A ‘Q’ time in New York

Q IN THE COMMUNITY NY has become a pre-Labour Day Sunday afternoon celebration staple of Barbados’ culture and a big hit with Bajan New Yorkers.

Good old Bajan fishcakes on sale.
Good old Bajan fishcakes on sale.

When the extremely popular community event put on by Q100.7 FM pitched tent at its New York home – the St Gabriel’s’ Episcopal Church, in Brooklyn, last Sunday, the entrance on Hawthorne street was blocked for security reasons. Food and other vendors were repositioned on to the street.

All decked out in national colours.
All decked out in national colours.

Scores of Bajans mingled in the church yard, enjoyed the presentations offered by the Q team of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in the church hall downstairs or simply mixed on the pavement outside the church.

A massive turnout.
A massive turnout.

The eight hour long affair – hosted by the church and assisted by members of the Friends of DLP Barbados – again, attracted Barbadians and nationals of the wider Caribbean community in the USA.

Archillus Weekes (second left) posing with well-wishers.
Archillus Weekes (second left) posing with well-wishers.

Among those in attendance were Tony Marshall, Ambassador to the United Nations; Dr Donna Hunte-Cox, Consul General at New York (who brought greetings and spoke about the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations); Barbados Labour Party parliamentarians Dale Marshall and Dwight Sutherland, and 88-year-old Mildred Forde, a staunch supporter of Q. (WE)

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