Fun In The Son NYC 2016 and NYC Council Member Andy King and The High School of Contemporary Arts will stage a Community Engagement Day Parade on Saturday, August 6, 2016 featuring internationally renowned pastor and gospel artist Rev. Donnie McClurkin.
Local performing acts will include Glacia Robinson, Dwight Schroeter, Jairus McNeil, Vill E. Wright, Nadje` Leslie and Brotha George. Lady D of Linkage Radio and Bob Lee of WBLS will host the event on the grounds of Evander Childs soccer field, 800 East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx starting at 10:00a.m.
The family oriented festival serves to promote the Jamaican and wider Caribbean cultures by showcasing the region's music, foods, arts, and craft, a healthy village, and childrens village.
The event has served to satisfy the recreational needs of a diverse demographic and is a uniting force in the city.
The festival has attracted over 12,000 persons and after three years has become a staple on the North American entertainment calendar. It has attracted people from the Caribbean, Canada and from across the United States.