staten island

black heritage

A Movement, not a moment

september 19th 2020

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Spreading awareness about BLACK HERITAGE FOR OUR community

The purpose of the Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day is to awaken our community to the dawn of a new day of hope and unity and to promote the best of who we are as offspring of the African Diaspora, by raising our consciousness and awareness that we are the descendants of a great people.

We are here to awaken our community to new realities of empowerment; while testifying to the fact that we can accomplish more when we unite, than when we are divided.

We declare a new day; of purpose and meaning for ourselves, our families and our communities.

Our EVENTS

Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day Parade

September 19, 2020

SI Black Heritage Family Day honors and celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of people
of African descent; and acknowledges their contributions to the borough of Staten Island and America. The 9th Annual Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day Parade The entire Staten Island Community is invited to come out to the parade and festival.

The day-long event begins at 10 am, Kick-Off Ceremony where honorees and invited guests address the parade participants. At 12 noon the “Peoples Parade” proceeds down Vanderbilt Avenue; continues to Tappen Park/Stapleton with the “We Are Family Festival.” A family-friendly festival of food, music, fun for children and live entertainment.

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Smooth sounds by the sea

July 19, 2020

“Smooth Sounds by the Sea” pays tribute and celebrates the contributions of people of African Descent to the music and culture of America by showcasing live Jazz and R&B performances. Jazz music has it roots in blues and ragtime and originated in African American communities in the late 19th and early 20th . Soul music was developed in the late 1950s from gospel music. Both forms of music are instrumental in expressing the Black Experience in America during their respective times.

Soul music gave rise to Black own records labels like Motown, Atlantic, and Stax.

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Red, Black & Green Ball

March 20, 2020

The Red, Black & Green Ball pays homage to the Pan-African flag, created in the 1920s. The tri-color flag consists of three equal horizontal bands colored red, black and green. The flag became an African nationalist symbol for the worldwide liberation of people of African origin and an emblem of Black pride. The flag became popular during the Black Liberation movement of the 1960s.

The three Pan-African colors on the flag represent:
Red: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
 Black: Black people (African-Americans), whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
Green: the abundant natural wealth of Africa.

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Families against violence allstar classic

April 18, 2020

The Families Against Violence (FAV) Anti-Violence, All-Star Classic Basketball Games provides an opportunity for the Staten Island community to come together in an afternoon of exhilarating basketball and entertainment for the entire family; while providing violence prevention information and education that addresses the issues of all forms of violence in our communities, schools and homes.

The Families Against Violence (FAV) Anti-Violence, All-Star Classic Basketball Games gives all Staten Islanders an opportunity to recognize the need for working together to make safer neighborhoods, by taking a definitive stand against crime and violence in our communities

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