And here is a proud moment to be in Jamaica for a change. The Traditional Festival at Rufus King Manor in the I must have to say beautiful renovated Rufus King Park (they are still working on the Gazebo though and hopefully some of the local natives will not trash it). Besides looking beautiful, the park has a “Garden of the Month”.
As usual Jamaica does not do a great job of advertising and I came across this festival today when I went to check out the park. Everything is free at the festival, including some food sampling, which one display was a tradition Dutch menu of a fruit soup, a cheese pie and some sweet breads. One of the displays was an artist working with wood and as I looked closer and saw some photos he had displayed, it was Jamaica artist OK, who I meet last year when several of us were cleaning that abandoned playground at Merrick & 109th Ave. He was actually at that time gathering tree branches for his art work. Inside the “quite area” is all kind of activities for the kids, plus popcorn and cotton candy. If you get a chance, check it out and the really nice Rufus King Park. For a moment I did not think I was in Jamaica. It was actually a very positive experience to see all kind of various people and a very clean and beautiful park. NOW KEEP IT THAT WAY.
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12
12-5 pm, FREE