Consulate General of Jamaica Independence – 57- Schedule of Events

Author  Cheryl Wynter

SOUTH FLORIDA

August 1 Caribbean Emancipation Day – (5:30 pm)Church of Atonement 4401 W. Oakland Park Blvd, L-Lakes 33313   

August 2: Celebrate Jamaica Independence Session with Fab 5 at Temple Beth Emet Center,

 4807 S. Flamingo Rd. Cooper City  - (305-794-8782 or 561-333-8853)

Jump off to Jamaica’s Independence Weekend“Life After Work” (LAW)5 pm-midnite

 I.T. Boat Dock, 901 NE 3rd Street, Dania Beach,     (305-623-5078)

August 3: Family Fun In the Sun Fair – (10 am – 6 pm) Florida City

Loren Roberts Park, 627 NW 6th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034

Contact: 786-863-1843 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                               

Jamaica Celebrates Independence – OLD TIME STREET DANCE (3 pm – midnite)

The Warehouse,3500 NW 15th Str., Lauderhill, 33311 (DJ Mark Swaby)

Contact: 754-204-6443 / 954-608-7973 / 954-849-0056                           

Jamaica Independence Celebrations – (6 p.m - 10 p.m.)  Free Admission

 Shirley Bianca Park, 6900 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar, Family Entertainment

 Hosted by Mayor Wayne Messam.

Jamaica Independence Gala and Awards (7:00 pm )hosted by (JURA), Signature Grand,  Davie, Special guest: Hon. Christopher Tufton,   Minister of Health.  www.jurainc.org

August 4: Official Independence Thanksgiving Church Service, (4:00 pm) The Faith                                                 

Center, 5555 NW 95th Avenue, FL 33351.Hosted by the Consulate Generalof   

Jamaica. Contact:  305-374-8431 or www.jamaiacgmiami.org

 Independence Service Grace Episcopal Church(10:00 am)

 3600 N. Australian Avenue, WestPalm Beach, FL  33407 Contact: 561-845-6060

Caribbean Independence Celebration Service, First United Methodist Church, 260 SW   

Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 4:00 p.m. (954-806-7360)

Flag Raising & Independence Celebration(12 noon – 10 p.m.)

 Lauderhill Sports Park  Lauderhill, FL7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. (954-336-6223) 

Jamaica 57 Independence Street Festival (3 pm -10 pm) Free Admission

Beauty & Progress Park (64th Avenue & Miramar Pkwy)www.miramarfl.gov      

August 7: Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer  - (4:00 p.m)

 Davie Community Worship Center, 4140 SW 54 Avenue, Davie, FL  33314

Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer    (7:00 pm)

Christway Baptist Church - 3500 South Douglas Road,Miramar, FL. 33025

August 17: Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza (7 pm – 10 pm) Lauderdale Lakes Educational & Cultural Center, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes  (Free admission)

CENTRAL FLORIDA

July 27: Jamaica Pre-Independence Session (FAB FIVE)  9 p.m.

Tampa Letter Carriers Hall 3003 Cypress Str. Tampa33609

Contact:  813-505-6663 or 813-965-5475

August 4: Independence Church Service – North Orlando Seventh Day Adventist Church

4525 N. Hiawassee Rd. FL 32818   (4:00 p.m.)

Hosted by Jamaica American Association of Central FLA.

August 10: Independence Gala, 7:pm.,Jamaican/American Association of Central Florida at the

Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.  (www.jaaocf.com)        

ATLANTA

August 4:  Ecumenical  Service of Thanksgiving (5 p.m.)

 St. Timothy United Methodist Church,   5365 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain

 Hosted by Honorary Consul for JA and JA community associations & businesses

August 10: Annual Independence Gala& Scholarship Awards –Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel

 Cocktail Reception – (6:00 pm) www.atlantajamaicanassociation.org                                                    

HOUSTON

July 26: Jamaica Foundation of Houston Community Forum & Investment Series

Presenters:  Consul General Mair and Vivion Scully, JAMPRO.                       

July 27: Annual Independence Gala, Jamaica Foundation of Houston, Red Oak Ballroom,                                           

CityCenter, Houston, (7:pm)  Consul General R. Oliver Mair, Keynote  Speaker                                                

Contact: 291-241-9929     or www.jamaicafoundationhouston.org

August 4:   Ecumenical Independence Church Service Windsor Village Church, Houston,

Texas (9:50 am)   www.jamaicafoundationhouston.org

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