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For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2014
Media Contact:
Trenae Floyd
trenae@miamidade.gov
305-375-5694

Commissioner Jordan to Host Black Heritage Festival

Community to Celebrate Contributions of African Americans on February 8


Miami, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert are inviting residents to attend the District 1 Black Heritage Festival, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, Noon – 4 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 Street, in Miami Gardens. Attendees will be treated to a host of vendors displaying an array of African fashions, books, jewelry, and other wares. Parents are encouraged to bring the entire family and enjoy live entertainment while children take part in rock climbing, face painting, a bounce house, and more.

“Celebrating the contributions of our ancestors should be a festive occasion," said Commissioner Jordan. "The Black Heritage Festival is a time for us to reflect and become motivated to further the dreams of our forefathers."

 Sponsors for this year's festival include D. Stephenson Construction, EAC Consulting, Inc., EBS Engineering, Inc., Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, Miami-Dade Parks Foundation, Overnight Success, City of Miami Gardens, and the Office of Commissioner Barbara Jordan.

For more information, contact Commissioner Jordan’s office at 305-474-3011.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan,
City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert
What:
Black Heritage Festival
When:
February 08, 2014, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where:
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Amphitheater
3000 N.W. 199 Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056