Caribbean Americans in Plainfield's July 4 Parade, 2001.
Plainfield's Caribbean American Heritage Foundation will host a celebration of the foods, music and culture of the city's Caribbean-American residents today at Cedar Brook Park from Noon to 4:00 PM.
Democratic mayoral nominee Adrian Mapp notes this year's celebration will honor Canon Leroy Lyons, who recently retired after more than thirty years as rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and Trevor Barrow, whose long service to the community includes helping many with immigration and citizenship paperwork, tax assistance and computer-related problems.
Trevor helped found the Garden State Cricket League, which has several teams using the cricket pitch adjacent to the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park. On any given weekend afternoon from late spring to autumn, you can see a game or two in progress, with the players in their crisp white linen uniforms.
All are welcome.