ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. and the City of Orange Township Municipal Council hosted the 18th Caribbean Heritage Day Festival and Parade last Saturday August 5, 2017.
The Festival is a tradition dating back to the Oranges in the 1970s. Today, it is the premiere Caribbean Festival in Essex County, with thousands of people from numerous countries participating every year. The Caribbean Heritage Day Festival creates an environment where people can participate in the creativity of different cultures while celebrating their similarities and diversities, which emulate the history of Carnival and demonstrate the strength of the Caribbean American community in New Jersey.
This years' festivities included the Caribbean Heritage Parade that worked its way down Central Avenue into Monte Irvin - Orange Park.
Mayor Warren remarks, ”The Festival showcases the energy and diversity of our Caribbean community in Orange and Essex County. Every year, we look forward to the music, the live acts and the fantastic crowds representing all of the island nations. The festival not only showcases the best of our Caribbean and West-Indian communities, but reminds us because of our immigrant communities that our City thrives."