2019 Media Kit NYC Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Roy Wilkins Park Jamaica, NY

July 21, 2019 | 12 PM - 8 PM



Media Contact- urbanrelations.pr@gmail.com or 305-746-5909

Culinary Pavilion Schedule

12:30 – 1:00 PM COOKING DEMO

Chef Darlene, co-owner of Banks Catering and Private Chef Services

1:15 - 1:45 PM COOKING DEMO

Celebrity Chef Rudy Straker, HULU Series “Around The Way” & Former Exec. Chef of MSG

2:00 - 2:30 PM COOKING DEMO

Chef Troy, Food Network’s CooksVsCons (Season 4)

2:45 - 3:15 PM COOKING DEMO

Celebrity Chef Sam Davis, Co-Owner of Field Trip Restaurant in Harlem & Chef de Cuisine of Henry Nomad Restaurant

3:30 – 4:00 PM COOKING DEMO

COOKING DEMO Celebrity Chef Max Hardy, Author and Co-Owner of Coop & River Bistro in Detroit


CELEBRITY QUICK FIRE CHALLENGE VP Soca Artist Fayann Lyons Vs Donna Marie Lombardi of VH1’s Black Ink Crew


“Taste of Jerk” Award presented to Yogi’s Restaurant


Celebrity Chef Ji Cha, Fox 5’s Hell’s Kitchen, Season 5 Vs Celebrity Chef Cybille, Season 35 of Food Network’s“Chopped,”

Cultural Stage Segment

This year we celebrate our beloved Miss Lou on the cultural stage. Miss Lou would have been 100 years old. Everything we have planned is to honor the memory and legend that is Miss Lou – we're sure everyone has been touched by her influence.

12:30 - 1PM

SHARON GORDON – MC AND CULTURAL PERFORMER – honoring Miss Lou and the Ring Ding tradition

1 PM - 1:15 PM

MAMA YASHI Her clothing designs are heavily influenced by her love for Africa and the Rastafari journey and give honor to the African-minded leaders who have inspired her. She uses her work to bridge our ancestral history to our modern life – with styles to include the Bandana plaid

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Asase Yaa Drumming and Dance Troupe and Asase Yaa Kids Dance Group – celebrating the Ring Games/Ring Ding tradition

1:30 PM - 2 PM

Owen Blakka Ellis has worked all over the world as a writer, educator and performing artiste – to celebrate our beloved Miss Lou, expect him to weave storytelling, poetry, stand up comedy and patwah to get his point across.

2:30 PM - 3 PM

RENAIZANCERS – here for the first time at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival showcasing the vibrant songs and dances of Jamaica from Dinki Mini to Dancehall

Main Act Schedule

Drum Rat

2:48pm - 2:58pm

Naomi Cowan

3:01pm - 3:31pm

Christopher Martin

3:57pm - 4:57pm


5:00pm - 5:40pm


6:08pm - 7:08pm

Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons

7:39pm - 8:39pm

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