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Guyana Cultural Association of New York (GCA) – Produces Cultural Jigsaw Puzzles…Press Release


The Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. continues its mission to inspire and support the Guyanese culture of creativity and to celebrate the gloriousness of diversity and difference through its new line of Jigsaw Puzzles.

These Puzzles can be shared across generations and represent the rich variety of Guyanese festivals which promote better cultural and interracial understanding. The Jigsaw Puzzles celebrate the Guyanese traditions of the Diwali Festival of Lights, Phagwah or Holi and the Masquerade Band.    

  • Masquerade Lives,
  • Happy Holi

48 piece Puzzles: — Click photos to enlarge 

This is a 48 piece Puzzle: Masquerade Lives and Happy Holi for the 6-12 age group highlighting cultural traditions which will help to bond young children with their family’s cultural traditions, while exploring and accepting new traditions and cultural practices and artifacts.

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GCA Symposium in Guyana – December 9-16, 2012

GCA Symposium in Guyana – December 9-16,2012

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Guyana Folk Festival 2012: Symposium – Call for Participation


Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc.   &

 Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports

Guyana Folk Festival 2012:  Symposium

“Masquerade Lives.”

Georgetown, Guyana. South America

December 13, 14, 2012

Guyana Folk Festival Secretariat

1368 E. 89 Street, Suite # 2.  Brooklyn, New York, NY 11236.  U.S.A.
TEL: 718.209.5207. FAX: 718.209.6157 WEBSITE: www.guyfolkfest.org

To organize an event that would contribute to public education and appreciation of the history and direction of masquerade in Guyana.    Continue reading

GCA – JUNE 2012 Newsletter – Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!  from the:

Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc.

Download the June 2012 Newsletter  –   GCA – JUNE 2012 NEWSLETTER

Masquerade Lives! 2012 Folk Festival Theme

Masquerade Lives is the theme for the eleventh year of Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. Throughout this issue you will read about the GCA events that will explore and define the focus for 2012.
In addition, this edition is a celebration of lives well lived. Therefore, as you experience through words and pictures the joys, struggles and tenacity that typify the culture of the people of Guyana throughout the , do reflect on the past, enjoy the present and move into the future.
This issue is all about life.     Enjoy!

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Guyana Cultural Association of New York – November 2011 Newsletter

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – November 2011 Newsletter

Download newsletter:   NOVEMBER 2011 – GCA Newsletter

Letter from the Editor:


I always feel a sense of excitement at this time of year. First, comes Thanksgiving, which brings Black Friday, and not very far behind, arrives the festive season of Christmas.

This is also the time when we begin to plan, with the hope of producing another exciting Folk Festival season. Our 2012 theme: Masquerade Lives! – will capture the history, vibrancy and colorful spectacle of this art form that continues to mesmerize and fill Guyanese with cheer at Christmastime.                  Continue reading

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