Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Real Dads Celebrate Father's with Week-Long Event

The Real Dads Network (RDN) is hosting a week-long celebration of fathers. This 4th Annual In Celebration of Father’s Week will begin on Saturday, June 4 to June 12, 2011. The wide array of events will take place in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn. The purpose of this event is to acknowledge fathers and their commitment for providing a level of excellence to their children and communities. Derek Phillips, founder & executive director states, “The overwhelming support and attendance that we have received from past events leading up to “In Celebration shows me that RDN, a portal for positive fathers in action, is not only working, it’s making a “Real Difference” in the lives of men and families! Real Dads throughout the nation are standing strong, dispelling the negative stereotypes that fathers are not active, emotionally involved, supportive, or financially connected with their children. Responsible fatherhood is indeed on the move.”

Contact Information for Real Dad's Network is as follows:

Who: Derek Phillips, Executive Director

Phone: 212.875.7725

In Celebration of Father's Week Schedule of Events:

** Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fathers Week Celebration Kickoff - Fathers & Children Picnic in the Park Roy Wilkins City Park
Merrick Blvd. & Baisely Blvd.
St. Albans, Queens
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Register for this FREE event at
**Saturday, June 4, 2011 Know Good Dads - A Convo About Fathers & Relationships
The Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tickets are $10-20 and may be purchased at
Hosted by Together Apart Academy
**Monday, June 6, 2011 BABA: Black Artists' Expression of Fathers Reception
The Gershwin Hotel - Lobby Gallery
7 East 27th Street (5th Ave.)
New York, NY
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please register for this FREE event at
**Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Celebrating Real Dads Party with DJ Sugar Daddy
37 West 17th Street
New York, NY
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Admission is only $10 and 50% of that goes to supporting the work of the Real Dads(TM) Network
Hosted by Ameliaismore
**Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Public Policy Forum - Fathers and Family Court
With screening of Janks Morton's important documentary, Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Eagle Academy for Young Men
176th Street & 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please register for this FREE event at
**Thursday, June 9, 2011 Dine Out to Donate at Applebee's Restaurant
Applebee's Restaurant
One West 125th Street
Harlem, NY
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10% of your dining bill will go to support the work of Real Dads(TM) Network
Pick up the RDN/Applebee's flyer at any of the previous events during the week
**Saturday, June 11, 2011 Growing Up Daddy - The One Man Show
The ground-breaking play by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal (Kayo) Charles
The Harlem School for the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue (141st St.)
Harlem, NY
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets are $25 and can be ordered at or call 1.800.838, 3006
**Sunday, June 12, 2011 Real Dads Network 4th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner
The Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad Street
New York, NY
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00PM
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here

Leslie Detouche is a freelance writer and certified literary concierge based in New York. Her professional website and facebook page will be coming in Summer 2011. Please join the Your Black World Coalition at

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