Bazaar Kreyòl: a Haitian holiday market takes root in Brooklyn – by Jessica Tong, Communications and Outreach Intern

Bazaar Kreyol recap picIn partnership with the Haitian-American Coalition, HCX held this first annual event on Saturday, December 6th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flatbush Brooklyn.  As people rushed indoors to keep from getting soaked by the downpour, Bazaar Kreyòl, suddenly became a sanctuary where people could enjoy artisanal items, delicious Haitian patties, live drumming, and holiday arts & crafts.  Okai from Brown Rice Family filled the air with his traditional Haitian drum beats; joined by dancers Tracy Pierre of Ayisyen se Ayiti and Gelan Lambert. The music flowed from the stage into the audience as people danced and grooved while shopping for hand-made jewelry, organic soaps, candles, books and t-shirts.  A special HCX holiday photo booth created the perfect atmosphere for face painted children and parents to take home a personal keepsake, while the craft table was filled with kids making holiday decorations for most of the afternoon.

Cassie's creations at BK Tracy & Okai at BK Haitian Patties at BK
Facepainters at BK Diasporic CS at BK Luke polaroid pic

Thanks to HCC for their partnership and to all the volunteers, vendors, and community members who joined us for our first ever holiday market.  Take a look at some photos and don’t forget to continue to Shop Haiti this holiday season!

To view more pictures from Bazaar Kreyòl, click here!

VENDORS:
Antz Mary Mathiew
Ayisyen se Ayiti
Brooklyn Loves Haiti
Brown Rice Family Shop
Boots and Glasses Brigade
Cassie’s Creations
Dawomey
Dare To Be Unique
HCX Boutik
Ki.ne.sis
Nadege Fleurimond

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
Advantage Care
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Associate Professor Isabelle Barriere: Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at LIU
CAMBA
Community Development International (CDI)
Diaspora Community Services
Haitian-American Community Coalition
Haitian Creole Language Institute
NYC Prek for All
Shirlette Thompson: Face Painter

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