Five Dominicans, who reside in the United States of America and Canada, will be honoured during the National Caribbean American Heritage Month gala celebration. They are among eight “outstanding people” of Caribbean heritage who will be honoured by New York City Council Member Andy King, and other elected officials, on Saturday June 3rd at 2 pm, at the Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library–Stephen A Schwarzman Building, at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street Manhattan.
A press release issued by Stephannia Cleaton, Communications Director for NYC Council Member Andy King on Tuesday 30th May 2017, indicates that the gala celebration will kick off National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
Honourees of Dominican heritage, who will be awarded for their outstanding contribution to their community and country, are Gabriel J. Christian, Esq; Dr Irving W. André, Superior Court of Justice, Canada; Crispin Gregoire, UNDP Chief of the Caribbean Strategic Monitoring and Support Unit of the Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean; Dr. Clayton A Shillingford, former president of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS); and Loreen Bannis-Roberts, Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
The other honourees are New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Henry A Garrido, DC 37, Executive Director; and Ambassador Curtis Ward, former ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations.
Well-renown Dominican Opera and Jazz singer, Marie-Claire Giraud, will be performing, and there will be a book signing by Dr Irving André.
Here is New York City Council Member Andy King in his own words, in an Interview with Q95fm Radio, yesterday Tuesday 30th June.
The ‘Our Caribbean Heritage Celebration” is held in celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month & will feature a red carpet arrival and awards presentation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Ava Frampton at (718) 684-5511 or email email@example.com.
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