Port Salerno, FL- The New Monrovia
Community Development Corporation announce that they will host their
annual Bahamian Connection Festival on Saturday,
1, 2011. This year’s festival will celebrate the rich Bahamian
heritage that represents the many residents of the New Monrovia community.
DEADLINE for application: September 16th
New to this year’s festival, will
be the addition of more food vendors to the already vast list of Bahamian
food options that will be available including Ochos Rios Jerk Restaurant,
Conch Stop, and Sisters in the Pot. In addition to food vendors
there will be craft and clothing vendors.
The festival is scheduled from 10:00
a.m. - 6:00 p.m., beginning with a parade featuring Jawara’s Junkanoo
Shakers Band followed by an opening ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the New
Monrovia Park. Other festival features for the day will include:
The Port Salerno Church of
God Gospel Choir on the main stage
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle
According to Gloria McHardy, president
of the New Monrovia Community Development Corporation, “We are overjoyed
to be offering this year’s attendees even more Bahamian food dishes
like: fish, stewed conch, cracked conch, conch fritters, and more entertainment
options than last year’s festival.”
The festival will take place at the
New Monrovia Park located at 4455 S.E. Murray Street, Stuart.
The festival and parking are free for all who attend.
If you would like to be a vendor or for additional information regarding the festival, please contact Kherri Anderson at