City of Jersey City
GLENN D. CUNNINGHAM|
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
February 23, 2004 |
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Morrill|
ADVISORY ADVISORY ADVISORY
"Mayor Cunningham to Celebrate Dominican Independence"
Country is Marking 159 Years of Independence
JERSEY CITY - Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham will celebrate the 159th Anniversary of
the Dominican Republic during a 10 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 in City
Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street.
The ceremony, which will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., will feature students performing
traditional Dominican music and dance, as well as skits from the Caribbean island
country. Students from School 5, School 23, School 3, and Our Lady of Czestochowa
will attend the ceremony and participate in the festivities marking the country's
independence which falls two days later on February 27.
In addition to the music and dance, the children will display a 40-foot long Dominican
flag in the Council Chambers. The flag was created by students at OLC for a ceremony
this summer that also honored the Dominican Republic. The Mayor will also raise the
Dominican flag outside of City Hall.
"It is great to see the young people taking part in events that are both cultural and
historical," Mayor Cunningham said. "As we celebrate the independence of countries so
connected to our culture, we should encourage all involvement from all parts of our