celebrating 50 years

The 50th Annual African American

Day Parade

DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

TIME: 1PM - 6PM

The AADP focuses on five basic components that help to strengthen the community: Business, Education, Health, Politics/Government & Arts/Culture. Each year we choose one of these sectors as our theme and we invite those that have contributed to that field to act as our Grand Marshals,  Marshals, and Honorary Guests. This year the AADP theme is “Integrity & Transparency = Good Government” and we will honor individuals that have contributed to the African American community through Politics & Government.

 

Parade Route

The parade will begin on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and will continue until 136th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

111th Street - 114th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. are participant lineup blocks. Parade goers can view the parade from 115th Street - 136th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

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Reviewing Stand

The Reviewing Stand is located on the legendary 125th Street in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. Here we offer VIP seating for the seniors of the community as well as for honorary guests. You MUST have a ticket in order to be seated here. Ticket information will be available shortly!

Legendary entertainer, Melba Moore, will be singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at this location to open this years’ parade. Organizations and special guests participating in the African American Day Parade are introduced to the community by our announcers!

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GETTING HERE

Getting Here: We strongly advise that you use public transit to commute to the parade.

PARADE ROUTE ACCESSIBLE BY SUBWAY TRAINS: A, B, C, 2, 3, OR 4, 5 TO HARLEM :110TH, 116TH, 125 OR 135TH STREET

METRO NORTH STATION: 125TH STREET

WALK TO:  ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR. BLVD.