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For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2014
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke
melonie@miamidade.gov
305-694-2779

Commissioner Monestime to host Black Heritage Festival at Gwen Cherry Park


(MIAMI, FL) – As part of the celebration of Black History Month, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will present “Black Heritage Festival 2014” at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 N.W. 22nd Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will celebrate black culture from various countries with food, musical entertainment, dancers and vendors showcasing their international wares. The festival will also feature Kinad Inc.’s African traveling museum and representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate who will share information about their island nation’s culture and history. Children attending the festival will receive a “Passport to the African Diaspora.” After getting it stamped by going through the traveling museum, they can present it for admission to the festival’s kiddie attractions including a bounce house.

“I invite residents of all ages to come enjoy the festival and learn from each other’s culture as we celebrate Black History Month and the incredibly rich diversity of our community,” Commissioner Monestime said.

For more information, please call the Office of Commissioner Jean Monestime at 305-694-2779.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime
What:
Black Heritage Festival 2014
When:
February 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where:
Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 N.W. 22nd Ave.