KIANTE THE SNEAKER MANN PRESENTS BACK 2 SCHOOL FASHION BLOCK PARTY
@ SOLEFOOD NYC
“Encouraging Kids to Lead Healthier Lifestyles while Reaching for Success"
New York, NY – Sneaker maven Kiante “The Sneaker Mann” Young is organizing the Kiante The Sneaker Mann’s Back 2 School Fashion Block Party on August 1st on Lispenard Street (btw Church Street and Broadway) in TriBeCa. Taking place from 12pm – 6pm, parents and teens will be introduced to whats new for back to school. Sponsored by The Source Magazine, attendees will be treated to a fashion show, live paintings honoring Michael Jackson and tons of giveaways from companies like Sprite Green, Foot Locker, Wise Popcorn and others.
Kiante The Sneaker Mann is one of America's foremost fashion and sneaker experts. He showcases the latest footwear trends on news shows across the USA. From athletic sneakers to fashion forward sneakers, Kiante knows his kicks. To date, he has appeared in well over 170 news segments across America in cities like NY, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit, DC, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, Hawaii, San Diego, Charlotte, Austin, Miami and many more. Aside from all that, he is an award-winning entrepreneur as well as a former Coca-Cola Ambassador. The Sneaker Mann is a recipient of the OppenheimerFunds Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his ambitious nature of giving back.
Touching so many lives with his music, Michael Jackson showed the world how to love. In honor of all that he has done, several artist will be painting MJ on canvases live. Sponsored by custom art and sneaker boutique Solefood NYC, artists painting live includes
Styled by The Source Magazine’s Rohn Padmore and OJ Williams, the fashion show will begin at 1pm and will showcase Fall fashions from Forever 21, Akademiks, Sabit, B. DES, Pastry, Adidas, Baby Phat/Phat Farm and many more. When asked why he is doing this event, Kiante states, “I have always worked hard to succeed and hoped that through my success, others can be inspired. With so many negative in our lives (like the ecomony) why not have one day of where people can have a good time for free.”
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Re Cap of the SOLE FOOD NYC Block Party Aug. 1. 2009
What a day... I was thrilled to be apart of the SoleFood family and this crazy cool event that was held this Saturday August 1, 2009. Wesly and I saw alot of people crowding the main entrance of the store, and as the break dancers finished their presentation, (my older brother leading the pack), and THE SOURCE MAGAZINE, and all of its crew mingled amongst the crowd. A very short moment saying my "hello's" and prepping my station where I would paint, I then got the OK from the SOLEFOOD management as to start painting. I confess.... I TOTALLY forgot that all the artist was to paint a MICHAEL JACKSON painting as a tribute to his memorable personality and influential music. I was also luck to have a cool art friend, by the name Danielle Mastrion, who also was featured in the event, who shared one of her images with me of M.J. Nina Norwood also showed up not only for support, but also Paint with us all and Rock a Michael Jackson painting as well, and did Andre Trenier, Izzy, and another dude that wasn't so social. But I forgive him.... not all days are colorful as others.