Westchester Celebrates African-American Culture

The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
The annual African-American Heritage Festival brought out several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
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VALHALLA, N.Y. – Westchester County Deputy Executive Kevin Plunkett couldn't help but notice the fine weather when presenting a proclamation declaring June 24 as “African-American Heritage Day” in the county.

“It's the perfect day to celebrate the cultural diversity and heritage of Westchester County,” he said.

Sunday's sunny skies and warm temperatures brought out Plunkett and several thousand people to the Kensico Dam Plaza for the annual African-American Heritage Festival.

Westchester County residents packed into the plaza for food, shopping and music from ...
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