On Saturday, June 10th, the 3rd Annual Caribbean Heritage Festival was held at Canarsie Park to promote cultural awareness and the celebration of many Caribbean countries in one location. Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to listen to great music, eat good food and learn about the many customs that makes each country unique.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries stopped by to offer well wishes, and Assemblywoman Jaime Williams proudly introduced some of the attendees who were recognized for some amazing projects, including Anaya Lee Willabus who received a proclamation from the NYS Assembly for authoring four chapter books by the age of 13. Two students, Malcolm Parris, a graduate of South Shore High School, and Paolo Trani, who attends Kingsborough Community College, were presented with a $1,400 scholarship. Amaoko Bauchie also received a monetary award for his amazing artwork.
In addition to Jeffries and Williams, the event was also hosted by State Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman in coordination with Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas, Councilwomen Mercedes Narcisse and Farah Louis, District Leader Frank Seddio and CB18 District Manager Sue Ann Partnow.