Brown Rice Family

20140319075959-Selebrasyon_montage_v2Get ready for the opening ceremony of New York City’s first, official citywide annual celebration of Haitian arts and culture! Selebrasyon!

Sponsored by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, a non-profit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people, the festival seeks to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York City and build awareness, appreciation and conversation around the Haiti of NOW.

Brown Rice Family
Brown Rice Family

The festival kicks off on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with an opening night celebration and will continue for six weeks, culminating on June 30, during Caribbean Heritage Month.

Selebrasyon! Opening Night
Saturday, May 17, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238

Poet Michle Voltaire Marcelin

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange for a special evening of support for Selebrasyon! featuring performances by Brown Rice Family and Michle Voltaire Marcelin, an art installation unveiling by Engels, a culinary demonstration and hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a special kick off toast, exclusive raffle prizes and more!


Click here to purchase tickets!

Limited availability tickets MUST be secured in advance. Purchase tickets online or RSVP here to pay at the door.

Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!
Sunday, May 18, 12:00noon – 6:00pm
Parkside Plaza | Ocean Ave & Parkside Ave on Prospect Park | Brooklyn, NY 11225Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 12.19.46 PM

A free outdoor celebration of Haitian culture with live music, traditional drumming, crafts, food, and dance workshops with CUMBE.

Cumbe Dance class
Cumbe Dance class

Music by DJ Sabine Blaizin, Jocelyne Dorisme, and Nadne LaFond. FREE kids Haitian Flag Day crafts! Marketplace featuring Haitian & Afro-Diaspora artisan items & local businesses Raffle prizes! Giveaways! And more!

With co-hosts Rodneyse Bichotte, 42nd District Leader and State Committee Woman, poet Mr. Jeff Dess, Jeff Lindor, Elsie Saint-Louis of HAUP, and Carine Jocelyn of Diaspora Community Services.

Admission is free! 

Click here for the full festival calendar! 

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  1. Thanks for this! I will be sharing and reposting this amazing weekend of Haiti’s rich cultural beauty and wonder!!

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