The Second Annual African American - Carribean Heritage Parade Starts @ 10 am. In Freeport New York on the corner of North Main street and hollaway street ,down Nassau Road Corridor to Greenwich street Village of Hempstead
The Festival @ 11am. on Washington Street and Front Street with Free Music concert with Keith Murray and DJ Chuck Chill Out and Actor Jermel Howard, Internation Raggae Artist Black Rasta. internatinal Food courts, Health service corner, vendor markets kiddie fun corner
Vendor opportunity available call 516-564-6857
When & Where
Youth Empowerment institute Inc.
Youth Empowerment Institute is a New York State Non Profit cultural and performing arts organization that was founded in 2010,Youth Empowerment Institute is striving to meet the cultural and theatrical needs of the youth in Nassau County. It became apparent that the youth in Nassau County were out of touch with their culturally artistic creativity. There was also a lack of gathering facilities for talented African American youth within our communities. Most facilities that did exist catered to the athletic abilities of our community and endeavored no further. Our youth were ignorant of their multi-intelligence. They were not aware of different social areas of expression such as theatrical and performing arts. YEI came to surface to fill the void felt within many of our youth today.
The Festival is a community event that allows thousands families from many different communities and nationalities an opportunity to come together and share in a cultural art event. This year we are celebrating our second historical heritage parade while celebrating 50 years of civil rights act along with Music, Art and Food festival. The festival represents a vehicle that unites communities and cultures. This event incorporates several communities within the counties of New York, which include Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens, Kings, Manhattan and Westchester counties.