Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 49th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.
The parade starts at West 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and continues to West 136th Street. Black dignitaries and celebrities along with kings and queens of Black organizations are being featured.
Floats and marching bands are coming from 12 states. This year’s parade theme is “Culture is Key” honoring individuals and organizations making contributions to African-American culture. Grand marshals include Dance Theatre of Harlem Founder Arthur Mitchell, Spectrum News NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills, legendary radio personality Tom Joyner, WBLS/WLIB news director Anne Trip and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh
Go to www.africanamericandayparade.org for more information.