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For Immediate Release:
February 03, 2016
Media Contact:
Rona Bellamy
rbellam@miamidade.gov
305-375-2831

Commissioner Jordan to host Third Annual Black Heritage Festival


MIAMI GARDENS – In honor of Black History Month, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan will host the Third Annual Black Heritage Festival on Saturday, February 13, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Amphitheater, 3000 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens. Residents are invited to join Commissioner Jordan and Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson for this free event featuring music, culture, crafts, family-friendly activities, and more.

Third Annual Black Heritage Festival

“It is so important to honor our culture and celebrate our achievements,” Commissioner Jordan said. “The Black Heritage Festival is an event that brings us together as a community. It’s an event that makes us feel proud.”

There will be mobile units on site providing information and services such as the African-American History mobile museum and Career Source of South Florida. The festival also will feature African fashions, dancers, face painting, rock climbing, vendors and food trucks.

Attendees will enjoy performances by Jesus People Ministries International Gospel Choir, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, the Junkanoos, Simone’s Just Dance Studios, the Viking Freedom Writers and others.

Sponsors for the Black Heritage Festival are EBS Engineering Inc., EAC Consulting Inc., Orion Jet Center, D. Stephenson Construction Inc., Marlins Foundation, Carrie Concessions, IBEW Local Union 349, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Slip-N-Slide Records, Maven Strategies, and Palmetto Homes.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1
Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson
What:
Third Annual Black Heritage Festival
When:
February 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where:
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex - Amphitheater
3000 NW 199th Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056