Johnny Gomes
Caribbean Steel Pan Calypso, Reggae and Soul

Sesame Flyers, International

Stilt Walkers
from Tropical Fete, Inc.

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Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
2014 Gala Celebration

Monday, June 16th, 2014

7:00-10:00 P.M.
Giando On The Water
400 Kent Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11249



Honorary Chairs
Borough Presidents

Hon. Eric Adams - Brooklyn
Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr. - Bronx
Hon. Gale Brewer - Manhattan
Hon. Melinda Katz - Queens
Hon. James Oddo - Staten Island 

NTAC Board of Directors 

Left to right:  Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver-Durrah, Pres & CEO; Rev.Sylvia Kinard, Esq, Board Chair; Rev. Kanyere Eaton, Vice Chair; Gayle Gilbert, Secretary/ Treasurer.


2014 Awards


Foundation of the Year



Richmond County Savings




Photographer:  Margot Jordan

Nonprofit of the Year



Eagle Academy for Young Men


Nonprofit of the Year

Antigua & Barbuda
Progressive Society Inc.
Photographer:  Margot Jordan

Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Grand Dame Helen B. Lucas
from Carriacou and
Petite Martinique of Grenada





Photographer:  Margot Jordan



BROOKLYN: In The Spirit of Love, Inc.

In The Spirit of Love, Inc. (Community Unity Program) strives to enrich, empower and enhance the quality of life for all, by making people aware of the growing number of individuals who are at a disadvantage or in need of food, clothing, basic necessities, toys, school supplies and other resources.


QUEENS: Edge School of the Arts

Edge School of the Arts (ESOTA) is known for intensive training for young aspiring dancers and high quality performance for family audiences.  The dancers have even participated in a dance exchange program in China at the world renowned Beijing Dance Academy; and, several students from the Edge School of the Arts were accepted into LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra and Talented Unlimited high schools


STATEN ISLAND: Mighty String Demons

The Mighty String Demons are an ensemble of young Staten Island violinists presently ranging in age from seven to sixteen.  They perform music by such composers as Bach, Vivaldi, Bartok, Dvorak, Puccini and Brahms. Their repertoire also includes traditional music such as Gypsy, Irish and American fiddle tunes, tangos and tarantellas.  The Mighty String Demons have performed the National Anthem at the Ballpark at St. George for the Staten Island Yankees.



C.O.R.E. was created to establish a safe place for children in the Bronx, and to nurture and strengthen its community through hospitality, commitment, and care, through sports, education, the arts, leadership development and family enrichment, but most importantly through community, Community, Organization, Reliable for Everyone.


MANHATTAN: Health & Wellness Facet of the Greater New York Links

The mission of the Health and Human Services facet is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated can play a significant role in providing it.  


In-Kind Contributors

Anthony Cunningham
Bacardi, Inc.
Beloved Pieces
Black Cameo
Brooklyn Brewery
Bķzios, Brazil
Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Elite Island Resorts
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua & Barbuda, WI
(or Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines)
Giando on the Water

Golden Krust

Hotel Bonadies, Ravello, Italy
Jackieís on the Reef, Negril, Jamaica, West Indies
James C. Durrah
Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
Olivino Wines
Papillon Belle Jewelry
Queen Ristorante
St. Jamesís Club & Villas, Antigua & Barbuda, WI
St. Jamesís Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia, WI
The Club, Barbados, WI
The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua & Barbuda, WI
Travellers Beach Resort, Negril, Jamaica, West Indies


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