Grace Ministries

Organizer

Grace Ministries
Phone
(917) 673-5073
Email
maurissa@grace4today.org
Website
http://www.grace4today.org
Grace Ministries

Location

Grace Ministries
95-16 101st Avenue, Ozone Park, NY 11416, USA
Category

Next Event

  • Reach 2019
  • Date
    Aug 31 2019
  • Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Date

Jun 07 2018

Time

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Labels

Community Festival

Anniversary Day / Grace Kids

Anniversary Day – only at Grace Kids! Join us for this exciting kids event!

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A Brief History of Anniversary Day

·  April 8, 1816: The Brooklyn Sunday School Union is organized

·  1829: Rally Day parades are first held in Brooklyn

·  1861: NY State Legislature authorizes Anniversary Day as a school holiday in Brooklyn to celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the Sunday School Union parades (tens of thousands of children march in parades annually)

·  1958: Name changed to Brooklyn-Queens Day because of the number of families who have moved from Brooklyn to Queens·

-1959: NY State Legislature (with advocacy by the Queens Federation of Churches) passes the law authorizing Brooklyn and Queens public schools to remain closed on Anniversary Day
1970’s-2005:  Influenced by changing cultural, family & church dynamics,  Anniversary Day atrophies as a viable city-impacitng celebration

·  2005: United Federation of Teachers negotiates the day off for all NYC students

·  2006 forward: Students in all 5 boroughs get Anniversary Day off from school while teachers are in school as a “development day”.

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