Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Hosts 29th Parade and Festival – Saturday, June 2

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation will host its 29th Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Leading this year’s honorees for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation (MAAHF) Parade & Festival as Grand Marshalls are two longtime local organizations: Montclair Grass Roots and the Montclair Child Development Center, both of which are celebrating 50 years of service to the community. Rounding out the honorees includes Ambassadors: Adele Clark-Katz, Detective Kim Nelson-Edwards, Dr. F. Dein Rice (posthumously), Charles R. Williams, Sr., and Junior Ambassador, Adarian Sneed.

Kicking off this year’s festivities on Friday, June 1, from 8PM to midnight, is the Memories Meet and Greet at Montclair High School’s George Inness Annex featuring DJ JJ. On Saturday, the parade will start at 10:30AM at the corner of Maple and Bloomfield Avenues near Glenfield Middle School and will continue on Bloomfield Avenue to Elm Street, then past South End Gardens on Orange Road, then to Cedar Avenue, and concluding at the reviewing stand at Nishuane Park. After the parade, the festival occurs from 1PM to 7PM in Nishuane Park, featuring a Club/House Mix featuring Sir Charles Dixon from WBLS-FM and local DJs, DJ Punch and DJ Hardcore. Other performers include: Vessels of Praise, Anonymous and Dawn Tallman. Also featured will be food and merchandise vendors, stilt walkers, clowns, balloonists, a gaming truck, drill teams, and a petting zoo.

Additionally, there will be various activities throughout the parade route, including a magic show & clowns in the Charles H. Bullock Elementary School parking lot. All residents, including alumni from both Montclair Grass Roots and the Montclair Child Development Center are encouraged to join us along the parade route to take part and show support for this year’s honorees.

To become a sponsor, to register, or for more information regarding the MAAHF, contact us at 973.866.3512 or visit our website at

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