Thursday, June 4, 2015

2015 South Florida Bahamas Independence Celebrations

The Bahamas Independence committee spearheaded by Bahamas Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey, is comprised of a selection of staff members of The Bahamas Consulate, The Bahamas Tourist Office, Bahamasair and local Bahamians in the South Florida community representing the leadership of churches, businesses and organizations. 

“Grand Bahama Youth Chorale” Featured Event for S. FL Bahamas Independence Celebrations

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, June 3, 2015 – The Grand Bahama Youth Chorale, will be the featured performers at a special 2015 Bahamas Independence Celebration Concert, July 16th at the Lehman Theatre, Miami Dade College, North Campus.  The Bahamas Consulate General, Florida, is hosting the event.

The Concert is expected to be a highlight of the South Florida celebrations of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas 42nd Anniversary of Independence.   Guests in attendance will include members of Florida’s Consular Corps as well as South Florida’s key influencers in the political and business arenas with Bahamians and friends of The Bahamas from all walks of life.

Deputy Consul General for The islands Of The Bahamas, Sandra Carey, is once again spearheading the committee of Bahamian leaders in the South Florida area who are organizing local events in celebration of the country’s July 10th, anniversary of Independence.  The group includes a selection of Florida based staff members of the Consulate, The Bahamas Tourist Office, and Bahamasair, along with local Bahamian leaders of churches, businesses and organizations in South Florida.

The Bahamas Independence Anniversary is during the month of July, however, Bahamians based in South Florida will get to jump start the celebrations, jumping to the music of Junkanoo on weekends in the month of June.  Each Friday night in June, a Junkanoo band is set to perform at a local Bahamian Restaurant providing S. Florida Bahamians an opportunity to enjoy multiple facets of their culture, in the food, the music and art.

Once again, the National Association of Bahamians (NAB) will host their Annual Scholarship Fundraising Ball as a part of the celebratory events.  This year’s black tie event will take place on August 1st at the Miami Springs Country Club.

Below is a listing of the events and for further information contact The Bahamas Consulate, Miami Florida, 305-373-6295.

June 5, 19                                Junkanoo In June Bahamian Connection Restaurant
                                        4400 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, Fl 33127
                                        7:00pm - Until

June 12th, 26th                        Junkanoo In June: Conch Heaven Restaurant
                                        11275 NW 27th Avenue Miami, Fl 33167
                                        7:00pm - Until

July 5th                                The Bahamas Independence Ecumenical Service,
                                        St Matthew’s Episcopal Church
                                        404 SW 3rd Street, Delray Beach, Fl 33444
                                        10:30 am

July 11th                                The City of West Park Goombay Family Fun Day
                                        McTyre Park & Recreations
                                        3501 SW 56th Avenue West Park, Fl 33023

July 17th                                 The Bahamas Tourism/Consulate General, Miami
                                        Independence Golf Tournament
                                        Bonaventure Golf  & Country Club

July 16th         The Bahamas Consulate General, Miami,
Independence Concert
                                        Featuring the “Grand Bahama Youth Chorale”
                                        The Lehman Theatre
Miami Dade College, North Campus
                                        11380 N.W. 27th Avenue, Miami FL 33167

July 19th         The Bahamas Consulate General
Independence Ecumenical Service
                                        St Agnes Episcopal Church
                                        1750 NW 3rd Ave Miami, Fl 33136

July 26th                                 The Bahamas Consulate General, Miami
                                        Annual Family & Friends Picnic
                                        Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
                                        4020 Virginia Beach Dr. Miami Fl 33149
                                        12:00 noon - 6:00pm

August 1st                                National Association of Bahamians Black Tie Gala
                                        Miami Springs Country Club
                                        650 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs, Fl 33166
                                        7:30 pm


Media Contact:                      
Jeannie Gibson
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism      
(954) 236-9292