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Diasporian News of Friday, 14 August 2009

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3 Days and Counting:

Young Ghanaians to do what has never been done before….

In less than one week ….the long awaited event is almost here as the first ever Ghana Day Parade will be taking place in New York City on Sunday, August 16, 2009, in the Crotona Park section of the Bronx.

The Ghana Parade Council (GPC) has joined ranks with The National Council of Ghanaian Associations (NCOGA) to make an unprecedented event. This event as described by the GPC will set the foundation for Ghanaians far and near to express their cultural pride and contributions to New York City, especially in the Bronx, which has the largest population of Ghanaians in the United States.

This group of young and dynamic Ghanaian professionals through their grass root efforts has been able to circumvent the bureaucracy of planning a community event by securing permits, galvanizing Ghanaian Associations from the tri-state area, vendors and the Ghanaian residents of NYC to put together this paramount event. They will showcase cultural performers and are providing some of the hottest hip-life, and high-life talent.

This historic event will be attended by some of New York City’s most respected political leaders. Namely, Deputy Bronx Borough President, Ms. Aurelia Greene, Assembly Woman Vanessa L. Gibson (77th District), Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (79th District), Council member Helen Diane Foster (16th District), and the Mayor’s Office.

With the continued financial support from the various Ghanaian Associations of New York, family, and friends this event is guaranteed to be a success. This is a testament to the support and commitment the elders have bestowed on the youth organizers of this historic event.

GPC has done what no other Ghanaian Association has been able to do, and will continue to aspire for great things in the community. Hopefully this will inspire young Ghanaians to have passion and conviction in their planning for the Ghanaian community.

GPC is asking all Ghanaians near and far to join ranks with them to make this a successful event. Bring your Ghana flags, wear your traditional clothes, and more importantly, come out that day to Crotona Park in the Bronx to show your pride and celebrate our culture.

Please visit: to donate or sponsor towards this historic event. If you would like to participate, please also visit their site for details.

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