UJAA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Jamaican Film Classic

UJAA logoSeptember 13, 2013 – The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA), Inc.  will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the film classic The Harder They Come, starring Jimmy Cliff, on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  First released in the U.S. in 1973, Perry Henzell's gritty cult classic, co-written by Trevor Rhone, introduced Jamaica and reggae to the world. This film screening is expected to highlight an afternoon of fun at the picturesque lakeside surroundings of Tibbett’s Brook Park, 1 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY, 10701. Donation is $35.00 per person.

Under the distinguished patronage of Jamaica's Consul General to New York, Hon. Herman G. LaMont, UJAA's Movie Night will be an end of summer celebration.  It promises to be a very cultural and exciting afternoon that will begin with some give-aways, refreshments on sale, a "fun" contest to earn prizes, a Culture Stage (entertainment), and ends with the outdoor screening of this hallmark film.  The fun begins at 5:00 pm and the screening (film) begins at approximately 7:15 pm.   

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UJAA is a 501 (c) 3, umbrella organization of alumni associations of primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions in Jamaica.  Formed 23 years ago and based in New York, UJAA promotes academic excellence at all levels of the education system in Jamaica and in particular, improving education in pre-primary and primary schools throughout the island.

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‘Movie Night’ thanks its sponsors; TransContinental Express Shippers, Royal Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Alltime Printing, and Walter & Samuels, Inc. Proceeds from the evening will benefit UJAA's educational programs – the High School Graduates Awards in the US, the Water Tank Project in Jamaica among others.

For more information, please contact Karlene Largie at karlenemlargie@aol.com or at 516-713-8270.

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