Hundreds of Trelawny Natives gather for their 33rd annual Trelawny Day reunion in NY. This 7 day event gives the trelawnians an opportunity to showcase their talents, meet up with old friends, chit chat, and find out about investment opportunities that are available for them..
This week-long celebration begins on Sunday May 18, with a Memorial and Thanksgiving Service, at the St David’s Episcopal Church in Cambria Heights, Queens…and an awards banquet on Friday, May 23, FOTA will honoring three outstanding Trelawny citizens at the Radisson JFK Hotel in Queens, New York.
This will climax on Sunday, May 25 with the annual Picnic/Fun Day at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Park at 1:00 pm by Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson.
This Reunion is generally regarded as one of the largest gathering of Jamaicans in the Diaspora. “Our aim is to keep our people connected by celebrating some of our cultural recreation that identify us. By keeping us connected and informed, we will be committed to various community projects in Trelawny,” said President of FOTA, Jennifer Noble.
The Trelawny reunion picnic grew out of a handful of families gathering on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend in Rockland County State Park in Nyack, New York. It has grown in popularity astronomically over the years, and more recently, it has been attracting well in excess of 7,000 patrons at its current location at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Bear Mountain, New York.