Big Apple crowds take to Q
The second annual Q In The Community’s eight-hour lime in New York –– held again at St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn yesterday Sunday, before Labour Day –– was an organizer’s promise well kept, received and appreciated.
In expanded space, a mammoth crowd enjoyed a wide selection of Bajan food, danced to ballroom music, performed karaoke songs, and by 6 p.m. patrons –– including persons from Barbados, Maryland, Florida, and elsewhere –– were overflowing three rows deep into the road.
The affair beamed live to Barbados around 6 p.m. also featured personal breaking news coverage, as AJA and many patrons exchanged pictures on Facebook throughout.
Several officials and dignitaries attended the event, including Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, Barbados’ Ambassador to the United Nations Tony Marshall, Consul General at New York Dr Donna Hunte-Cox, Consul John Blackman, Barbados’ Tourism Authority’s Petra Roach, former Consuls General Lennox Price and Jessica Odle-Berill and Zoro Drayton of The Drayton’s Two.
The event organized by St Gabriel’s Church, AJA (and others), and produced by John Lucas, was hosted by Archillus Weekes.