New York, New York -Unique Weddings & Tours (UW&T), supported by The Jamaica Tourist Board will be hosting a most exciting and scintillating cultural event, Taste Bits of Jamaica – a unique and intimate showcase of Jamaica’s culture inclusive of her food, fashion, music and art to be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Brooklyn Commons (Rooftop), 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Now in its fifth year the annual staging of this rich Jamaican cultural experience is designed to cement Destination Jamaica in the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, particularly Brooklynites.
The event’s central theme (Taste Bits of Jamaica) is but a microcosm of the island’s rich culture through which the organizers aim to wow residents of the "New Brooklyn" who are young, upwardly mobile and multi-cultural in their outlook. According to Kim Morrison, conceptualizer and promoter of the event, “New York City is known as the ‘melting pot’ of many cultures and people. The borough of Brooklyn is the most diverse and accessible and boasts a large multi-ethnic population, especially in the surrounding Prospect/Lefferts Gardens, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Greene and Williamsburg neighborhoods. Brooklynites will be thrilled to experience the island’s rich offerings right in their backyard.” She hopes the event will further entice them to explore more of what Jamaica has to offer both in the Diaspora and through visits to the island in the near future. To achieve this they have gone above and beyond to present a showcase featuring local businesses as well as travel deals and information from various resorts and attractions across Jamaica.
Patrons can expect to enjoy samples of the island’s renowned cuisine, including jerk chicken and pork, pickled mackerel, escovitch fish, sautéed spicy herring, bammy and breadfruit. Popular beverages such as Sorrel, Ginger beer, and Rum punch, will be available to wash it all down. They will be able to top it all off with sweet treats such as Rum Cake, Potato Pudding, Gizzadas, Grater Cake and Coconut Drops. Entertainment will be provided by the Skamatixx Band who will perform a repertoire of Jamaica’s musical Journey from Mento to Reggae.
The Commons’ (double deck) roof (with a capacity of 400 guests) is ideal for such a showcase with its landmark status and positioning in the heart of Brooklyn; New York City’s most populous and diverse borough. In abiding by current Covid protocols UW&T is targeting 220 guests (occupying upper and lower decks).
Taste Bits of Jamaica is emerging from a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. “We know many of our customers are yearning for home and this is their respite for now. It is an opportunity for us to thank them for 32 years of loyal support which has enabled us to survive against the odds” said Ms. Morrison. The event will be streamed live on www.bklyncommons.com.
Sponsors include; Jamaica Tourist Board, Western Union, Grace Foods USA, Club Kingston, Club Mobay, Brooklyn Commons, Jammins Productions, Trendy Tripping, Villa Gilgal, Villa Dora Mae, Knutsford Express, Five Star Watersports, Johnny Cakes, Bartenura, Flowers by AB, Tasty Delicious, and Anoz Spa.
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Unique Weddings & Tours is a boutique agency with 30 years of experience, specializing in destination group travel, weddings, and customized celebrations. Their niche destinations are the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Bermuda, the islands of the Bahamas. They also offer full travel packages to other destinations such as Hawaii, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America for vacations, customized group trips, weddings or honeymoons. Their goal is to tailor the perfect package to suit your budget, making the experience most memorable for everyone.