Down Liberty Avenue 4 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 4 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The man in the ‘roti shop’ kept eyeing me. I had seen him before on Liberty Avenue glued to a T20 game.  But today his expression seemed to suggest something more. As I exited the shop he was behind me. “Excuse me,’ he said. ‘Is there going to be a Phagwah Parade this year?’ I thought for a while, hoping for a miracle, and I replied, ‘Yes there will be a Parade and it will be on March 26, 2016. Please pray for good weather!’

As I gave him the news I couldn’t help thinking of the first Phagwah Parade on Liberty Avenue in New York. It was in 1989 and there were 40 of us led by Pandit Ramlall, Dr Satish Prakash and others.  

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  • Francis Quamina Farrier  On April 21, 2016 at 11:50 am

    As a person of African Heritage (with a little Amerindian), who grew up in a very diverse community (MacDoom/Agricola) on the East Bank of Demerara in Guyana, I have been enjoying Phagwah Festivities since my pre-teen years. I am pleased to say that I have gone to the Phagwah Parade in Richmiond Hill, Queens, New York City three times, and also Phagwah in London England. All were very enjoyable.

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