The Nation’s largest Father’s Day Celebration is Back! REAL MEN COOK celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year in New York City and around the country on Father’s Day, June 21st. This year’s event here in New York will take place for the first time at The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. from 2 – 6pm in the center of the World Famous community of Harlem, New York.
REAL MEN COOK is an annual event that honors fathers and the positive accomplishments of men in the community, past and present. It also provides a broad look at “real men” even beyond fathers to coaches, teachers and others with or without children, who care. Men of varying ages and backgrounds will put on their aprons and voluntarily share their culinary skills with the common goal of showing positive examples of Real Men who are responsible in their community, responsible for their family, who love and care and on this day demonstrate that by cooking for thousands. “REAL MEN COOK has been a great example of the celebration of Fatherhood and it has been very successful at its prior home at Minisink Townhouse which has a great legacy within the Harlem community. This year with the event taking place at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on 125th Street, we really believe that the event can grow to a new level and give the community in Harlem and throughout New York City a chance to come to a central point, which many view as the main thoroughfare for Urban America, and celebrate our Fathers and Real Men who stand up not only for their family but their community as well” says Marko Nobles, Event Manager.
This event is a fun filled food tasting celebration of fatherhood, family, community and REAL MEN not to be missed! In addition to the food, there’s live entertainment with artists such as Paul Rivers Bailey, Chandlar and the day’s featured entertainer, powerhouse soul singer Jaguar Wright. There’s a children’s pavilion with a number of activities for the kids, a health pavilion sponsored by Affinity Health Plan with health information, screenings and there will be giveaways and prizes throughout the day.
Others personalities scheduled to participate in this festive day include NYS Assemblyman Keith Wright, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NY State Senator Bill Perkins (serving as a celebrity chef), Creator/Producer/Host of the groundbreaking TV Show “Video Music Box” Ralph McDaniels, Hip Hop Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa and many others.
Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12. Ticket proceeds benefit NYC Mission Society who has been serving children and families in NYC for nearly 200 years and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement to support the computer clubhouse serving Harlem youth ages 10 -18. Tickets are available at www.TicketWeb.com or by calling 866-468-7619. Tickets can also be purchased locally at NYC Mission Society, 105 East 22nd Street, 6th Floor, NYC or Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, 2854 Frederick Douglass Blvd , bet. 152nd & 153rd Street, Harlem, NY.
The day’s sponsors and supporters include NYS Office of General Services, TD Bank, Macy’s, and Affinity Health Plan. For any additional information call 212-591-2728.