CARIBBEAT: NBA great Patrick Ewing, Ja. prime minister set gala

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 04:08:24 PM. Jamaica-born, former NBA star Patrick Ewing is among the honorees of the black-tie Jamaica Independence Gala coming Saturday to Manhattan.
Jamaica-born Patrick Ewing — the Basketball Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks player who is now head coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team — is among the honorees of the black-tie Jamaica Independence Gala coming Saturday to the New York Hilton and Towers Hotel in Manhattan. Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness is also among the VIPs attending the event, a culmination of the official diaspora celebration of Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of independence. The event includes the presentation of the Nation Builder Award to former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga. The event — cocktails, dinner, an awards presentation and a silent auction — will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Celebrity hosts for the gala will be Estelle and actor-singer Leon with entertainment provided by Romain Virgo and the Unit Band, and Road International. Call the Jamaican Consulate at (212) 935-9000, ext. 8120 for tickets and information. This 2012 Keith Getter J’Ouvert photo of the Roy Pierre & Associates costume presentation "Harlequins & Pierrots" is part of the "Carnival in the City” exhibition at  Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, through Sept. 30. (Keith Getter (c) 2017) CARNIVAL DISPLAY AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO "Carnival in the City,” an exhibit focused on the history of costumes, traditions and arts and culture of Brooklyn’s internationally renowned West Indian Day Parade is on display at the Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in Queens,...Read more
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