For the past two years due to the global situation the annual Taking It To The Streets phenomenal event has been virtual.
“Well bless God we are back”! said creator Dr. Anita Williams who brings the event back home in the entire Martin Luther King Park August 20 and 21.
The Original Taking it to the Streets will celebrate 34 years with a wide host of entertainers from Buffalo, surrounding areas, and out of town.
Founded, owned and coordinated by Dr. Anita Ozella Williams, the 501c3 Taking It To The Streets Inc. organization is the umbrella to this greatly anticipated and attended event that has received multiple awards, proclamations and mentions since its inception.
“The message we ‘re ‘taking to the streets’ is that God cares about us totally from the crown of our head to the souls of our feet,” she said in a previous interview with The Challenger. “We humbly assert this years’ activities recognizing that it is God that has shared with us HIS uncommon favor!”
The stage will be graced by the incomparable multi-award winning artist Lemmie Battles, as well as the outstanding saxophone talents of Will Holton, the energized excellence of Henri Star Muhammad, the rhythmic WNY Trio Band, James Willis, the vocal star power of Marsha McWilson, Reba Baldwin-Bush, Marchon Hamilton II and many more!
Albright Knox will be hosting the kid zone for a play and learn experience and many other activities for the youth. There will also be stuffed book bags given away throughout the event courtesy of the support of Mr. Darren Doc. Thomas.
On Sunday morning the internationally known Bishop John Young founder of Fellowship World International and Totally Gospel Radio Network along with his congregants and friends will be in an anointed service starting at 11a.m.
Sponsors for this event include Mayor Byron Brown, Assemblywoman Crystal People-Stokes, Council members Darius Pridgen, Rasheed N.C. Wyatt, and Ulysees O. Wingo Sr., Legislator Howard Johnson, Kaleida Health, Tops, Roswell Park, CAI, BestSelf, ECMC, HighMark, National Fuel, National Grid, Indigo, WUFO 1080/Power 96.5 Radio, and The Challenger News.
Shelters and all particulars are available for use throughout the entire Martin Luther King Park by calling Anita O. Williams at 716-507-1931 or Assistant Angelita Allen Bellamy at 716-400-6749
Vending opportunities are also still available.
Bring your lawn chairs for a phenomenally blessed and safe time in the beautiful Martin Luther King Park Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, 11am to 7pm.