Joyce Quamina Way: Crown Heights street renamed in honor of influential resident
A street in Crown Heights was renamed as a tribute to the life and legacy of beloved Brooklyn resident Joyce Quamina.
After moving to Brooklyn from Trinidad and Tobago in 1969, Quamina became known for taking on many active roles in the community.
In addition to her work with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, she also started programs like the Children’s Carnival and developed Youth Fest in Brooklyn.
Quamina died in 2022. Her daughter says she would have been 85 years old. A street sign reading “Joyce Quamina Way” was unveiled at the Nostrand Avenue and President Street intersection on Saturday.
Attendees at the unveiling said the event was both a memorial and party celebrating Quamina’s life.
Quamina’s daughter says she hopes her mother’s legacy continues to inspire others to contribute to their communities.