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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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Ti Atis | Introducing Teaching Artist Riva Nyri Précil – by Tassiana Larochelle, HCX Fundraising Intern

04.26.15

Riva Precil

HCX is thrilled to introduce singer/songstress, Riva Nyri Précil as our newest teaching artist resident! Thanks to funding from Council Member Jumaane Williams administered by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Riva is partnering with us for a 10-week arts residency as part of our new “Ti Atis” program at P.S. 361 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.  This two-session arts residency seeks to expose 2nd grade students to traditional Haitian folkloric dance and will provide an introduction to Haiti’s oral history through storytelling and folk songs.  Riva has worked with HCX numerous times in the past as a performer and artist and we are eager to join forces with her in this new capacity.

Born in Brooklyn, Riva grew up in Haiti where she studied music, folkloric and modern dance, art, and theatre under some of the most important teachers of their genre.  She obtained a degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University in New Orleans and completed a Music Therapy internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She has had the opportunity to teach music, art, and movement to a wide variety of populations in diverse settings, such as day care centers, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, and middle schools. As a musician, Riva has performed at numerous venues including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Jazz Gallery, Atlantic Antic and Make Music New York festivals.  Riva recently released her latest album Perle de Culture. Click here to listen to her latest gem.

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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Sunday, May 17th | Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!

04.09.15

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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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HCX to Haiti, 2015

02.17.15

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In January 2015, HCX traveled to Haiti with a small group of people who were experiencing the country for the first time.  It was quite an experience!

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Click here to read more about what HCX Executive Director, Régine M. Roumain, had to say about the trip.
Click here to view photos of our trip!

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