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ROC'N WEDNESDAY! How Many Lemons Does It Takes to Make Kai's Lemonade?

Ask Kairee Stennett, Owner of Kai's  Lemonade Stand, who will be at the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade on Saturday, June 15, 2024!


It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kai's Lemonade, the youngest Vendor at the Freedom Marketplace at the Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation Inc's 3rd Annual SI Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Tappen Park, Bay Street, between Water & Canal Streets, Staten Island, NY 10304 on Saturday, June 15, 2024!


This culturally developed and "edu-taining" event is in collaboration with Friends Who Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Organization and Shaolin Ryders and is an inclusive event to show cultural diversity in Staten Island and represent your heritage and colors while standing united with African Americans as we commemorate and celebrate when the news of liberation for people of African descent came to Texas on June 19, 1865.


At just 10 years old, Kai's Lemonade Stand has quickly become a neighborhood favorite! Inspired by making homemade mango-infused lemonade with his Dad, using mangoes from his great grandmother's backyard in the beautiful island of Jamaica, Kai decided to start his own stand. His delicious and refreshing drinks have been a hit, bringing a taste of the tropics to his community. Kai's hard work and creativity have truly paid off, earning him a special place in everyone's hearts.


Be sure to stop by Kai's Lemonade Stand for a taste of the tropics while supplies last. 

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Be A Part of the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade!


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Roc-A-Natural Cultural Foundation Inc in collaboration with Community Partners, will host the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade on Saturday, June 15, 2024.


At this year's 3rd Annual SI Juneteenth Freedom Parade, there will be four parade themes:


  • Harriet Tubman Parade Float (American abolitionist and social activist) portrayed by Assata Alston, including the free enslaved and African Drums with Gregory Taylor and Femi NYC - parade participants are encouraged to wear 19th Century period attire to represent the reclamation of our royal status.

  • Madam C.J. Walker Parade Float (American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist.), a float focused on Entrepreneurship - parade participants are encouraged to wear African-American inspired, creative business attire, and/or black owned clothing brands to show that we are ready to invest in and leverage our collective buying power to elevate our financial and economic status in the world.

  • Civil Rights Freedom Fighters Walk - with the ATU 726 Black Caucus - parade participants are encouraged to dress up as, and/or create encouraging signage honoring the freedom fighters throughout African-American history (all signs must be approved and be free of derogatory or offensive language)

  • Afrofuturism Float with Music by DJ Girl On the Rocks - parade participants are encouraged to wear bold, colorful, and creative futuristic attire dedicated to the evolution of Black thought and culture, expressed through art, creative works, and activism that reimagines, reinterprets, and reclaims the past and present for a more empowering future for African Americans.


Lineup starts at 11:00AM on School Road & Bay Street(outside of Von Briesen Park & Ft Wadsworth), Staten Island, NY 10305.


PARADE ENDS at 1:00PM at Tappen Park,  Bay Street (Water & Canal Streets)


Show your comradery and represent your logo at the Juneteenth Freedom Parade. Sign up your organization, schools, faith-based churches, and families by clicking here:


*A DONATION OF $100 PER ORGANIZATION ($25 Individual walkers) IS SUGGESTED TO ASSIST WITH OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 

**SCHOOLS are Exempt."


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