GuyTimes article on GCA

The Guyana Cultural Association NY Inc,
sponsors of
the Guyana Folk Festival and
is a Not-For-Profit
501(c)(3) organization committed to
promoting our culture through the
annual Guyana Folk Festival

GCA Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Vibert Cambridge – President
  • Ave Brewster-Haynes – Vice President
  • Claire Patterson-Monah – Financial Director
  • Edgar Henry – Assistant to the Financial Director
  • Claire-Ann Goring – Cultural Director
  • Rose October-Edun – Assistant to the Cultural Director
  • Maurice Blenman – Assistant to the Cultural Director
  • Dr. Juliet A. Emanual – Secretary
  • Patricia Jordon-Langford-Assistant to the Secretary


  • Carl Hazlewood
  • Errol Doris
  • Ashton Franklin
  • Malcolm A. Hall – Past President
  • Ronald H. Lammy
  • Verna Walcott-White


  • Negla H. Brandis
  • Francis Farrier
  • Margaret Lawrence

Legal Counsel

  • Edward Meertins-George

is to document, showcase and celebrate the
multiple roots of Guyana’s cultural heritage.
Through our work we preserve our cultural heritage and make
it available through various channels to inspire future
generations of Guyanese at home and abroad.
In short, our mission is to
Preserve, Promote and Propagate Guyanese creativity