AUGUST 18TH-20TH, 2017

The Midwest Black Family Reunion

The Midwest Black Family Reunion Celebration is one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events. This 3-day fun-filled weekend event brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. Bring your families and friends and make this a reunion to remember!

Welcome

Presenting Sponsor


Dear friends,

Welcome to our 2017 Midwest Black Family Reunion (BFR) website! We appreciate the thousands of people who attend, volunteer, and support our annual celebration. This year marks our 29th year, and our 2017 theme — appropriate as ever — is “Committed and Courageous.”

Our BFR nonprofit celebration is an empowering three-day cultural event that brings families, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the community together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The event was inaugurated in 1989 here in Cincinnati. And it has grown to be one of the city’s largest family-focused events — typically drawing over 25,000 visitors from our region and throughout the nation.

Have you joined us yet? We’re busy planning this summer’s festivities; you can expect an unparalleled 3-day experience addressing the mind, body and soul.

Activities include:

  • a city-wide community parade
  • national, regional and local musicians/performers (blues, R&B, jazz, poets, spoken word artists, gospel, etc.),
  • interactive arts,
  • spirituality, kids’, and seniors pavilions,
  • an annual Job Fair,
  • health screenings,
  • Non-Profit Booths/Resources
  • games
  • and a free Opening Ceremony Breakfast for the Community with inspiring speakers,
  • and more.

We’re actively seeking sponsors, volunteers, and participants to partner with us for 2017. Please call our office T 513-247-0205 if you would like to get involved.

We hope to see you at our event!

Tracey Artis,
Black Family Reunion Coordinator
JazJordan, Inc.


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Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Founder

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events drawing over 20,000 patrons. It is held annually the third weekend of August.

Conceived by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration is a 3-day cultural week end event which brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic morals of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration.


2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities


Parade Route [Click images to enlarge]

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 10am. The parade departs from the Avondale town center at 3529 Reading Road in Cincinnati, OH 45229

BFR Coordinators

Tracey Artis, Black Family Reunion Director, taihearmusic@zoomtown.com
Chaka Buraimoh, Talent Coordinator, c.buraimoh@gmail.com
Phylita Boykins, Assistant young adults pavilion Coordinator, noizebeeks@yahoo.com
David Bright, Young adults Coordinator, mrdavidbright@gmail.com
Tamika Turner-Douglas, Volunteer Coordinator, t4mykidz3@gmx.com
Craig Farley, Sponsor Coordinator, cnfarley@hotmail.com
Dwight Farley, Drink Vending Coordinator, dwightfarley@gmail.com
Larry Farley, Sign/Banner Coordinator, larryfarley369@gmail.com; Presented by Journey Steel, Inc.
Mark Farley, Food Vending Coordinator, markfarley3@aol.com.
Lucinda Greene, Food Vending Coordinator, syndi7@yahoo.com
Jerome Jackson, Program Pavilion Coordinator , jeromejackson4@aol.com
Danica Johnson, Non-profit Coordinator, Danica.johnson@yahoo.com
Craig Knight, Site Coordinator, caknight14@gmail.com
Anthony Mitchell, Parade Coordinator, Anthonymitchell642@gmail.com

Yvonne Smith, Program Pavilion Coordinator, ycsmith45231@gmail.com
C. Jean Taylor, Senior Pavilion Coordinator

 

 

BFR Main Office

Black Family Reunion Director
Tracey Artis
taihearmusic@zoomtown.com
(513) 247-0205

2017 Events

Friday 18th
8:30 — 10:30 am (Doors Open 8:00 am)
Heritage Breakfast / Opening Ceremony
The Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World, Inc.
693 Fresno Road, Forest Park, OH 45240
(Arrive early; seats are limited!)
Friday 18th
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Job Fair for the Community
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Attendees are asked to bring copies of their resume and dress professionally

Sponsors

  • 1230 THE BUZZ
  • AKA SIGMA OMEGA CHAPTER
  • ARTS WAVE
  • CARESOURCE
  • CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
  • CINCINNATI HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
  • CITY OF CINCINNATI
  • FIFTH THIRD BANK
  • GREAT CATCH MARKETING SOLUTIONS
  • I HEAR MUSIC
  • KROGER
  • MCDONALD’S
  • MERCY HEALTH
  • OLD SCHOOL CINCY 100.3FM
  • P&G
  • PARAMOUNT ADVANTAGE
  • PNC BANK
  • PRAISE 101.5FM/1230AM
  • RADIO ONE
  • TARGETED JOB FAIR A DICE SERVICE
  • THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER
  • THE CINCINNATI HERALD
  • THE CINCINNATI USA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
  • THE WESTIN CINCINNATI
  • TOYOTA
  • TRIHEALTH
  • UC HEALTH
  • UNITED WAY OF GREATER CINCINNATI
  • URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER CINCINNATI
  • US BANK
  • WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL FUND
  • WGRI
  • WIZF 101.1FM

Disclaimer

This is a public family friendly event in the park. Any vulgar or questionable content will automatically be removed from any performance consideration for the event.