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Nyack to Fete African American Day with Parade

Fourth annual march down Main Street slated for May 12

Just on the heels of , Nyack will host a downtown parade to celebrate African American Day.

The fourth annual event, slated for May 12, will begin at the old Nyack High School, march down Main Street and conclude in Memorial Park with music, crafts and eats from local merchants.

Hiking the route will be the East Ramapo Marching Band, the Nyack-Valley Cottage Youth Cadets, the Nyack Fire Department and other organizations.

At the parade's head will be two recognizable—and similar—faces: twins and Nyack natives Devin and Jason McCourty, both professional NFL athletes. Both attended Upper Nyack Elementary School; Devin plays for the New England Patriots, and Jason for the Tennessee Titans.

Also keep an eye out for the Buffalo Soldiers of West Point, The Spring Valley NAACP, The Rockland County Sheriff''s Mounted Police, The Rockland-Westchester Guardians Association and the Mount Vernon Classic Car Club.

New York R&B radio station WBLS will provide music after the parade.

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The details

When: Saturday, May 12; parade starts at 2 p.m.

Where: Starting point is the old Nyack High School at N. Midland Ave. and Fifth Ave. across the street from Nyack Hospital

Also: Parking will not be permitted on the parade route between noon and about 3 p.m. Parking will not be available in Memorial Park, either.

John Gromada May 04, 2012 at 02:03 PM
uhm- I don't understand either of the above comments. Or maybe I'm trying hard not to understand.
Rex Rexmano May 04, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Ok John, I'll make it easy on ya...they are prejudiced against African American. Said it!!
Bruce Bell May 04, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Pat, In the words of Forrest Gump- "Are You stupid or something"? What do you mean trouble? Is there trouble at The St Parick's day parade or Columbus day parade? No Rex that's stupidity and ignorance.
Pat May 05, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Racist? Stupid? Not that I care what you think but I definitely remember the April 2008 riot. Enjoy the parade and the music afterward.
Bruce Bell May 06, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Oh, you care, your just not smart enough to know you care.

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