Yonkers' African-American Heritage Parade canceled

Yonkers' African-American Heritage Parade has been canceled for the second year in a row, and organizers say it's because they were unable to raise enough money to cover all expenses.

Parade organizers say the festival has been hit hard by the economy, and they were unable to raise the $30,000 needed to pay for city park workers and police. Paradegoers who have atended for years say they are saddened by the news, and others wonder if the recent spike in violence in Yonkers is also keeping the parade from happening.

A scaled-down festival will still be held at the Nepperhan Community Center Saturday, instead of the two-day festival and parade originally planned.

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