Braata Productions will once again offer New Yorkers an exciting and colorful taste of a traditional Caribbean Christmas at their third annual Ole Time Grand Market Celebration at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center: 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, NY 11432 on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Gates open at 3:30 pm and the concert will begin at 4:00 pm.
Ole Time Grand Market – a daylong festival featuring music, food vendors and numerous activities for children and families, is a long standing Jamaican tradition. However, by including performers and participants from throughout the region, Braata has dramatically expanded the appeal and the audience for the event. This year’s Grand Market concert will feature an eclectic roster of popular acts including the award winning Braata Folk Singers, Todo En Uno Caribeño Parang Band, St. Lucian Cultural Organization, and D’Oro Evolution Dance Ensemble.
The festival will also feature a traditional Jonkanoo Parade and exhibit, patty and bun eating contests, Christmas family portrait taking, face painting, the popular Kiddies Christmas grab bag and health screenings by the Jamaica Nurses Group. Vendors participating in the event will be selling everything from food and craft items to toys and Christmas specialties.
Braata Productions is an arts organization based in New York serving the Caribbean American diaspora. Learn more about Braata Productions on their website: http://www.braataproductions.org.