Gospel Fest to Kick Off New York City Activities Marking Saint Lucia’s 44th Anniversary of Independence

New York, NY (February 2, 2023) – The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York today released its program of Independence 44 activities. Organized in conjunction with the Brooklyn-based Saint House Foundation and several community organizations, these activities will run throughout the month of February.

This year’s festivities begin with the Independence Gospel Fest on Saturday, February 4. This annual event, which this year features performances by Emrand Henry, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Band, the National Youth Choir, and a host of other Saint Lucian gospel artists and groups, will be held at Waymark Ministries, 185 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, starting at 6:00 PM.

The calendar of activities includes the Independence Dialogue Tuesdays, a fashion show featuring Saint Lucia designer Chrystal Jonas-Clarke, a flag-raising ceremony, an Independence gala, a church service, the annual Independence Marketplace, the Young Saint Lucian Professionals Mixer, and the Saint Lucia Cultural Explosion. Further details of these and other events will be announced shortly. 

The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York encourages all Saint Lucians and friends of Saint Lucia in the tri-state area to participate in the planned activities.

For more details regarding Independence 44 activities, contact the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York at 212.697.9360, or sluconsulateny@govt.lc

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