jamaica 55 events

Thanksgiving Church Service


Celebrate Jamaica's 55th year of independence in Thanksgiving and a Flag Raising Ceremony at one of the most beautiful churches in New York City

Date: Sunday, August 6th

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan, NY 10027 

Host Pastor: Reverend Bertram Johnson

Guest Preacher: Reverend Canon Audley Donaldson

Officiant: Bishop Dr. Cecil G. Riley

For further details contact: (212) 935 9000 ext. 8121

Independence Gala


Join fellow Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica as we celebrate our homeland's 55th year of independence. We invite you to meet our special invited guests, honorees and enjoy the wonderful entertainment.

Guest of Honor

Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP

Prime Minister of Jamaica

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cocktail Reception:  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dinner, Awards & Dancing: 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Venue:  The Grand Ballroom, New York Hilton, 1335 6th Avenue, New York, New York 10019 

Cost: $250 per person 

Entertainment: Romain Virgo & The Unit Band 

Likkle Big Band & Road International

Hosted by: Estelle, Artist & Leon, Actor/Singer

Black Tie Required

Dine Jamaican Week


Show your support for the Jamaican culture as we celebrate through our love of Jamaican cuisine during our first annual DINE JAMAICAN Week. More details to follow.

Date: September 2 - 9, 2017

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Film Festival


Gather with fellow Jamaicans to view some of Jamaica's most iconic films, to be hosted in various boroughs of New York City.

Date: October 2017

Jamaica Business Forum


Details to Follow.

Date: October 3, 2017

Coming soon: Event


Details to Follow.


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