Grand Opening of the African Burial
Ground National Monument memorial
Duane Street between Broadway &
African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street)
Friday, October 5, 2007
1 p.m. – Opens to public
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Greet the Torch
Drummers and a mass choir greet the ceremonial torch as it arrives from the Statue of Liberty.
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Candlelight Procession Battery Park to Foley Square
Honor the Africans who helped build the city of New York by marching in a candlelight procession from Battery Park to the African Burial Ground National Monument. Performances to follow at Foley Square.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
International Tribute Concert Foley Square
Performers from Africa and the African Diaspora celebrate the ancestors of the African Burial Ground. For more information on dedicationevents call 212-491-2012.
October 8-12, 2007
Educational programs for youth. For class or group reservations,the African Burial Ground National Monument at 212-637-2019.
*All events are free and open to the About the African Burial Ground National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/afbg)
The African Burial Ground National Monument is the first National Monument dedicated to Africans of early New York and Americans of African descent. It is the newest National Monument in New York City, joining the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and Castle Clinton.
African Burial Ground National Monument
National Park Service
290 Broadway, First Floor
New York, NY 10007