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Freddy Fills Dixwell With Drums, Dance, Pride.

New Haven Independent: Article written by ABIBA BIAO | Jun 3, 2024 12:41 pm. Click images to read the article.

Dixwell Avenue burst to life in the Sunday afternoon heat as nearly 80 marching units, drill teams, bands and businesses joined politicians and city representatives for two hours of music, dancing and remembering neighborhood roots.

That was the scene Sunday from Bassett to Foote Street for this year’s Freddy Fixer Parade, one of New Haven’s premier Black cultural events that started decades ago as part of an effort to clean up and beautify Dixwell — a goal that has remained a central part of the annual event’s mission.

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