In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 500 community residents joined State Sen. Kevin Parker for his 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in conjunction with the A Shared Dream Foundation.
The event, held at Goshen Temple of Seventh-Day Adventist located on Church Avenue, is one of the largest Dr. King holiday celebrations in New York City and this year’s tribute featured The Group Fire and was hosted by WBLS radio personality, Liz Black.
In addition, the event featured an array of musical acts including community groups such as the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Guillermo Dark Feather, Adriane MickieDee Haye, Williams Gilmore and Dave McClure. For the past 15 years, A Shared Dream has been attended by thousands of concertgoers from across the five boroughs. Sen. Parker was joined on stage by community, religious, and political leaders to reflect upon, and pay tribute to, Dr. King’s life and legacy.
“Every year I look forward to having the community come together in fellowship to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am also proud that we were able to include a scholarship presentation for the second year in a row during tribute concert. We want young people to not only celebrate the legacy of those before them, but know the community supports them as they work to build legacies of their own,” said Parker.
During the event, board members of the A Shared Dream Foundation presented a scholarship check to Adigun Olusola and Elijah Hardison. The organization looks forward to expanding their scholarship program within the next few years.