Guyana’s 51st Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York)

3402 Farragut Road. Brooklyn NY 11210

Tel: 929-263-2556 Email:


Janice Hall, Co-Chair, Public Relations & Diaspora Engagement
Tel: (201) 232-8577. Email:

NEW YORK: Guyana’s President, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, will be the Grand Marshall of the 2016 Guyanese American Unity Parade and Mashramani in New York City on June 12, 2016. The President will also address a Unity Rally at the end of the parade, to conclude “Guyana Jubilee Week” in New York. 

This will be President Granger’s first address to Guyanese nationals in New York since his election to the presidency in May 2015.

 Several celebrities of Guyanese heritage; including actors, singers, professional basketball, soccer and football players will also march in the parade.   

 The parade, the second annual Guyanese American parade in Brooklyn, and will commemorate the historic 50 years of Independence of the Republic of Guyana. Guyana gained independence from Great Britain on May 26, 1966.

 The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) and Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York) are sponsors of the carnival-styled parade, called Mashramani, an Amerindian word for community celebration.  It will start on Church Avenue at Bedford, proceed east to Ralph Avenue, south on Ralph Avenue to Flatlands Avenue and West into South Shore High School Park.  Here President Granger will address the Unity Rally.

 The 50th Independence Committee, together with the Guyana Consulate and United Nations Mission, has planned a spectacular Golden Jubilee celebration for the New York metropolitan region from June 4 – 12, 2016. The week is designated “Guyana Jubilee Week” with the theme: “Reflect Our Journey: Forging Unity and Embracing Modernity.” 

 President Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other officials of the government of Guyana, as well as US federal, state and local officials will be guests of honor at various “Jubilee Week” celebration events.

Guyanese nationals throughout the US are being mobilized to participate in the celebrations. Nationals are invited to participate in the costume bands parade or in their hometown section to help display Guyana’s rich cultural splendor.    

For more information visit  or contact the following committee members:  


  1. Registration of costume bands, floats and sections – Sharmin Prince: Tel: 718- 506-8255. Email:
  1. Costume bands and floats Coordinator – Brenda Hooper-Marshall: Tel: 718- 510-3610. Email:
  1. Sections & Music Trucks Coordinator – Sean London: Tel: 347- 414-3581. Email:
  1. Queens Coordinators – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine: Tel: 718-501-3189. Email: Jack Bharrat: Tel: 718- 807-5200.  Email: James Ricjmond. Tel: 718- 807-8491.
  1. Coordinator for Entertainment Promoters – Jason Waldron: Tel: 347- 667-9369. Email:
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