Date(s) - 08/08/2017
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Playstead
Jamaica 55 Reggae Night in the Park is hosted by Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Playhouse in the Park summer music series by Franklin Park Coalition and to be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Two top local reggae bands will be featured at this picnic style community celebration of Jamaican music and culture. Reggae Night in the Park will take place at the Playstead Parkstand in Franklin Park. Bring your blanket and snacks for an outdoor picnic. This event is FREE, however, we ask for an RSVP to stay connected to our activities celebrating Jamaica’s 55th Independence at https://jamaica55reggaenight.eventbrite.com
The country of Jamaica will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its independence on August 6, 2017. To commemorate this achievement, Celebrate Jamaica, Inc., in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora in Massachusetts, Boston JUMP, COJO, Jamaica Associates, and JCDS, is hosting a series of events to showcase Jamaica’s history and rich culture. These events will take place from July 15, 2017- August 12, 2017. Proceeds from the Jamaica 55 Boston celebration events will support domestic violence prevention initiatives and women’s shelters in Jamaica.
Jamaica National Day (Independence Day) was first celebrated on August 6, 1962 by raising the National Flag which signified the birth of the nation. This auspicious occasion is celebrated every year in Jamaica and the 6th day of August is a national holiday in Jamaica. Jamaicans have played an integral part in the development of American politics, music, acting, sports and culture and cuisine.