The African American Day Parade, Inc. (AADP) will be back in person Sunday, Sept. 18 for the 53rd annual African American Day Parade 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The pre-parade show is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Everything will also be hosted live in person. 

The annual parade will honor individuals and organizations that have made key contributions to the African American Community in the field of health as this year’s parade theme is “Good Health is Essential.” 

Leaders and trailblazers include honorees Sandra Lindsay: Northwell Health, Dr. Pamela Abner: Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Gary Butts: Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Michelle Henry: Weill Cornell Medical College, Bernard Robinson: Northwell Health, Nicola Buchanan: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Behfar Ehdaie: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Louis Voigt: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, David C. Banks, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and many more guests who have made a positive impact in the community.

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