WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bahamas was again revisited as a focus 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 April 21, 2017.
Billed 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 100 guests were welcomed by Dr. Eugene Newry, Ambassador to the United States and Mexico, and Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Mrs Sharon Brennen-Haylock, who both reminded the young professionals present that The Bahamas has one of the closest relations with the United States of any country and invited them 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 claims 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.”
“Our primary goal is to help enrich the personal and professional lives of professionals of all ages,” the website states. “We accomplish this by producing a wide variety of interactive social, educational, and cultural events that encourage our members to learn new things and meet new people. We are quite proud of what we have built in the past and are continuing to build. With your continued participation, Things To Do® will remain the consummate organization for Washington’s young professional population.”
Pictured from left to right at the social event sponsored by THINGS TO DO DC at The Bahamas Embassy Friday evening are: Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; one of the guests; His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States; Mrs. Francoise Torchon Newry, the Ambassador’s wife; and Mr. Mikhail Bullard, Second Secretary, Bahamas Embassy.
Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, addressing guests at the social event sponsored by THINGS TO DO DC at The Bahamas Embassy on Friday evening.