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Ossining Sankofa Homecoming Planned For Aug. 5-7

A man enjoys a previous Sankofa Ossining event.
A man enjoys a previous Sankofa Ossining event. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sankofa Ossining

OSSINING, N.Y. -- The third Ossining Sankofa Homecoming will be held Aug. 5-7 at various locations in the town.

The event recognizes the contributions of Ossining’s African-American community. More than 300 past and current Ossining residents attend to honor, reminisce, and celebrate their Ossining roots.

The Ossining Sankofa Homecoming 2016 welcomes all residents and families from Ossining and surrounding communities The homecoming is held only once every three years in August.

Tickets are $75, $50 for seniors and $37 for children 3-12. Children under 3 are free.

Events include: 

  • Friday, Aug 5
  • 6 p.m.-2 a.m.: Meet & Greet Friday Night Down Home FishFry at the QWL
  • Saturday, Aug. 6
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Sankofa Soul & Sunrise Brunch at the QWL
  • 12:30-2 p.m.: Ossining Historical Presentation
  • 4-8 p.m.: Entertainment & more, at Market Square, Main & Spring Streets
  • 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Function at the Junction, an Evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Entertainment at the QWL
  • Sunday, Aug. 7
  • 11 a.m.: Worship at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • 2 p.m.-sunset: Sankofa Sunset Finale, Ossining Waterfront

The organization’s name, “Sankofa," originates from the African word directly related to the organization's mission: Reclaiming our Past, Building Our Future. The organization utilizes the values of its positive past to support positive and progressive social change in the community, and to commemorate the African American contributions to the history of Ossining. 

For more information, visit the event's website or Facebook page.

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