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

3402 Farragut Road. Brooklyn NY 11210

Tel: 929-263-2556 Email:

May 25, 2016


 Contact: Kishore Senarine: Chair – Public Relations & Diaspora Engagement

Tel:  (917) 650-6105. Email:


Guyana Jubilee Week in New York Kicks Off June 4: State Dinner, Independence Parade Biggest Events

 NEW YORK: Guyana’s 50th Independence Celebration Committee (New York) has announced final plans for its one-week “Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC” from June 4 – 12, 2016 to commemorate Guyana’s 50thAnniversary of Independence in the New York Tri-State. This will be the largest celebration outside of Guyana.

 The celebration kicks off on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., with an Interfaith Service at the York College Performing Arts Theater, 94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Queens NY 11451. An inter-county cricket match at 9:30 a.m., at the Idiewild Park Springfield Blvd & 149th Ave., Rosedale, Queens will precede the Service. 

 A Symposium on Guyana’s Independence journey is planned for Sunday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m., at the York College Large Lecture Theater: 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd, Queens. On Monday, June 6, there is an Exhibition of Guyanese Art at 10:00 a.m., at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art: 591 Broad St, Newark, NJ.. A live Radio broadcast from the famous Sybil’s Restaurant at 13217 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, Queens, takes place onTuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m.

 Wednesday, June 8 is Guyanese Volunteer day. Guyanese Medical doctors, nurses and lawyers will provide free medical and legal services at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens & New Jersey. Locations are listed on the Committee’s website:  On Thursday, June 9, is the official Flag Raising Ceremony at Newark City Hall Square,  920 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102. This will be hosted by the Mayor of Newark, Hon. Ras Baraka.

 Friday, June 10 is “Invest Guyana” Business & Investment conference at 9:00 a.m., at the Harvard Club of New York: 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036. Speakers include: Guyana’s Ministers of Business, Finance, Natural Resources, Public Infrastructure, Tourism, Public Security, Social Cohesion and Agriculture. Saturday, June 11, is the President Cup Soccer tournament at the South Shore High School Park:  6565 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11236, (Corner of Ralph & Flatlands Avenues) at 10:00 a.m.

 The Black Tie, Red Carpet, official Jubilee State Dinner will also take place on Saturday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m., at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel & Towers: 811 7th Avenue & W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. Keynote Speaker is His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of Guyana.  Guyanese-American Actress, CCH Pounder, will be Mistress of ceremonies, while former Leader of the British House of Lords and current President of SOAS University of London, Baroness Valerie Amos and ten Ministers of the Government of Guyana will be guests of honor.  

 State Dinner tickets may be purchased on the Committee’s website at, or from the Committee or the Guyana Consulate in New York City by calling 929-263-2556 or 212-947-5115. Tickets requests can also be emailed to   

 The grand finale of Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC, the Independence Parade (Mashramani), is on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m., at the intersection of Church & Utica Avenues and will proceed west to Ralph Ave, turn south into Ralph Ave and ends at Ralph and Flatlands Avenues – a 3.3 miles route.

 A grand after-parade, Unity Concert will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at South Shore High School Park: 6565 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn NY 11236 (Corner of Ralph and Flatlands Avenue).

 The New York Jubilee Committee is asking all Guyanese to showcase the Guyana Flag during Guyana Jubilee NYC from June 4 – 12, 2016.
For more information of the New York Celebration visit:, or call 929-263-2556 or 212-947-5115.

 Sponsors of Guyana Jubilee NYC include; Eldorado Rum, Western Union, Municipal Credit Union, Jos-El Care Agency, 1199 SEIU, Heineken Beer, Caribbean Airlines, Rorima Airways, Dynamic Airways, Fly Jamaica Airways,  Bahal’s Custom Homes, Moet Hennessy, USA, Verdum Home Healthcare, Pam’s Bakery.

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