Photo courtesy of the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation
Save the dates for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation’s Memories ball on Friday, June 2, and parade & festival on Saturday, June 3.
The 28th annual event on Saturday begins with the parade, which departs at 10:30 a.m. from Maple and Bloomfield Avenues. The featured artist will be Montclair resident Autumn Turner, a contestant on “The Voice,” who will sing on the MAAHF float at the start of the parade route.
Elm Street activities during the parade include stilt walkers, clowns, and balloonists.

28th Parade route:

The parade departs at 10:30 a.m. from Glenfield School at Maple and Bloomfield avenues, and continues to Elm Street, to Orange Road, past Southend Gardens to Cedar Avenue, to the reviewing stand and Nishuane Park.

The festival in Nishuane Park runs from 1 to 7 p.m., and features several musical performances, as well as children’s activities, health screenings, food and beverage vendors, merchandise vendors, and representatives of community organizations.

The Memories Dance will take place on Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m., in the cafeteria at Montclair High School Inness Annex.

MAAHF says on its website, “The annual parade serves as a celebration opportunity to showcase African American culture, arts, talent, information and pride. It’s the only parade in the Township of Montclair that will directly acknowledge a specific culture.”

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