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July 11th & 12th: A Haitian Art and Craft Fair: Bèl Bagay Lakay

06.03.15

The Haitian Network Group of Detroit (HNGD), in partnership with the Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Chicago and Madonna University, presents: A Haitian Art and Craft Fair: Bèl Bagay Lakay

Bèl Bagay Lakay will take place on July 11 and 12, 2015 in downtown Farmington, Michigan. This 2-day outdoor event is an opportunity to give the Farmington and Metro Detroit residents an opportunity to sample and experience the uniqueness of the Haitian culture through its art.

HNGD is seeking artists and artisans to present their work in various media, including oil painting, fiber, wood, photography, etc. Sponsorship opportunity is available for a limited number of exhibitors and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Although there is a very strong Haitian and Caribbean presence in Farmington and the neighboring cities, this event will not solely focus on catering to these groups. HNGD plans to take full advantage of the media to attract individuals from across the Metro Detroit area. The announcement about Bèl Bagay Lakay has been favorably received by the Farmington City Council. Additionally, an article written in local paper, the Farmington Observer has generated a lot of buzz within that community.

For more information about the Haitian Network Group of Detroit, please see our website: http://haitiannetworkdetroit.org or call 248-231-5767.

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2nd Annual Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern

05.18.15

Flag DayThe HCX community came to dance to the infectious beats of Dj Sabine Blaizin on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Celebrating the creation of the bicolor to the riveting sounds of drums, HCX held its second annual Flag Day at Parkside Plaza in Brooklyn. In partnership with the Arts & Culture Fest, the all day outdoor festival attracted an array of vendors ranging from local Haitian and Afro-Diaspora artists and artisans to “bon manje lakay” (great Haitian food).

The event was filled with activities (face painting, arts and crafts for kids, live drumming) and the unshakable spirit of the Haitian presence. Performances by Jocelyne Dorismé and Smax Music resonated throughout the plaza while the crowd grew as the day progressed. Dancing and more dancing in accordance to the Haitian genome. Later in the afternoon, a number of political figures showed their patronage to the organization and addressed the crowd, expressing how much the Haitian and Afro Diaspora continue to enhance the already vibrant community of Brooklyn: Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, and Council Member Jumaane Williams, to name a few.

Traditional Haitian vodou songs sung by the soulful, soothing voice of Riva Precil contrasted by Monvelyno’s sharp electric guitar and the rumbling of percussions filled the air as the festival came to a close.

After a great day of prideful festivities and invigorating vibrations, we’d like to thank all that came to celebrate with us. HCX continues to keep the Haitian culture moving and plans to bring you the best Haiti has to put forward.

 

Thank you to our supporters:

Diaspora Community Services, Council Member Jumaane Williams, the Embassy of Haiti, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Thank you to our participating vendors:

Blue Bee Bars

Eyes on Flatbush

Ettlerish Face Paintings

KADERIQUE LLC

Haitian-American United for Progress, IncFlatbush Dental Group

Harlem Karibe Take out corp

Cassie’s Creations & Fuljens Henry

Daowmey & Bamboo Art

Manny’s Sister

 

Click here to see photos from the event.

 

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Sunday, May 17th | Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!

04.09.15

Flag Day Banner

HCX invites you to Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!

May 18th is the day Haitians dedicate to celebrating the creation of the flag, sewn by Catherine Flon in 1803.  Communities in Haiti and throughout the Diaspora come together in prideful celebration!

On Sunday, May 17th HCX invites you to join us for our second annual Haitian Flag Day  Selebrasyon!  In partnership with the Arts & Culture Fest, this all day outdoor festival will take place at Parkside Plaza on Parkside and Ocean Avenues in Brooklyn.  Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and support local artists at our marketplace featuring Haitian and Afro-Diaspora artisans and local businesses.  With free outdoor activities including a DJ, live drumming, musical performances, food, dance workshops and FREE face painting and arts & crafts for kids.  Located at one of Brooklyn’s most travelled crossroads, we expect to attract over 1,000 people.  Confirmed participants include DJ Sabine Blaizin, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, and Council Member Jumaane Williams.

Click here if you are interested in becoming a
Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! vendor.

 

Click here to become an official
Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! volunteer.

 

Our 2015 Flag Day Selebrasyon! is supported by Diaspora Community Services, Council Member Jumaane Williams, and by Public Funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Last year’s Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! was a blast!  Jocelyne Dorismé and Nadïne LaFond got the crowd moving and children from the P.S. 189 Dance Ensemble showed off their new dance moves!

Parkside Plaza Children Flag Day Pic Atim Flag Day

Take a look at last year’s event by clicking here!

DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 17th | 12pm-6pm
LOCATION: Parkside Plaza | Ocean Ave & Parkside Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11225 Map
Take the Q train to Parkside Ave

DCA This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

 

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

12.17.14

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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