Real Dads Network Events In NYC, May 31, 2014 – June 7, 2014
dads, kids Gear UP FOR Father’s day
with Real Dads Network Events scheduled ACROSS New York City
(New York City, NY) – May 29, 2014, Real Dads throughout the New York City tri-state area will join hundreds of their peers across New York City to celebrate the seventh annual Real Dads Network week-long events from Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Saturday, June 7, 2014. The events are free and open to the public, excluding the Daddy Daughter Dance. Registration is required for all events.
In preparation for Father’s Day, Real Dads Network expects hundreds of men, children and women of all ages to celebrate and honor Black dads who are both exemplary role models and community leaders. The events will incorporate social, cultural, and intellectual activities and a town hall meeting. Women are highly encouraged to participate along with the fathers to serve as support systems.
The events include a Black fathers and family picnic on Saturday, May 31 @ Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica, NY, and include a Black fathers and the media town hall meeting, Real Dads II Documentary Screening, a Celebration and Awards Ceremony and a Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ The Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, NYC. Cost: $110 for dad & daughter, $45 for each additional child. Real Dad Members receive 10% discount. (Schedule Attached)
The money raised by the Daddy Daughter Dance helps Real Dads Network run the Real Dads Clubs, and support the organization throughout the year. This dance is supported by Fathers Incorporated. The media sponsor is Uptown Magazine.
“I had an amazing time at the Daddy and Daughter’s dance. It has been a blessing. This is something really special and I hope to continue to play a part,” said Allan Houston, Former New York Knicks Player.
Real Dads Network asks that you join the Open Society Foundation Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Assemblyman William Scarborough, Len Burnett, CEO and Group Publisher of the Uptown Media Group, dignitaries and many families in the New York City tri-state are, as they bring real dads together for a week of positive enjoyment.
About Real Dads Network
Founded in 2004,’ by Derek Phillips, Real Dads® Network, Inc., (RDN) is committed to strengthening the institution of the Black family by promoting positive images of Black fathers in the media, as well as providing men with resources and support designed to encourage them to be more actively involved in the parenting process. RDN believes that children flourish developmentally and in attainment of life opportunities, when both parents are actively involved in their parenting, regardless of the marital or living circumstances.