Dominicans display culture at Labor Day Parade in New York

Section of the parade

Labor Day kicked off in New York City with Dominicans parading and dancing along Eastern Parkway, to Jing-Ping music in  cultural attire and flags flying high.

With cameras and the media racing for interviews and photos, the day was well spent embracing the vibrant and unique Dominican culture. Members of Know Your Culture dance group were on hand, sponsoring their own Jing-Ping band of talented Dominican men, musical instruments and some of  the cultural wear for revelers.

Amongst the group were Karifuna kids and Mrs. Ann Timothy, ladies in the Wob Dwiyet, and a sensay. With great effort from Know Your Culture’s CEO/founder, Sabina George-Mingo, Dominica’s Culture was exposed with great pride for all to see.

Giftus John was a photographer on hand, Anne Marie Clarke of Edominica Promotions and Dj Wadix displayed a banner promoting Dominica’s 15th annual World Creole Music Festival.

It is with great appreciation to all our revelers, sponsors and supporters, that Labor day 2011, was of great success.

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  1. Bribri.B
    September 9, 2011

    Wonderful to see Dominicans showing their true culture :)

  2. patriotic
    September 8, 2011

    anne marie a true patriotic dominican..keep it up marie see you for the fest..

  3. Athenia
    September 8, 2011

    good job Mingo, Keep it getting bigger and bigger I bet next year others wwill want to join and we shall have more sensay, some darkies and a few bois bois. Great job DA stand tall and be counted the ladies and men in National wear looking grest snd proud!!!


  4. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    We know better, let’s do better. WCMF coming up and signage in NY was poorly displayed. Miami Carnival next month. Please, please let’s make use of these events to showcase DA. Raise those banners for all to see.

  5. September 8, 2011

    Drag the banner but keep the flag up,show repect for the flag and nation at all times

  6. blast me
    September 8, 2011

    good for thoese who represented. but my labor day highlight was in Larry’s backyard; the breakfast on sunday morning was nice, good food nice soft entertainment; doubble L did his thing as good a one man performer as he is;even some suprise performances that morning.the nite was tight, doubble L gave a nice gig befor there was a crowd; then freemix had a good session;Larry and his band; then WCK blaze up the place,the jam was so hot even the soundman over heat,raising the volume on the speakers catching three speakers on fire;it was fire in the speakers in larry’sbackyard. who was there will tell’s gonna be bigger next year.E 40th.between synder and church.

  7. dominican canadian
    September 8, 2011

    this is so beautiful proud of my beautiful flag keep it up guys

  8. Outsider
    September 8, 2011

    Barbara Dailey play no role, as you can see Know Your Culture group and other D/can made this happen. Know Your Culture great job.

  9. Lawless
    September 8, 2011

    Yeah this is nice but I done with Labour Day. Nuff shoot up in the parades and for what? Black people and their senseless violence. Every day I ask – when will it end?

  10. Rocks
    September 8, 2011

    Great work

  11. Goat mout
    September 8, 2011

    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Hats Off for the men. Hats On for the woomen. Just makes me proud to be Dominican. Hope it was peaceful to the end. Love you lot.

  12. PET
    September 8, 2011


  13. Tres Bon
    September 8, 2011

    Where is our Star SOUR SOUR,he shpuld have been there.

  14. DA
    September 8, 2011

    Lovely pic…everyone looks great. Great job folks. I am wondering what role Barbara Dailey played in organising this event from our NY office?

    • sue
      September 8, 2011


  15. September 8, 2011

    i love that i am proud of my country 365 rivers

    • oops
      September 8, 2011

      365 what??? rivets :lol:

  16. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    great tosee my flag displayed on foreign soil!!!!

  17. justice
    September 8, 2011

    Beautiful pic. Love how we show of our culture no matter where we are. Shows we are a proud people. Definitely the photo of the day for me.

    • Fairplay
      September 8, 2011

      but they should not return to vote???

      • DA2DABONE
        September 8, 2011

        always got to be politics ehh?

      • oops
        September 8, 2011

        for what??? :mrgreen:

      • joe
        September 8, 2011

        you are right .we do not live there we should not have a say in who should or should not rule .we should have other ways of supporting

      • justice
        September 8, 2011

        I don’t understand you fair play..I am talking about love of country and culture..NOT POLITICS…wether is labor or workers in power i will still be overseas dancing belle. So if you got nothing good to say bought the photo it self..say NOTHING AT ALL.

  18. Newtown
    September 8, 2011

    Great Pic.

  19. dominican woman
    September 8, 2011

    i am all shivers! gosh, thumbs up to the organizers, keep on marketing and proudly showcasing our culture!

  20. Ras Mo
    September 8, 2011

    Hats of the those who contributed to thos effort. Organized Dominican presence in the Labor Day Parade is always an uplifting experience.

  21. ineedfree
    September 8, 2011

    yes, keep the men in front. Impressing

  22. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    very very very nice wish i was there in sensay

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