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!”
African Restaurant Week (NYC)
This fall, for the first time in New York City (NYC), food lovers get an opportunity to enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several high-caliber African restaurants, between Sunday October 13 and Sunday October 20.
A food and wine tasting party at Taj Lounge (48 W 21st Street, Chelsea, NYC) from 2PM-8PM on Sunday, October 13. A variety of African wines and cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Pierre Thiam, Brian Hayford and Chekh Cisse and A. Cisse will be illustrated at the event. This event will include food, wine, music, networking and philanthropy. Advance discounted $30 tickets are available for purchase online at www.beuevents.com;
o A variety of other food and wine events betweenOctober 14 and October 20 at six participating locations:
o “AfroBeats & Dinner” on Monday, October 14, from 4PM until 7PM, at Amarachi (http://www.amarachi325.com/) located at: 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY;
o “Africa & Food” on Wednesday, October 16, from 6PM until 10:30PM, at LeSouk Harem (http://www.lesoukny.com/) located at: 510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY;
o “African Food and Wine meets Brooklyn” on Thursday, October 17, from 5PM until 10PM at Bedvyne (http://www.bed-vyne.com/) located at: 370 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY;
o “African Cuisine & Culture Party” on Friday, October 18, from 10PM until 2AM, at Buka located at: 945 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY;
o “A Taste of Senegal” on Saturday, October 19, from 2PM until 7PM, at Jollof (http://www.joloffjoloff.com/) located at:1168 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY;
o “Pan-African Literature Salon”, a reading event featuring three renowned African and Haitian literary authors, on Sunday, October 20, from 4PM until 7PM, at La Caye (http://www.lacayebk.com/) located at: 35 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Complete NYARW details, including a full list of participating restaurants, prix-fixe menus, chef bios and special events are available at: www.beUEvents.com. The site is updated frequently to reflect new restaurants and events. Search #NYARW on Facebook and on twitter to get up to the minute details on new events, chefs and restaurants added to the NYARW roster.
May 18, 2012 at 6pm, celebrate Haitian Flag Day by donating clothing and personal hygiene items at the Helping Haiti Happy Hour: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Suggested donation is $10 and special happy hour deals are in effect. Info
May 18, 2012, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201) Click here to see event flyer. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Mathieu Eugene and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. To RSVP, call Councilmember Eugene’s District Office at (718) 287-8762 Info
May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE - New York City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, will join with Council Members James Sanders Jr. and Ruben Wills to host the Council’s annual Haiti Flag Day celebration at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School, 115-50 221st Street Info