Diaspora Celebrates Jamaica’s Independence With Slew of Events

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PHOTO: Jamaicans blowing vuvuzelas during the country's 50th Independence celebrations at National Stadium. (photo via Flickr/GovernmentZA)

The Jamaican Consulate in Miami has announced several events to commemorate Jamaica’s 59th Independence on August 6, 2021. This year’s Independence anniversary is being celebrated under the theme “stronger together”.

Below is the list of events happening throughout the Jamaican diaspora in the United States.

South Florida

July 30: Opening Reception of Art Exhibition “Aaah-Inspiring Antarctica: A Jamaican Ice”

6:30 p.m. Island Space Caribbean Museum 8000 W Broward Blvd #422, Plantation (hosted by Judith Falloon Reid)

July 31: “An Evening with Julian Marley” hosted by The Rhythm Foundation and Diaspora Vibes

8:00 p.m. Cultural Arts Incubator, Hollywood Arts Park, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL

August 1: JAMAICA 59 – ECUMENICAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

4:00 p.m. Hosted by Consulate staff – saluting the 58th anniversary through prayer and worship Cooper City Church of God, 9191 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL 33328

Online:  Consulate General of Jamaica Miami, (FB page)

4:00 p.m. Caribbean Independence Service – First United Methodist Church, 260 S Prima Vista Blvd, Pt St. Lucie, FL  34983

3 – 11 p.m. Miramar celebrates Jamaica Independence Day Fete

hosted by Commissioner Alexandra Davis, Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy, FL

August 4: 6 – 7 pm Miramar Mayor Messam hosts Jamaica Emancipendence -Live Conversation

with panelists Oliver Samuels/Etana/Charles Smart (markphi creations) City of Miramar/FB

August 5: 6 – 9 pm ‘AN EVENING WITH BASIL WATSON’ Artist Reception & Discussion

Under Patronage of JA Consul General Oliver Mair and T&T Consul General Andria Narinesigh

Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, Hosted by Comm. Alexandra Davis & Hampton Art Lovers

August 6: 6 – 10 pm Jamaica Emancipendence Celebration hosted by Mayor Wayne Messam

Miramar Regional Amphitheater, 16801 Miramar Pkwy. (FREE)

August 7: 12 noon – 10 pm   JA Independence Celebrations hosted by Island Jammin’

Guest artiste – Pluto Shervington  (Family Fun Day), 870 SE 145 Street. Summerfield, Ocala, FL 34491

   Ticket info (954-200-3050/352-875-0224/352-812-2021

3 – 7 p.m. Reggae Summer Splash hosted by Miami Gardens Councilwoman, Shannan Ighodaro

At Bunche Park., Miami Gardens, Jamaicans in the Diaspora to be honored.

5:30 p.m. Annual Jamaica Flag Day Celebration – Under Patronage of Consul General Mair

Lauderhill Sports Complex, 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

 

1:00 p.m. JAMAICA DIASPORA DAY OF PRAYER (JDOP)

The week will culminate with Diaspora community participating in JDOP conducted by Jamaican faith-based leaders with donations to benefit Jamaican home-grown charities.

August 8: JOIN THE LINE Jamaica Independence Motorcade,

2:00 p.m. Consul General Oliver Mair in collaboration with Global Diaspora Council Rep., So USA, Dr. Allan Cunningham

Meet at The Garden (4340 State Rd 7, Lauderdale Lakes), Travel south to Lallo’s Restaurant (1400 State Road 7, Lauderhill)

 

Houston, TX

 

July 31: Jamaica Foundation of Houston hosts Virtual Jamaica Independence Celebration

7:00 p.m. CG Mair and Honorary Consul to deliver messages/Entertainment by guest artists

Atlanta, GA

August 1: Annual Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving (Virtual)

4:00 p.m. hosted by Hon. Consul for Jamaica Atlanta and Partners of GA

 

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