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HAPPY DIAMOND JUBILEE - 60th ANNIVERSARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO INDEPENDENCE
31st AUGUST 1962 - 31st AUGUST 2022
To all our members, friends and supporters, we salute Trinidad & Tobago
Together we aspire, Together we achieve.

PARANG - PAN - KAISO


As an affiliate of TTDAN, TTADC in happy to support the return of Parang, Pan & Kaiso. 

Parang, Pan & Kaiso returns as PPK-3,  Bigger and Better for 2022 on Saturday 10th December 2022.. After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, TTDAN invites you to join us for a Caribbean night of music, food, fete and fun for a worthy cause.

The event will be held at:

Grand Occasions Laurel
9375-B Washington Boulevard
North Laurel, MD 20723

We're celebrating 60 years of independence for Trinidad and Tobago, the holidays and raising funds to support secondary school education, mental health and social well-being for students in Trinidad and Tobago.

Entertainment will be provided by:
  1. PARANG: Paramin Posse
  2. PAN: Panmasters Steel Orchestra
  3. KAISO: DJ Smally Golden Touch

Grab your tickets before it's too late

Remember, if you can't make it on December 10th, but you are interested in supporting this cause? Please DONATE and/or share this event with your networks. For more information please visit  Parangpankaisoppk.eventbrite.com

TTDAN is a 501 (c) 3 Non-profit organization


2022 THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVE

The TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ASSN  of WASHINGTON DC, TTADC is proud to partner with CARISAFE again for its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive.  In this out reach venture, we deliver Thanksgiving baskets, including turkeys, to needy members of the organisation and to the Trinbago community.

The annual Carisafe Thanksgiving Turkey drive is supporting our community by giving to families in need. If you would like to be a part of this effort, kindly make a generous donation to facilitate the purchase of turkeys and other food items. All items will be donated via the Metropolitan Seventh- Day Adventist Church and TTADC.

Donations can be made at www.ttadc.org

Please share with your networks, and please donate to the cause using the DONATE button below.

DONATE

#thanksgivingdrive #communitybuilding #givingbacktoourown #blessingothers #carisafe #carilove #carijoy

BLACK & MISSING

As a community of color, we need to bring attention to this situation which is very unsettling.  In the very near future, at one of our General Meetings, we will host a speaker who will help us to shed more light on this issue.

Please stay tuned and invite your friends to visit with us for this very important topic.  In the mean while we invite you to visit blackandmissinginc.com. and to view the HBO video on YouTube..

HBO VIDEO

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE  
TTADC's Scholarship Initiative


Dwayne Scott announces 2022 TTADC Awards

The 2022 recipients have been selected for the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington DC (TTADC) Scholarship Awards! 

The successful applicants were announced and  presented with their awards at the PAN, BRASS & JAZZ celebration of our 60th year of Independence festival on the Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

If your student will be ready to apply for the 2023 scholarships, be sure to download the application.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

If you are interested in supporting this venture on an ongoing basis, or wish to donate to the Fund in the name of someone, please contact us at info@ttadc.org

Our goal is to grow this program into one that eventually offers full scholarships to applicants based on need and academic performance. Please consider clicking on the button below and become a regular contributor.

DONATE

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

The grants will be awarded on a need-based, recognizing the outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership, and financial need of the applicants. The scholarships will help fund full-time undergraduate study at any accredited college, university, vocational or cultural program within the United States. 

Our goal is to inform and solicit the generosity and philantrophy of those in the audience and community to help achieve the goals of the organization to educate our youth.

TTADC supports our members and their families by providing opportunities to ensure that higher education is more attainable for members’ dependents and students of Caribbean descent residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


PAN, BRASS AND JAZZ

A Truly Fantastic Celebration for Trinidad and Tobago's Diamond Jubilee Independence

What a day it was! The Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring Maryland was live with the Trinidad & Tobago community celebrating their county's 60th anniversary of its independence fron Britain with the Pan, Brass and Jazz Festival under the patronage of its embassador to the us and the Organization of American states, Ambassadoe Anthony Phillips-Spencer.  This well organized show featured  Trinidadian Trumpeteer Etienne Charles and his band, Creole Soul, Famed Massey All Stars Steelpanist Dane Gulston, Washington's own Panmasters Steel Orchestra and The Excited and telented Eclipse Band of Hyattsville Maryland. The event brought out people of all walks of life, especially after the isolation of the pandemic, making it a wonderful sight to meet people that simply have not seen eachother in two years. Congratulations are pouring in to the organizers The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Washington DC (TTADC) and Carnival Nation for such a well organized and enjoyable show, worthy of its billing.                                                           

2022 Annual Back-To-School BACKPACK DRIVE

Thanks to those of you who supported our annual Back-to-School Backpack drive. For just $20, we were able to provide 35 students with a backpack filled with school supplies. We expect to run ths program again next year so please donate a backpack with pencils/pens, crayons, binders and more. For more information and to make your donation at the 2023 Back-to-School Backpack Drive on our DONATIONS page. 

TTADC VISITS UNIVERSAL CIRCUS 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Follow this talented artist with Caribbean roots on Instagram at 'mickeydemas'

CARNIVAL CORNER

  • Known as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. The event is well known for participants' colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. There are numerous cultural events such as fetes, Steelband Panorama, King & Queen Of The Band Shows and Soca & Calypso contests in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. See More, Visit the Website...
  • Baltimore/Washington - One Carnival will be celebrated on July 9th & 10th 2022. SEE MORE....
  • Toronto Carnival (Caribana): Parade will be presented on Saturday 30th July2022.  for full itinerary, SEE MORE....
  • Brooklyn Carnival presented by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is the oldest Caribbean Crnivsl in North America.  Following the pandemic, this year they are planning their festival from Thursday 1st culminating with the parade on Monday 5th September 2022. SEE MORE....
  • Miami Carnival: The Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a safe, family festival in South Florida and outlying areas SEE MORE...
  • Nottinghill Carnival is the major Caribbean Carnival on the east side of the Atlantic. The Carnival has been presented since1966 on the streets of Notting Hill. For more informationabout its festivities. SEE MORE....

CARIBBEAN THEATRE

Carnival Baby
Written and directed by
Sheldon 'SDot' Chandler

The play has been postponed and the new date will be announced soon. 

The Production surrounds the life of Onika Phillips, who has fallen in love with the Caribbean Culture. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, but raised in Washington DC by her father who is no fan of the Caribbean heritage, she discovers her passion for caribbean music, arts and much more.

Join us as we journey through the ups and downs of this blossoming Carnival Baby, as she faces unexpected cultural drama, and exciting life changing experiences beyond her imagination.

TICKETS AT
www.sDotProductiondc.com


TTADC EXECUTIVE BOARD

Nigel L. Scott - President

Jeffrey Smith - Vice President

Claudia Carter - Exec. Secretary

Willoughby Francis - Treasurer

Jennelle Royal - Director

Duane Scott - Director

Jason Cumberbatch - Director

Sheldon 'SDot' Chandler - Director

Thursa Garcia - Director



Upcoming events

  • 10 Dec 2022 7:00 PM
    Grand Occasions Laurel 9375-B Washington Boulevard North Laurel, MD 20723
  • 30 Dec 2022 6:00 PM
    Indoor Veterans Plaza - Silver Spring

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WHO ARE WE?

TTADC is devoted to the promotion of social welfare, charitable, educational and recreational activities that can bridge the cultural and lifestyle gap between the Caribbean community in the Greater Washington, DC area and general population.

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CONTACT US:
e-mail: info@ttadc.org
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Address:
P. O. Box 55833
Washington, DC 20040

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