About the Initiative

As a part of its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage, and to create opportunities for discussions of contemporary issues relevant to the Dominican society in the homeland and abroad, GFDD reaches out to the Dominican community living the New York Metro Area and to all those interested in the Dominican culture by organizing ongoing events: Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple.

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Meet and learn about the man who has made a splash by swimming across the Oceans, connecting the 5 Continents, and making a difference in vulnerable communities. His mission? To spur global awareness about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the commitments made by world leaders in 2000, and to invite people to raise their voices and demand that the promised political changes be achieved by 2015.

At the next Dominican Get Together in the Big Apple on April 19 we have an opportunity to show our support for Marcos’ work in promoting the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality rate; improve maternal health; combat HIV / AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; develop a global partnership for development).

Your attendance will make a difference!

Join us and Hear about his incredible Journey

April 19, 2012

The Silberman School of Social Work Building
Hunter College, Room SB 201
2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street),
New York, NY 10035

Swims uniting the continents

1st Phase - From Oceania to Asia
2nd Phase – From Asia to Africa
3rd Phase – From Africa to Europe
4th Phase – From Europe to America


From Europe to America
Duration: 4h 54min
Water temperature:
between 1.8 and 3 degrees Celcius


From Africa to Europe
Duration: 2h 41min
Through the Strait of Gibraltar


From Asia to Africa
Duration: 4h 54min 32s
Distance: 18.3 Km


From Oceania to Asia
From Papua New Guinea to Indonesia
Duration: 4h 18min 17s
Distance:19.5 Km