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Grenadas national flag to fly on Empire State

In celebration of the 31st Anniversary of Grenada’s political Independence, the Empire State Building’s Tower Lights will be illuminated in the national colors - Red, Green and Gold - of Grenada. This will take place on the night of Monday, February 7th, Grenada’s Independence Day.ÊA brief lighting ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place in the building’s lobby on February 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Grenada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. Ruth Rouse, will be on hand to participate in the festivities. The Grenada Board of Tourism will also have a presence, distributing tourism brochures and showcasing beautiful video footage of the island.

From noon - 1:00 p.m., a folkloric cultural presentation, featuring the Grenada cultural group, Quake, U.S.A., will follow.

Quake USA Cultural Organization is the Brooklyn-based embodiment of a dream started years ago by Spice Island Youthquake (SIY) in Grenada.ÊMembers of SIY migrated and formed the group out of nostalgia and in an effort to spread Caribbean Love and Culture through music, song and dance.

The event comes after negotiations by Grenadian Derek Ventour, president of the Brooklyn-based Dee Vee International Productions, Inc., one of the Caribbean community’s premiere entertainment companies, and management of the Empire State Building.


“I’m very delighted to make this happen again,” Ventour said.