It’s bigger than the jerk.
Thousands attended the seventh annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on July 23. The cultural gathering celebrating Jamaican culture is a staple of the borough for that many guests arrived before the noon event started, said the host of the festival and cook-off judge. Comment
There’s going to be jerk and more.
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival returns again this weekend to Roy Wilkins Park on July 23 from noon to 8 pm. The seventh annual food and music event celebrating Jamaican culture will feature all types of food, including the beloved jerk, and a cook off contest between Mayor DeBlasio and former Jamaica Miss World, Lisa Hanna. The two will be competing in the Celebrity Quick-Fire Challenge and the two-time winning mayor will defend his title against Hanna this Sunday. Comment
Curry on down to Canarsie!
A new food festival in Canarsie aims to showcase the wide variety of Caribbean cuisine, featuring culinary favorites from more than a dozen different islands. The organizer of the New York City Caribbean Food Festival, happening on July 15 at PacPlex, said that she wants the event to do away with stereotypes and preconceived notions of what the region’s cuisine is like. Comment
Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the end of Caribbean Heritage Month at Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 29. The indoor and outdoor festival turned the building’s vestibule and Columbus Park Plaza into a hub honoring Caribbean culture for a day-long event, featuring segments of island cuisine, a symposium and musical concert. Comment