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Oak Park in Sac: Black Family Reunion
Date Sunday July 16
Time 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
McClatchy Park in Oak Park
3500 5th Ave.
Sacramento, CA. 95822
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author
Adopting the notion that "we're all family," the Black Family Reuion puts an emphasis on putting the "unity" back in the word community.

The 2006 Black Family Reunion will provide the African American communities in Sacramento and surrounding areas with a fun, safe, entertaining day, while sharing a wonderful culture with other ethnic groups.

The day will begin with the Battle of the Barbershops Basketball Tournament with teams recruited and lead by Sacramento's Black-owned shop owners. Off the court, entertainment will include a local gosple concert and a very exciting performance by national recording artist Confunkshun, Midnight Star, and Rose Royce.

The Reunion will also provide an opportunity for African Americans to meet vendors from their own community, as well as those from other cultures. Every thing from ethnic art and collectibles to professional services will be available in our marketplace.

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Funkfest – An exciting performance by national recording artist Confunkshun, Midnight Star, and Rose Royce.

Barbershop Basketball Tournament – The Battle of the Barbershop’s Basketball Tournament is a single elimination tournament, with Sacramento’s Black owned shop’s recruiting top ball players who now rank or have ranked among the nation’s most prolific basketball players.

Negro League Baseball Exhibit – This exhibit exists to honor and celebrate the significant contribution of Negro League players to baseball and American history, while also educating others so that Negro League players may be a source of pride and inspiration for generations to come.

Get Hype Talent Showcase – The Talent Showcase provides a forum for talented unsigned African American artists to get the recognition they deserve through our showcase competition.

Rip the Runway Hair & Fashion Show – Historically African-Americans have been known to express themselves through many different art forms. Two of the most creative often overlooked are expression through hair and fashion. The Hair & Fashion Show will provide a platform where stylist will be able to showcase their unique, creative, and artistic ability.

Spoken Word Poets – The audience can expect rich exciting programming that will uplift, inspire, and entertain, while raising their consciousness to a higher level. This latest poetic renaissance is a reaction against some of the negative content of rap music, which often points to materialism and violence.

Gospel Show – Savor the wondrous sounds of uplifting spritual music as we bring you an exciting hour of the best contemporary gospel music today. It is the mixture of traditional Gospel music and spirituals coupled with the newer contemporary sound that makes this show a hit.

Real Estate & Finance Pavilion – This feature will include financial institutions and real estate professionals ready to assist buyers in purchasing homes, as well as those not yet ready to purchase but seeking more information can also get that help here.

Health Zone – African-Americans have been found to be among the highest rates of life threatening illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, Lupus, etc. This Health Fair will include a variety of vendors with information on how to improve your health.

Black College Fair – Special attention will be given to sharing information about historically black colleges and other educational opportunities for African American students. This event is for high school students and junior college students looking to attend four-year colleges.

Children’s Corner – the children home with the message that, “I know I can succeed.”
there will be inflatable jump tents, character clowns, face painting, educational workshops, and many other fun, and safe entertaining activities for the children. .”

…other actives and attractions include Miss BFR Beauty Pageant, Blast off comedy show A Better Black Man Conference, African American Book, Technology center, and a fallen stars tribute-remembering the past, plus more.

TICKETS---------
$10 advance tickets
$15 day of event

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7271 Franklin Blvd. | 916.427.7935

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601 15th St. | 916.448.6375

B&B Clothing
1604 Howe Ave. | 916.564.9300

The Spot 7440 Laguna Blvd.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 14th, 2006 10:49 AM
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