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Black Westchester In Pictures: First Weekend of Summer 2016

Mount Vernon — Monday, June 20th was the official first day of Summer 2016. Press releases were popping in our inboxes, text messages and calls coming in, inviting us to cover this event or let us know about that event. There was entirely too much going on for us to cover everything over the first weekend of the Summer of 2016, what we did manage to cover we decided to share with you in a pictorial review.

Bringing the first weekend of the summer with a bang, fireworks returned to the City of Mount Vernon for the first time in over six decades on Thursday, June 23 and were held on the fields of Mount Vernon High School. It was a nice event and a great brief break from the more explosive fireworks in City Hall.

As they do every Saturday morning Brother Arthur leads Mount Vernon in the Mount Vernon Mile, from Rebecca Turner Elementary To City Hall and back, Saturday, June 25th was Week 16

MV Mile

Mount Vernon Mile crew – Week 16 on steps of City Hall [Photo courtesy of Bro. Arthur Muhammad]

The Mount Vernon Snug hosted a Stop The Violence Basketball Tournament in 4th Street Playground, Saturday, June 25th


Across the street on the lawn of the Dole Center, Saturday afternoon

Congratulations to you Brother Arthur Muhammad who received an award at the annual Unity in the Community Day for his work in the community, on Saturday, June 25th

Rallying For Justice – Unity In The Community March

Unity In The Community Day

Delores Mack Celebrates Her 60th Birthday


Delores Mack celebrating her 60th birthday in Maureen Walker’s backyard [Black Westchester]


Black Westchester Magazine and The Westchester County Press were among those honored at The African-American Heritage Festival at the Kenisco Dam in Valhalla, NY, Sunday, June 26th


African-American Heritage Festival 2016 Honorees [Photo by Glenn Butler]

And that’s our Black Westchester First Weekend of Summer 2016 in Pictures!!!


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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.

1 Comment on Black Westchester In Pictures: First Weekend of Summer 2016

  1. It was nice to have fire works in Mt. Vernon. I was very nervous because the of the lack of security at the designated check point. The scanner was constantly going off as people went through with no follow up. There was no bag search for weapons or alcohol. There was a lot of very friendly officers on duty. In this day and age I do not think we should take anything for granted.

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