Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bronx Borough President and Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. Celebrate Garifuna Heritage

Here is a great photo from a recent celebration of Garifuna heritage. Congratulations to the Garifuna community that have settles in the Bronx.

Gregory
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On Friday, March 11, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. celebrated the proclamation of March 11th to April 12th, 2011 as Garifuna Heritage Month 2011, in observance of the 214th anniversary of the exile of the Garifuna people from St Vincent. New York City is home to the largest Black Caribs (Garifunas) population outside of Honduras in Central America, an estimated 200,000 live in the South Bronx, Brownsville, East New York of Brooklyn, and on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

4 comments:

Teofilo said...

Thanks for posting a photo and writing about the Bronx Proclamation of 2011 Garifuna Heritage Month in New York. It was historic and a sign of bigger and better things to come.

Teofilo Colon Jr
Founder, Publisher and Editor of http://www.Beinggarifuna.com

Teofilo said...

Thanks for posting a photo and writing about the Bronx Proclamation of 2011 Garifuna Heritage Month in New York, Gregory.

It was a small, intimate yet historic affair and a sign of bigger and better things to come.

Teofilo Colon Jr
Founder, Publisher and Editor of http://www.Beinggarifuna.com

Garifuna Coalition said...

Thanks for the posting about the Bronx Proclamation of 2011 Garifuna Heritage Month in New York. It was indeed a historic event. Jose Francisco Avila, President of the Garifuna Coalition www.garifunacoalition.org

Boogiedowner said...

Anytime. Please do keep sending any news items or events you want to promote.

Sincerely,
Gregory