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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!

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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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March 27th: The Promise of Haiti II | The Renaissance of Gingerbread Houses: Art & Architecture

02.17.15

Promise of Haiti logoJoin Friends of FOKAL for a special cocktail reception in support of FOKAL’s 20 year commitment to Haiti.  A Keynote address will be presented by H. E. Michèle Pierre-Louis, President of FOKAL and former Prime Minister of Haiti.

Friends of FOKAL will also showcase Gingerbread Paintings created by Eric Girault, Master Impressionist, and hold a silent auction.

Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 2015 | 6-8:30pm
Location: Medici Group | 215 Park Ave South
Corner of 18th St, Suite 1901 | New York NY, 10003
Take the L, N, Q, R, 4, 5 or 6 to 14th St Union Sq | Map
Admission: $100
Click here to purchase tickets!
**Business Attire

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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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November 14th | Lage Kò’w! A night of music, dancing and fun at the Carlton Hotel – by Jessica Tong, Communications and Outreach Intern

11.20.14

HCX held an evening of dancing and live drumming at the Carlton Hotel’s Millesime Bar, which brought our diverse community together to have a good time while supporting our organization. DJ Jephté Guillaume was invited to spin a mix of R&B classics, house music and rara infused beats while the sound of the drums echoed and filled the room with energy and life, thanks to Okai from Brown Rice Family, Atibon Legba, Jean Mary Brignol and Morgan Zwerlein.

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This intimate evening was a great way to launch our #GivingTuesday campaign.  In order to create momentum for this global day of giving, the HCX team set up a pledge table, encouraging everyone to lage kò’w, let loose, by taking pictures with props and signs celebrating their pledges to donate on #GivingTuesday.  Those who participated spread the word of their support by sharing their photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

HCX is largely funded by individuals — with over 40% of the budget coming from individual donors.  The evening at the Carlton was a great reminder of the power of grassroots philanthropic efforts.  Giving Tuesday efforts brought in $2,590 in donations from over 50 donors, which allowed the organization to raise nearly $6,500 for our year-end campaign. Thank you to all the donors, artists and guests!  Until next time…

Click here to look at more amazing photos!

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