2019 National Day Celebration


Join DARDA Sunday, November 10, 2019 for a cultural extravaganza in celebration of Dominica's 41st anniversary of independence!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

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


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

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The event 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,  


The evening was facilitated by MC Nigel Greaves and included traditional dances such as the Bèlè and Quadrille performed by "Know Your Culture Dance Group" accompanied by a Jing Ping Band.  Guests proudly showed off their cultural attire during the Parade of National Wear and DARDA crowned our very own Ms. Wob Dwiyet. "A Fu Awe Sounds" provided the music for the evening.


During the celebration, DARDA took time to acknowledge the overwhelming response to Hurricane Maria relief efforts,  which extended well beyond the Diaspora. DARDA collected $256,893 USD from individuals and organizations through various channels:

  • GoFundMe and Paypal - $167,465 USD

  • Mailed Directly to DARDA - $79,718 USD

  • Earmarked 2017 National Day Proceeds - $9,710 USD 

DARDA humbly gives thanks for all of the support it received, which we excitedly share with comrades on the island.

2018 National Day Celebration


On Sunday, November 11, 2018 DARDA celebrated Dominica's 40th anniversary of independence with a National Day Gala held at Eastwood Manor in the Bronx, NY.

ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION


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.