Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica will welcome in the New Year with a Pre-New Year’s Ball on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

The event will take place at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey, and will run from 8 pm to 1 am.

There will be a cultural presentation, door prizes, and music by DJ Naturalist. Hosted by the Essex and Middlesex County Chapters of the Jamaica Organization of New Jersey (JON-J), the event will serve as a fundraiser with the proceeds going towards the purchase of school supplies and AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for schools in New Jersey and Jamaica.

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This year, Brimmer Vale High School in St. Mary, Jamaica, W.I., is earmarked to receive a part of the proceeds. Further, recognizing the cost of and associated training relating to AEDs, it was again determined that for a second-year donations will also be earmarked for this specific fund.

The community is encouraged to come out and celebrate the old year, while supporting these worthwhile initiatives. For more information about this event, please call (732) 305-0224, or (973) 324-9441.

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