Introduction of 2014 MISS GARIFUNA USA Cultural Pageant Contestants To The Public To Take Place on SATURDAY March 1st 2014 in HARLEM

Introduction to The 2014 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant Contestants to Take Place on SATURDAY March 1st 2014 in Harlem.

Introduction to The 2014 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant Contestants to Take Place on SATURDAY March 1st 2014 in Harlem.

Copyright 2014 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.  Telephone: (646) 961-3674.

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Harlem, New York — The Introduction of the Candidates of 2014 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant will take place in Harlem on SATURDAY March 1st 2014 at 6pm.

Audience at 2013 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Audience at The 2013 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

As presented by Garifuna Non-Profit Organization Casa Yurumein (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc), this annual presentation is the formal introduction of the girls in the running for the crown of Miss Garifuna USA to the general public.

This annual festive presentation generally features cultural presentations (music and/or dancing) by local Garifuna or Central American artists, and each of the young ladies in the running for the crown of Miss Garifuna Cultural Pageant USA introducing themselves to the audience in attendance.  In their introduction, each candidate greets the audience, gives their name, the Garifuna community they are representing and a little information about themselves and their family.

2013 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant Contestants.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

2013 Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant Contestants. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

This Presentation will take place on SATURDAY March 1st 2014 at 6pm at:

Auditorium PS 76

220 West 121st Street (between Adam Clayton Ave and Frederick Douglass Ave)

New York, New York 10027

SUBWAY: 2 or 3 Train to 125th Subway Stop.

BUS: BX #15 Bus to 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell.

Sponsor of this event is Personal Injuries Attorney Martin Munitz.

Tickets are $12 for adults. For Children younger than the age of 12, Tickets are $5.

For More Info or to Buy Tickets Call: (718) 213-5439.

Below is video from the Introduction of The Candidates for 2013  Miss Garifuna USA Cultural Pageant.

Casa Yurumein is the location of Hondurans Against AIDS Inc, a Garifuna non-profit organization based in the Bronx.  It offers social services to the Black Central American (Garifuna and Non-Garifuna) and Central American population in the Bronx.  Informally known as Casa Yurumein  (“Yurumein House” in Spanish, Yurumein is the Garifuna word for St. Vincent; the ancestral homeland of the Garifuna People), it was housed in a former convent owned by St. Augustine Church in the Bronx since June of 2009.  In the fall of 2012 it moved to it’s new location on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx.

Since being founded in 1993, Casa Yurumein essentially evolved into a hub for most things Garifuna in the Bronx.  Not only were Garifuna Arts & Crafts classes for youth held there, but the Miss Garifuna training for Young women taking part in the Miss Garifuna Cultural Pageant took place there.  The Garifuna Language Course takes place there as well.  Not only that, but most Bronx Garifuna organizations from other non-profits to Garifuna Home-Town Associations in the Bronx hold meetings there.  The Executive Director of Hondurans Against AIDS Inc (a.k.a. “Casa Yurumein”) is Mirtha Colon, a Garifuna woman from Trujillo, Honduras.  Mrs. Mirtha Colon is a clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work.

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