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Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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December 2021

The 58th Anniversary of Republic Of Kenya Jamhuri Day Flag Raising

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs are proud to recognize Impala Soccer Club and the Kenyans as we celebrate the 58th  Anniversary of  the Republic of Kenya’s Independence Day during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, December 10, 2021.  Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya celebrated on 12 December each year. Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became a republic…

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February 2022

Dominican Republic Flag Raising for the 178th Anniversary of Independence Day

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs were honored to recognize Juan Pablo Duarte Association and the Dominican-Americans on their 178th Anniversary of Independence of Dominican Republic during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, February 25, 2022.  Anthems of both nations were played.  The Dominican community has contributed greatly in many areas of our society to the social and economic fabric throughout Jersey City, Hudson County and New Jersey State.  The richness of ethnic traditions and cultural…

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March 2022

Flag Raising for Women’s History Month

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Office of Municipal Council, and Office of Cultural Affairs were proud and honored to celebrate Women’s History Month during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The National Women’s History Month is an annual celebration honoring the contributions of women to American history, culture, and society. The month-long celebration is dedicated to reflect on the numerous but often overlooked contributions of women such as Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks to American history from independence to the present day. Women’s history remained…

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GHANA FLAG RAISING

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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Attendees: Councilman Daniel Rivera, Councilman At Large Gladys Rivera Lawrencia Akrofi Member of the Progressive Ghanaian Association Francis Koomson Member of the Progressive Ghanaian Association Juliana Adiza Some Secretary of the Progressive Ghanaian Association Margaret Adico P.R.O. of the Progressive Ghanaian Association Edward AduMember of the Progressive Ghanaian Association Kevin Duron, Coucilman Riveras Aide To view this flag raising, please CLICK HERE

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IRELAND FLAG RAISING

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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  The City of Jersey City, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Jersey City during the Feast of Saint Patrick’s Cultural and Religious Celebration through the annual Flag Raising Ceremony on Wednesday, March 17, 2022.  National Anthem of both nations were played. The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. 'the Day of the Festival of Patrick') is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th March, the…

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GREECE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to commemorate the Bicentennial Anniversary of Greece Independence with the Greek community during the annual Flag Raising Ceremony held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 12pm. The  National Anthem of both nations were played one after the other. The grandeur the ancient Greeks left has endowed modern Americans and modern Greeks with democracy’s promise of liberty. The ideology of Greece, as embodied in the concept…

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April 2022

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH FLAG RAISING

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Office and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud and honored to recognize The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation, Smile Pre School Nursery and Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) during the 1st Autism Awareness Flag Raising Ceremony held on Thursday, April 1, 2022.  The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation is a New Jersey nonprofit organization that promotes Autism acceptance, encourages community inclusion, and advocates for families seeking help with their children, especially adults who have aged out of…

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2022 EARTH DAY CLIMATE ACTION FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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May 2022

ISRAEL FLAG RAISING 2022

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Consulate General of Israel, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, the Israeli American Council, New Jersey-Israel Commission and the Jewish community as we celebrate the 74th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2022. National Anthem of both nations were played.  The United Nations General Assembly voted on November 29, 1947…

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NATIONAL EMS WEEK FLAG RAISING CEREMONY 2022

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Office and the Office of Cultural Affairs are immensely proud of these brave members of Jersey City Medical Center Emergency Medical Services and honored to celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week from May 16th  through May 22nd   with the the annual flag raising ceremony held on Monday, May 16th, 2022  During the Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers who play such a critical role in our city and across the…

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HAITIAN FLAG RAISING DAY 2022

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Office and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Haitians Unified for Development and Education (HUDE), Haiti Solidarity Network of the North East (HSNNE) and Haitian Evangelical Church of Jesus Christ as we celebrate the 219th Anniversary of Haiti’s Flag and Universities Day during their flag raising on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The American and Haitian Anthems were played one after the other.  Haitian Flag Day…

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CUBAN FLAG RAISING 2022

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs were honored to recognize Cuban American Alliance for Leadership and Education with members of the Cuban American community on their 120th Anniversary of Cuban Independence during  the Flag Raising ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022.  National Anthems of both nations were played.  The Cuban American Alliance for Leadership and Education (CAALE) is a non-profit organization centered on supporting education within the Cuban…

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ECUADORIAN FLAG RAISING 2022

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize Poder Ecuatoriano USA, Poder Latino USA and Poder Hispano Inc. to celebrate the 213th  Anniversary of Ecuador’s Independence during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Tuesday, May 24 2022.  National Anthem of both nations will be played. After nearly three hundred years of Spanish rule, the citizens of Quito were the first in Latin America to rebel and declare independence on…

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GUYANA FLAG RAISING 2022

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Office of Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are honored to recognize Jersey City West Indian Community and the Guyanese on the 56th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence during their annual flag raising ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The two nations’ anthems were played one after the other. Guyana’s Independence has been celebrated since 1966 and currently known as “Carnival.” The history of Guyana has been shaped by the…

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June 2022

Juneteenth Flag Raising 2022

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Office of Municipal Council and Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Frederick Douglass Juneteenth Celebration and The National Juneteenth Observation Foundation  on the 157th Anniversary of Juneteenth Freedom Day during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.  Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States as well as a…

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Philippine Flag Raising 2022

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
City Hall Balcony, 280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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The City of Jersey City, Office of the Municipal Council and Office of the Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Philippine Consulate General of East Coast,  Philippine American Friendship Community (PAFCOM, Inc.) and members of the Filipino community on their 124th Anniversary of Philippine Independence during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The Philippine Declaration of Independence took place on June 12, 1898 when Filipino revolutionary forces, under the leadership of General Emilio Aguinaldo, publicly read the Act of Declaration of Independence proclaiming the sovereignty and…

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