citations, and delivery of scholarships to 28 area youth as provided by The Essie Davis Memorial Annual Scholarship Fund Committee and donations. Free raffle tickets for Mothers in particular and Paraders/attendees, in general, will be offered. Some of the raffles items include handmade wearable art (accessories/ handbagswear) by local designers/artisans and original art created by a Harlem artist especially for this event.
The Annual Harlem Mother’s Day Parade which has received recognition and Proclamations from U.S.Presidents and elected officials, since 1984, and The Essie Davis Memorial Annual Scholarship Fund Committee, Inc. were jointly created and developed by Candace Queen Mother Abbess-Bishop Shirley Pitts.
For a full Press Release or more information, please call the Event Day Director, at 917/945-4764 or email ActionReActMedia@aol.com. Directions to the Parade kick off location: #2, #3 or C train and westside buses to 135th Street station/bus stop respectively.