CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Sept. 24, 2009: The world`s fastest man, Usain St. Leo Bolt, is set to meet with members of the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora in the borough of Brooklyn, NY this weekend.
Bolt is set for a free public event at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 5-7 p.m. Dubbed, `Conversations With Usain Lightning Bolt,` a tribute to Jamaica` triple Olympian, the event while open to the public also has some stipulations.
Caribbean nationals receiving an email invite must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be required for entry and can be obtained from noon to 3 p.m. on the day of the event at the Gershwin Box Office at Avenue H and Campus Road in Brooklyn, NY.
The event will also include Jamaica`s Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett and the Consulate General of Jamaica, Genieve Brown Metzer. The forum will be moderated by Christopher Farley, culture editor at the Wall Street Journal.
Meanwhile, on September 29th, Bolt will be the guest of honor at a private media event in Manhattan to announce his December Charity concert and help Jamaica Jazz Fest organizers, kick off their January 2010 event.
Bolt`s short past appearances in New York shortly after Beijing, created some criticism after he made no public appearance. At that time, Prime Minister Bruce Golding had promised a public appearance in the vast, Jamaica Diaspora in New York and this Saturday, Bolt will make that long-awaited appearance.
He returns this time with more honors, following his own record breaking feats in Berlin and wins in all others races to date. The 23-year-old will also be honored with an Order of Jamaica at the Heritage Fest in his homeland next month and is also set to have portions of the highway between St. Catherine and Clarendon parishes renamed in his honor.