Legislator Abrahams and Roosevelt Empowerment Committee Plan Weekend of Family Events

All Events Are Free; Mark Your Calendar on June 5, June 6

The Roosevelt Empowerment Committee and Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) with Mark Stevens (De Ja 34& The Next Generation Project) have planned a weekend bursting with family-oriented activities for a third annual “Family Empowerment Day, 2009.”

On June 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 312 Grand Ave., Freeport, the Committee and Bishop Frank O. White, the Cathedral’s Senior Pastor, have scheduled a community meeting with Stephen A. Smith, alum of Roosevelt High School and a former commentator with ESPN. Mr. Smith will lead a thought-provoking presentation and discussion entitled “Leaders: Taking the Journey From Boyhood to Manhood.” The special guest that evening will be NBA star Marquis Daniels of the Indiana Pacers. This forum will be geared to empowering young men toward personal and civic responsibility. All ages are invited to this

On June 6, at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., in Roosevelt’s Centennial Park, families will have the opportunity to enjoy “Family Empowerment Day” that will feature a Family Fun Fest as well as “Palming the Ball” with Marquis Daniels of the Indiana Pacers. Local youth are urged to participate in a basketball clinic sponsored by Mr. Daniels. The “Feed the Children Organization” will be on hand to distribute non-perishable items.

To close this wonderful community event, at 4 p.m. there will be a mini concert headlined by Rap stars Bun B and Papoose and featuring DJ Kay Slay of radio station Hot 97 and music provided by Wayne Glover Productions. In addition, there will be live performances by local talent.

All are welcome to attend every weekend event. Events are free and are made possible through the generosity of the weekend’s sponsors: De Ja 34; Roosevelt Empowerment Committee; Legislator Abrahams; The Next Generation Project; Wayne Glover Productions.com; Health Plus; Applebees; Western Beef; DEZ Enterprises and Feed the Children.

For more information please contact the Office of Legislator Kevan Abrahams at 516-571-6201.