2017 National Day Celebration

Join DARDA Sunday, November 12, 2017 for a cultural extravaganza in celebration of Dominica's 39th anniversary of independence!

Enjoy live entertainment including traditional Dominican dances, music, dancing, buffet lunch, Dominican souvenirs on sale, door prizes and much more.  See flyer for additional information.


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Saturday, November 11, 2017.

  • Commonwealth of Dominica National Anthem (Instrumental)0:48


CLICK HERE to see more photos and videos from DARDA's 2015 National Day Gala as well as other past National Day Celebrations!

The evening was truly a cultural celebration filled with food, laughter, music, and dancing.  The agenda included a welcome by DARDA President Lorna McIntyre Phillips followed by remarks from Her Excellency Loreen Bannis-Roberts, Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations,  Guests were also treated to memories of Dominica by Master of Ceremonies Ron Deschamps and tunes by DJ Ron Blanc of A Fu Awe Sounds.

Entertainment included a harmonica rendition of traditional folk songs performed by John Henry and traditional dances performed by Know Your Culture Dance Group under the leadership of Sabeniah George Mingo.  Souvenirs were available for guests to enjoy including homemade tablet and coconut cheese.  Lastly, small gifts were laid out on each table for each guest as a token of DARDA's appreciation.

DARDA truly appreciates the ongoing support of our friends, family and special patrons.  We hope everyone present enjoyed themselves and look forward to our 2017 celebration, which will be an even bigger celebration of our culture, heritage and pride! 

2016 National Day Celebration

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 DARDA celebrated Dominica's 38th anniversary of independence with a National Day Gala held at Eastwood Manor in the Bronx, NY.


Preserving our heritage

One of DARDA's main objectives is the preservation of Dominica's rich cultural heritage here in America.

The National Day Celebration is planned so that parents, children, family and friends can come together in a great cultural experience to enjoy music, traditional dances, stories and our national dress.  This celebration helps to promote a greater understanding of Dominica's rich heritage.  Proceeds benefit various needy causes in Dominica.