Eight years ago, Flatbush resident Shelley Worrell began thinking about ways to combine her passion for the Caribbean, its history and culture for the residents of Brooklyn. 

What was created was CARIBBEING, a thriving cultural organization that stands at the crossroads of Caribbean film, art, culture and commerce. Now in its seventh year, CaribBeing has grown into a global movement and serves as a culturally relevant hub for creative collaborations with some of the Caribbean’s most visionary talent and innovative brands.

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Photo: CaribBeing

What started off as an experiment, transformed into a collection of beautiful things that you can wear, use and incorporate in everyday life, said Worrell. 

If you haven’t yet had a chance to experience CaribBeing, during this holiday season, join CaribBeing for its third edition of their Caribbean Holiday Market Experience, located at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, in Downtown Brooklyn.

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Photo: CaribBeing

This is a unique opportunity to shop for handcrafted and one-of-a kind items from several favorite Caribbean makers and artisans offering a range of food, beauty, jewelry, and hand-crafted goods.

The market also features weekly “meet the makers” events and food samplings.


  • December 4 – December 29, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am-8pm
  • Monday, December 23 11am-8pm
  • Tuesday, December 24, 11am-4pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Featured vendors at this year’s CaribBeing Holiday Market Pop-Up include:
  • 84 Gem (African-inspired statement jewelry)
  • Shaquanda Will Feed You (Drag Queen Hot Sauce)
  • Breukelen Rub Spice Co. (artisanal spice blends)
  • NaturalAnnie Essentials (soy candles and natural skincare)
  • Perry Boyce (room spray and candles)
  • Spicegrove Roselle (sorrel)
  • Art Matenwa (Haitian ornaments and drapeaus)
  • Hunterhue (jewelry and artwork)
  • L’Enchanteur (Jewelry)
  • AVALAH (bath and body)
  • Museum Hue (pins)
  • CaribBeing (signature products including sweatshirts, totes, holiday food boxes, and more)


In Caribbean culture, “to lime” is to hang out, gather, and socialize.

During the CaribBeing Holiday Market Experience, “Lime w/Makers” and learn about their artisan products on Thursdays, Sundays, and select Saturdays. Programs include food and beverage tastings, workshops, and meet-and-greets with the owners of each business.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 (5:30PM-7:30PM) Museum Hue (Social Hour)

Saturday, December 21, 2019 (1PM-3PM) Spicegrove Roselle (Beverage Tasting)

Sunday, December 22, 2019 (2PM-4PM) Spicegrove Roselle (Beverage Tasting)

Thursday December 26, 2019 (5:30PM-7:30PM) Kwanzaa Lime (Workshop by Tiara Torres)

Sunday, December 29, 2019 (2PM-4PM) Perry Boyce (Candle-Making Workshop)

The event is free, but to register, go here.

Not in the big apple? We are excited to announce you can now shop online for these unique handcrafted goods here.

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