The 50th Annual African American Day Parade will be be held on September 15th, 2019. Celebrating 2019 Grand Marshall and more. Every year, the third Sunday in September is the Annual Celebration. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (formerly known as Seventh Avenue) of the legendary Harlem NY was the selected location for the parade due to its historical significance in Black culture.
This boulevard was the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, an era known for the major advancement of African American culture which in turn proclaimed Harlem as the Black capital of America. AADP is now classified as a national parade. Furthermore, it is the one of most renowned parades’ of African American culture in the country, with the largest cross-section of participants, including community & political leaders, community-based & religious organizations, civil servants, celebrities, fraternities & sororities, marching bands, dance ensembles and many more, with a viewing of over 900,000 attendees along the parade route. We have over 200 participating organizations from over 12 states and many countries throughout the diaspora participate in our annual parade.
Legendary vocalist, Melba Moore, serenades the Harlem community with her soulful rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, marking the opening for the 50th annual parade. Presently, she is working on an autobiography detailing her achievements over the span of her career. She has a deep passion for children, especially those who were abandoned, abused, and born with aids and addicted to crack. She is committed to giving of her time to organizations involved with children.
THE ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
TIME: 1PM – 6PM
111th Street – 115th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. are participant lineup blocks. Parade goers can view the parade from 116th Street – 136th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.