NJ Spartans Participate in Memorial Day Parade
This Memorial Day Weekend, the New Jersey Spartans will participate in the Statewide African American Heritage Parade. This year’s Theme is: “UMOJA… Focusing on the Ties that Bind Us Together.” The African American Heritage Parade Committee will celebrate their 45th Anniversary with their Annual Heritage Festival, taking place at Weequahic Park, Newark, NJ.
The Parade will take place on Broad St in Newark, NJ and will feature participants throughout the State of New Jersey. The Heritage Festival was established to celebrate African American History, highlighting the glorious heritage, history and contributions of African Americans. The Parade is cablecast live locally, starting at noon on Cablevision channel 3. Radio Station WBLS (107.5 FM) also broadcast live parade coverage. There are over 7,500 parade participants, 150,000 parade spectators, 1,000,000 cable viewers and 500,000+ festival attendees.
This will be the 1st Parade for the NJ Spartans as they continue on their “Return to Glory.”