WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bahamas Embassy was once again the home of an event sponsored by THINGS TO DO D.C. that has become a staple social event for young professionals in the Washington, D.C., area on Friday night July 20, 2018.
Promoted as an occasion to introduce D.C. young professionals to the “Spirit of Nassau and Paradise Island,” the event was held at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and featured an evening of fun, Bahamian food and dancing organized by THINGS TO DO D.C., which describes itself as “the premier social and networking organization for young professionals.” Similar events are periodically sponsored by the organization at various Embassies in Washington, D.C.
Approximately 110 guests were welcomed by Sidney Collie, Ambassador to the United States and Mexico, who assured the young professionals present that whatever ‘it’ was for them, ‘it is better in The Bahamas’. He encouraged those present to consider visiting The Bahamas to experience its unrivaled hospitality first-hand.
Guests dined on traditional Caribbean cuisine, including such Bahamian staples as peas and rice, fried plantain and conch fritters and the traditional Jamaican dish curried chicken along with an assortment of deserts. Caribbean dance music was provided by Ryan Browne (DJ PUMPKIN).
The THINGS TO DO D.C. website advises that it has “an active membership of over 175,000 local young professionals” and it “produces original events that enrich your social and cultural experiences while enabling you to meet other young professionals in a friendly environment.”
Photo credit: Nandor Nagy.
Ambassador Sidney Collie addressing guests at the social event sponsored by THINGS TO DO D.C. at The Bahamas Embassy on Friday evening
Ambassador Collie (right) enjoying conversation with young professionals attending Friday’s event.
Ambassador Collie pictured with young professionals attending Friday’s event.
Some of the guests at the social event sponsored by THINGS TO DO D.C. at The Bahamas Embassy on Friday evening are pictured enjoying themselves.
Guest at the event enjoying wearing a Junkanoo head piece.
Second Secretary at The Bahamas Embassy, Ieshia Deveaux (right), pictured with guests of Friday’s event.
Pictured from left to right: Second Secretary at the Embassy, Mikhail Bullard, Things To Do DC CEO, Greg Bland and Ambassador Collie.