This Friday night, August 12, sports enthusiasts, particularly those with a bias toward cricket, will have a rare opportunity to hear and interact with the dynamic Caribbean broadcasting luminary Joseph “Reds” Perreira at the Royal Empress Hall at 122-01 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. The event, titled “Gaffin Cricket Wid Reds,” starts at 7:30 p.m. and is hosted by Atlantis Cricket Club – NY in conjunction with the Indo-Caribbean Federation.
Reds Perreira is a household name among Caribbean sports enthusiasts of the ’60s through the ’90s. The well-known Caribbean broadcaster and journalist has championed the cause of sportsmen and fans alike, and comes to New York as part of Atlantis’ 50th anniversary celebrations.
Known for his inimitable style of delivery bordering on a rhythmic stammer, but eloquent nonetheless, and the voice of Caribbean cricket, boxing, soccer, and any other sport requiring a commentary and a voice of descriptive prose, Reds has dedicated more than 50 years to his passion for painting pictures with words. Reds is not a graduate of any prestigious broadcasting institution.
“Gaffin Cricket Wid Reds” is reminiscent of the gatherings around local watering holes in the Caribbean, where pundits and purists of the sport of cricket would gather to share the most recent observations on current and past cricketers and the sport in general.
Reds is a treasure trove of anecdotes, historical facts and observations, having toured with the West Indies teams in the Caribbean and around the globe.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to interact with one of the Caribbean’s best and the author of “Living My Dreams” Joseph “Reds” Perreira. Admission to the event is only $10 and includes dinner. There will be a cash bar.