New York, New York – On Saturday, May 19, The Shabazz Family and the recently revived Malcolm X Foundation will host a day-time block party festival in New York City to honor and celebrate El-Haj Malik El Shabazz’s 87th birthday, declaring “MAY 19 IS MALCOLM X DAY!”
The event will comprise of the community celebrating Malcolm X with poetry, speeches and entertainment. Specific details have yet to be determined. However, local elected officials, community and educational leaders expect to be in attendance.
The vendors include food, music, education based products, books, merchandising, and community organizations.
The family friendly event will be held at West 165th Street, between Broadway (Dr. Betty Shabazz Way) and St. Nicholas Avenues. The event is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Shabazz Center’s annual program that celebrates the life and legacy of Malcolm X will immediately follow in The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, located at 3940 Broadway (between W 165th and 166th Streets).
Earlier, on Friday May 18th, fans are welcome to celebrate the life and legacy of Malcolm X at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem from 5 to 9 p.m.