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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY & PARADE

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY & PARADE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2016
Evander Childs Soccer Field

Evander Childs Soccer Field

10AM - 5PM

Event Date & Time

6 August 2017
@10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Event Location

800 Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY, 10467, USA

Community Engagement Day 2016


Fun In the Son alongside City Council Member Andy King presents Community Engagement Day, an eclectic array of Gospel Music synonymous with the Fun In The Son Brand, with sprinkles of old school Bronx hip hop. This event is certain to provide a clean, family friendly environment with local vendors, medical screenings, elected officials and access to pertinent community information. 


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Special Guest Performance

Donnie McCklurkin

Multiple Grammy Award winner
McClurkin’s pure love for the Lord has grown through crippling adversity that ultimately fortified his faith ten-fold. Born November 9, 1959, in Amityville, New York, his childhood home was mired in domestic violence and drug abuse until an aunt who sang with the great Andrae’ Crouch introduced him to the musical icon who in turn introduced him to his future. Young Donnie played keyboards with his church youth choir before forming the McClurkin Singers with relatives and friends in 1979. Following a calling to preach, he never loosened his grasp on music. In 1989 Donnie started the NY Restoration Choir and recorded the album I See A World, which contained the classic “Speak to My Heart.”
Two near-simultaneous events changed McClurkin’s life forever. Just as he was appointed as an associate minister at Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Church in Detroit, he also learned that he’d been stricken with leukemia. While battling the disease, Donnie was signed to Warner Alliance Records as a solo artist where he recorded his pivotal self-titled album, marked by a smooth sophistication in the production that couched his soaring tenor for a series of soul-stirring numbers. Through BeBe Winans, media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned of Donnie’s music and struggle, invited him on her top-rated TV show , a golden opportunity that catapulted his CD to #4 on the gospel charts, recognition beyond the church world and gold + sales. Donnie soon after signed to Verity Records where his first CD, Live in London and More, would far surpass his solo debut thanks to secular radio embracing his gracefully reassuring “We Fall Down”.  The song met with international acclaim, made the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B chart and rocketed past platinum sales of over one million copies sold instantly making Donnie among gospel’s best selling artists.  He earned a trophy case full of Dove and Stellar Awards plus other honors including an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist. In 2001 Donnie graduated to establishing his own Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, all the while continuing to release the magnificent musical works Again (2003) and the double-CD Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs(2005) each one garnering the coveted Grammy Award.

EVENT PERFORMERS

TICKETS

This is a free event. If you would like to be a corporate or Individual sponsor please call 

FOOD N DRINKS

Community Engagement Day will have a plethora of local vendors with a diverse spread of food and drink for sale.

Parking and Public Transportation

Street Parking will be subject to availability.  The Gunhill Road 2 Train Stop is a 2 minute walk to event grounds.

Community March

NYC Council Member Andy King will lead a community empowerment march starting at 10:00 AM

Sponsors

About us

 Community Engagement Day, an initiative conceptualized by Council Man Andy King is a fun filled day for the North East Bronx Residents. This Year in partnership with the organizers of Fun In The Son, an international festival that over the last 4 years in the Bronx has annually attracted over 15,000 attendees. This Year’s event will have dynamic performances by Grammy Award winners, alongside being a resource fair for residents.

 

Event Location

  • Event Location
    800 Gun Hill Road
    Bronx, NY 10467, USA
  • Call Us
    718-652-3288
  • Email Us
    info@funintheson.nyc

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