Community set to celebrate Haitian Independence Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic will again sponsor a Haitian Independence Day event Jan 1, 2016 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street.

“You are cordially invited to attend our annual celebration of the 212th Haitian Independence Day,” Frederic said in an email blast sent on Monday, Dec. 21. “The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, located at 537 Grove St. Every year, the Haitian-American community is looking forward to celebrate an important day together.”

Frederic said the Haitian-American community invites all Americans to come and celebrate freedom, peace and love on New Year’s Day. “The story of Haitian independence is one of courage, unity, hope and resilience,” she said. “The victory of Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe and others was an achievement by all Haitians and it became a source of inspiration in the Americas and around the world.

“Join the Charnette Frederic Civic Association, Ring the Bell for the Community and Famicare Inc., as we celebrate and inspire love, courage, faith and confidence in the Haitian-American community in New Jersey.”

Frederic said, “This free community event will honor the history, culture and achievements of the Haitian people, as we promote integration and involvement with the American culture in New Jersey.”

“Our organizations will be honored to have you in this very important event,” Frederic said. “We look forward to an event filled with enjoyment, entertainment, Haitian food and pride, as we work together as a community.

For more information about the event, call Frederic at 973-545-6180.