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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dads, Kids Gear Up For Real Dads Network Events Across New York City

Real Dads, Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads at the 2014 Daddy Daughter Dance singing to their daughters.

New York City, NY — Real Dads throughout the New York City tri-state area will join hundreds of their peers across New York City to celebrate the eighth annual Real Dads Week of events from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, June 13, 2015. The events are free and open to the public, excluding the Daddy Daughter Dance. Registration is required for all events.

In preparation for Father’s Day, Real Dads Network expects hundreds of men, children and women of all ages to celebrate and honor Black dads who are both exemplary role models and community leaders. The events will incorporate social, cultural, and intellectual activities and a networking meeting. Women are highly encouraged to participate along with the fathers to serve as support systems.

The events include a Black fathers and family picnic on Saturday, June 6th @ Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica, NY, a Father & Son Day at P.S. 47 in the Bronx on June 6th, an After-Work Mixer and Networking on Wednesday, June 10th in Brooklyn, a Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 11th at Medgar Evers College, and the 8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, June 13 at The Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, NYC. Cost: $110 for dad & daughter, $45 for each additional child. Real Dad Members receive 10% discount. (Schedule Attached)

The money raised by the Daddy Daughter Dance helps Real Dads Network run the Real Dads Clubs around the city, and to support the organization throughout the year. This dance is supported by Fathers Incorporated. The media sponsor is Radio 103.9FM.

“I had an amazing time at the Daddy and Daughter’s dance. It has been a blessing. This is something really special and I hope to continue to play a part,” said Allan Houston, Former New York Knicks Player.

Real Dads Network is asking all those who believe that involved fathers should be celebrated, to join in as they bring Real Dads together for a week of positive enjoyment and recognition for the important role they play. Children who grow up without an involved father are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior (National Fatherhood Initiative).

For media inquiries contact Keith Honeywell, keith.realdadsnetwork@gmail.com or (212) 875-7725. For more event information, registration and tickets visit www.RealDadsNetwork.org.


About Real Dads Network
Real Dads Network (RDN) is an organization committed to strengthening the institution of the Black family by promoting positive images of Black fathers in the media, as well as providing men with resources and support designed to encourage them to be more actively involved in the parenting process. RDN believes that children flourish developmentally and in attainment of life opportunities, when both parents are actively involved in their parenting, regardless of the marital or living circumstances.


Keith L. Honeywell