Thousands of Haitians live in Brooklyn; here are five kitchens serving them a taste of their West Indian home.
AfroLatino Festival NYC
Saturday, June 28th, 12pm-6pm
Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Elegba, DJ Hard Hittin Harry, Phoenix Refined at DanceAfrica/BAM Festival, Brooklyn, NY
From Haiti to Africa - Haitian Heritage Fete at La Caye, Brooklyn Memorial Weekend
A long list of commemorative events is on tap for the Haitian Heritage Month 2014, which includes the celebration of Haitian Flag Day on May 18.
One of the biggest events is the Haiti Cultural Exchange’s “Selebrasyon!” which kicks off May 18 and runs through June 30. It includes Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual arts events.
Dance performances, drumming, arts and crafts and a marketplace will be featured at a free outdoor fête on May 18 at Parkside Plaza, Ocean and Parkside Aves. next to Prospect Park, from noon to 6 p.m. It feaures Haitian Flag Day crafts for children, Rol’hans Innocent and the P.S.189 Dance Troupe and Julio Jean dance workshops by presented by CUMBE, and music by DJ Sabine Blaizin, Jocelyne Dorisme, and Nadïne LaFond.
In addition, artworks by Engels, Francks Deceus, Eric Girault, Sophia Domeville, Shakespeare Guirand, Mahalia Stine and Nadïne LaFond will be displayed at “Selebrasyon!”
Tuesday June 25, MrJeffDess aka the The Haitian Son(thehaitianson.tumblr.com)hosts
KREYÒL CORNER POETRY NIGHT at La Caye Restaurant
FTG. NATALIE K. PAUL
A riveting night of laughter and memories in spoken word.
Sat, May 18th 9pm
BAMcafe located on 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Executive Director Régine M. Roumain announces that Haiti Cultural Exchange is co-sponsoring the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, a creative writing and leadership workshop, founded by Ibi Zoboi. Classes meet Saturdays, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm, from October 13 – November 10, 2012. They will be held at the YWCA of Brooklyn, located at 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
Description: For girls of ages 9 through 17, the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project aims to cultivate empowerment, creativity, cultural awareness, community service, and college and career readiness in primarily Haitian immigrant and first generation teen girls residing in Brooklyn, New York. The 5-session workshops will culminate in a yearly publication of an anthology including the participants’ best work and a reading for invited family, friends, teachers, and community members.
This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE
Oyasound Productions :
GetOpen Sessions :
Bamboo Sounds Entertainment
:: present ::
AFRO MIZIK An AfroHouse Excursion with Haitian Roots
with : DJ Sabine : DJ AQuaBeaT : Serge Negri
& Live Performance by The Earthman Experience with DJ Hard Hittin Harry
at Dekalb Market
Sept. 8 2pm – 8pm
: Flatbush Avenue & Willoghby Street :
A, C, F, R to Jay Street /
B, Q, N to Dekalb Avenue /
2, 3, 4 to Nevins Street
(via Dekalb Market | September 8 // Afro Misik DJs // 2 – 8pm // FREE)
Sis and moi at Labor Day Parade