2570 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadows, NY 11554, us

(516) 787-2245



October 5, 2019


10am - 6pm

Uniondale Library Parking Lot : 400 Uniondale Ave, Uniondale, NY

Event Details

October 5, 2019


The African Heritage Awareness Day Festival (TAHAD FESTIVAL 2019)

This year we are celebrating the YEAR OF THE WOMEN!

Giving Honor to MC Glamorous... first female Hip Hop artist on LI, N.Y.

Come support and Celebrate a day of Culture!

10am - 6pm

Uniondale Library Parking Lot : 400 Uniondale Ave, Uniondale, NY


We’re looking forward to seeing you all again this year!!

About Us

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The Festival to Remember!!




Uniondale, New York, September 17th, 2019~The Youth Empowerment Institute Inc. along with other community partnering organizations will hold its 37th annual, African Heritage Day known as the TAHAD festival on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Uniondale Library parking lot, 400 Uniondale Ave, Uniondale, NY 11553, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

The TAHAD festival is a place where you will see the embracing of cultural arts and music from our attendees are from the African-American, Latino and Caribbean communities of Nassau County, New York. We are here to pay homage to women who have shown true grit and have used to their art to be a voice too many people; starting with Roosevelt, New York very own Aisha Hall, who have served ten years in federal prison and ever since her release Aisha, has portrayed the embodiment of what redemption looks like. Ms. Hall is a serial entrepreneur, an author and rapper; Ms. Hall is one of our honorees at the TAHAD festival who will receive the 2019 Concrete Rose Award. We will also honor Long Island FIRST ever female artist to hit vinyl; MC Glamourous of the Glamorous Girls will receive this year’s Long Island Golden Era of Hip-Hop award. The Long Island Golden Era of Hip-Hop award was first introduced at the 36th TAHAD festival in 2018 and our honorees were the Hip-Hop duo group from Brentwood, NY, EPMD known for their hits Strictly Business, You Gots to Chill and It’s My Thing. Keith Murray of Roosevelt, NY, famously known for his hit single The Most Beautiful Thing in This World and Chuck D of Public Enemy. 

With our focus on the state of the health within the black community, which there has been reports on the many health disparities and implicit bias in healthcare when it comes black women and the Black/African-American community. The black women are at war with not getting adequate treatment to any cancer found in their bodies, which has become one of the leading causes of their demise. High blood pressure, diabetes and limbs missing due to lack of healthcare treatment runs rapid in the minority community. There is also a lack of knowledge about the importance of nutrition intake in the minority community. The TAHAD festival will have a health pavilion and to keep the heart pumping will have a 40 and over Double Dutch display, which was one of the physical activities’ staples in the black community amongst the youth. 

We are here to build an alliance with politicians in the community and build community relations with our law enforcement. For further information and media coverage, please via phone or text at 516-350-0215. 


We're Here to Preserve Culture

Black culture is widely ignored on Long Island. The contributions that Blacks have made in Music & Arts are historical and should be remembered and constantly celebrated! The African Heritage Awareness Day Festival (TAHAD FESTIVAL) is the event all about preserving Black Culture on Long Island and displaying it an an Artistic form. Performances will include several Guest Performances and Celebrities from the Golden Era of Hip Hop, Local Talent: Singers, Dancers, Poets/Rappers, Steele Band, Guitarist, and many Musicians...


Become a Part of our Festival

We are currently looking for community people, organizations and Agencies to be apart of our Organizations overall mission of TAHAD FESTIVAL.  TAHAD FESTIVAL is a product produced by Youth Empowerment Institute, Inc 's TAHAD Internship Program.

The youth are an important aspect of creating a successful event experience.  Part of that experience requires the participatart of the community.  We invite any and all to be apart of our wonderful Cultural Event.

If you or someone you know would like to Perform please fill out the contact form Below and call (516) 787-2245. OUR stage is open to all ages and all performances. Singers,  Dancers,  Rappers,  Reggae Artist, Poets, Drummers, Musicians & more.

There are also Vendor Spaces still Available Call Now (516) 787-2255 / (516) 298-9271. Space is limited and we require the following:

Download and complete Vendor Application 

Canopy Required 

10 x 10 Space

Food Vendor Must speak w/ Nassau County Dept. Of Health 

 *Temporary 1 Day food VENDOR permit*

We are currently accepting Vendors! Food and Non-Food. Deadline Approaching. 

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