In its continuing quest to raise funds, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will, this Saturday, April 18, (9am-11am), hold its 2nd annual breakfast in the Bronx, NY, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Hall -777, 222nd Street.
The breakfast is yet another, among the list of fundraising/community awareness events on TJB's annual calendar to underwrite its huge hospitality undertaking at the annual Penn Relays, where it provides transportation, accommodation coordination and assistance, meals, among other services to some 650 athletes and coaches.
The first breakfast was held to wide community acclaim in 2014, which led to it becoming an annual event. The breakfast will present some of the finest fare originating from ‘home-country’, Jamaica and promises to be a delight to the palate. Ackee & saltfish, Jamaica’s national dish will be the highlight but the rest of the menu is not to be slighted: liver and banana; callaloo, fried dumpling, porridge, plus a whole lot more should satisfy the gastronomic ‘island-cravings.’
Food paired with entertainment is a sure winner and to accomplish that feat, TJB has called on ardent supporter and friend, the extraordinary one man-ensemble, Teddy Crawford. A vocalist and guitarist, Teddy’s repertoire is a perfect fit as he delivers a rich, potpourri of folk songs and guitar solos; the kind of cultural engagement that the audience will love.
21 years in, TJB continues to grow and diversify its offering. The organization recently held its first event-a brunch, in the DMV, (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) area, amidst plans to establish a chapter in that region.
For more information on Team Jamaica Bickle or to lend your support, please call 718.523.2861 or email teamjamaicabickle@gmail.