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February 28: 3rd Annual Haiti Cherie Pride. Love. and Commitment


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January 26: HCX | Collaboration: The Haiti Series


The Haiti Series

One Moore Book is a publisher and distributor of culturally sensitive children’s literature. Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Haiti Series–a collection of six stories that feature the vibrant culture and people of The Republic of Haiti.

The launch event will be an art exhibition of the work of artist Edouard Duval Carrié. The exhibited panels are also featured in Edwidge Danticat’s second children’s book, The Last Mapou, which will be published in this series.

The evening will host live music by Haitian musician Obed Jean-Louis who combines Haitian folk twobadou and roots sounds to create original soulful music that speaks to the world.

Each ticket sold will pay for the purchase and shipping of one book to a child in Haiti through a partnership with the LitWorld Organization. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Haiti Cultural Exchange, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.

Come out and enjoy a night of Haitian music, literature and art.

Open Wine Bar & live music by Obed Jean-Louis

To learn more about LitWorld, please visit their website at

WHERE: Space on White
81 White Street Google Map
New York, NY 10013
DATE/TIME: Saturday January 26th, 6-10pm

$40 Admission (Includes one book to take home and one book to be donated to the LitWorld organization)

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

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November 13: Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief


Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s dynamic arts organizations will present 10 minute samplings of the best they have to offer in dance, drama, music, spoken word, readings, and visual arts towards the Hope and Healing of our beloved BK.

Co-Organized by

Congressman-Elect Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblyman-Elect Walter T. Mosley, Councilwoman Letitia James, District Leader Renee Collymore and the 88th Precinct

Hosted by

Ralph McDaniels and Laurie Cumbo

Participating Arts Organizations include

ActNow Arts Foundation, Inc.
Alexandra Beller/Dances
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn featuring Dan Zanes
BOMB Magazine
Brooklyn Ballet
Brooklyn Music School
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Haiti Cultural Exchange
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
Irondale Ensemble Project
KowTeff African Dance Company
Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble
Mark Morris Dance Group
New York Writer’s Coalition
Noel Pointer Foundation
Purelements An Evolution in Dance
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company
Scenarios USA
SONYA (South of the Navy Yard Artists)
The Actors Fund Arts Center
The Town House Art Gallery
Urban Bush Women

All proceeds will be divided between REACHING OUT COMMUNITY SERVICES and RED HOOK INITIATIVE, Brooklyn-based charities directly involved in Sandy relief and recovery work in Coney Island and Red Hook.

The program will be broadcasted by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

Suggested donation at the door: $10

Cash bar and refreshments.

Be there, SPREAD THE WORD and show your love for Brooklyn!

For more information and to volunteer contact: Irondale at (718) 488-9233 or email Maria Knapp at


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October 22: LOVE+SERVE Haiti Benefit Concert ft Wynter Gordon, Bridget Kelly, Ronnie James


Come out to the Gramercy Theatre for LOVE + SERVE, a night of music, art & fashion to benefit the children of  Haiti featuring performances by Wynter Gordon, Bridget Kelly, Ronnie James and DJ Getlive and hosted by supermodels Dani Evans (America’s Next Top Model) and Monica Watkins (Ford Models).

Purchase your tickets to this fantastic concert with a cause!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to HAUP and Art in Motion. More info on both organizations is listed below the official LOVE + SERVE invite.

Love + Serve

About HAUP (Haitian-Americans United for Progress): HAUP is a not-for-profit community based organization that helps low-income families and individuals to live healthy and productive lives. HAUP was initially founded in 1975 to promote the welfare of Haitian refugees and immigrants. Since its founding in 1975 it has broadened its scope and reach to meet the needs of all its constituents regardless of nationality, ethnic origin or background. “We were elated to partner with Ford Model Monica Watkins, founder of Art in Motion, who has partnered with us in bringing much needed support to schoolchildren in Haiti through the Love and Serve program, our youth development initiative.” Elsie Accilien, Executive Director of HAUP

About Art In Motion: A movement created by model/artist/philanthropist, Monica Watkins, to discover and give a voice to incredible young talents from the inner-city who have a burning desire to be a part of something greater than themselves. Our mission is to seek out and nurture young, disadvantaged artists to grow, thrive, and effect positive change in the world through visual and performance art. Collectively, Monica and her kids have raised thousands of dollars for Housing Works, GEMS and Stoked Mentoring in NYC, The Diakonos Orphanage and Art Day Celebration in Haiti, and Doctors Without Borders for the Japan Disaster Relief Effort.

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