African-American Day

Parade takes over Harlem

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright was one of the hosts of the 12th annual African-American Day Parade breakfast at the Harlem Tavern, located on 116th Street in Harlem. The breakfast kicked off the 44th parade.

This year’s breakfast honored NY1 health reporter Erin Billups; acclaimed actor and philanthropist Jamie Hector, star of HBO’s “The Wire”; Hall of Fame gymnast and philanthropist Wendy Hilliard; and former New York City Housing, Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua.

Over 250 guests attended the breakfast, including a number of elected officials such as New York state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, New York Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, Bronx Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilman Robert Jackson and several officials.

The annual African-American Day Parade drew thousands of people, including unions, marching bands, masons, grassroots activists, fraternities and sororities, community organizations and the fire, police and sanitation departments.

Once again, a great time was had by all.