September 22, 2019

Martin: Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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By Melissa Martin Start planning a party for the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Listen to the sounds of reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba and zouk music during the merrymaking. And dance. Sip a tropical concoction and feast on seafood. Caribbean Heritage Month commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the […]

Caribbean fest expands this year with a wider focus on food, music, culture

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BY SARAH RAVITS From The Advocate Celebrating the deep roots of “the northernmost Caribbean city,” NOLA Caribbean Festival is back for the seventh year with a more regional focus and a full slate of cuisine, music, dance and culture. Founder and organizer Joel Hitchcock Tilton has spent the past year rebranding and expanding the festival, […]

Caribbean heritage month closes

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Caribbean heritage month closes out with day long spectacular fest By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the end of Caribbean Heritage Month at Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 29. The indoor and outdoor festival turned the building’s vestibule and Columbus Park Plaza into a hub honoring Caribbean culture […]

Public Advocate presents Caribbean Heritage Month Proclamations

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By Tangerine Clarke From Caribbean Life Public Advocate of the City of New York, Letitia James presented proclamations to Caribbean nationals, and citizens of Caribbean descent, during a recent Caribbean Heritage Month reception in the David Dinkins municipal building, in Manhattan. Grenadian national, Carlisle Paul, a trustee and NY District Council of Carpenters Delegate, who […]

Caribbeing House reopens with a new look

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life They’re back and with a new look. The Flatbush Ditmas Park-based cultural center Caribbeing House is open again after its winter hiatus. The center which officially re-opened in April, is also sporting a new look leaving its signature red color behind for a metallic gold. The change of color […]