Resolution J5805-2013

Commemorating the 18th Anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival

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  • Jun 12, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 10, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 18th Anniversary of the Jamaica
Arts and Music Summer Festival to be held August 1-2, 2014

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those organiza-
tions which foster ethnic pride and  enhance  the  profile  of  cultural
diversity  which  strengthens  the fabric of the communities of New York
State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 18th Anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival
to be held August 1-2, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Created in 1996, the Jamaica Arts  and  Music  Summer  (JAMS)
Festival  is coordinated each year by the JAMS Festival Planning Commit-
tee, a partnership of Queens' cultural  organizations,  businesses,  and
community  residents who wish to celebrate the vitality and diversity of
Jamaica and the Borough; and
  WHEREAS, The JAMS Festival, which highlights the multicultural  fabric
of the Borough of Queens and provides a vehicle for tourism and economic
development,  attracts  over  185,000 residents and visitors to downtown
Jamaica; and
  WHEREAS, This enjoyable event is a  diverse  historically  significant
venue  for  culture,  commerce  and living; a true asset to society, the
JAMS Festival provides family entertainment and essential resources  for
the community; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  18th  Anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer
Festival to be held August 1-2, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival  Planning  Commit-
tee.

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