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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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March 7th: Tayno Radio and Kinanm Resturant present Prince Guetjens

02.10.15

Slide1Tayno Radio and Kinanm Resturant present Prince Guetjens in Concert.

Saturday, March 7th from 7pm-10pm.

LOCATION: Kinanm Restaurant | 856 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY | Map
ADMISSION: $20

To purchase tickets, please email Princeguetjens@gmail.com or call (718) 578 – 5554

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February 7th & 8th: AfroCROWD – Intro to Wikimedia & How to Edit Wikipedia 101

01.28.15

Afrocrown logo

Against the backdrop of Black History Month, this workshop seeks to further the International Decade for People of African Descent’s development and education goals and Wikimedia’s goal of increasing its reach. Technology companies Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Twitter have recently reported that their workforce is 2% Black,  a figure non-proportionate to the 13% of Blacks living in the United States.  The Black Twitter phenomenon shows that Afrodescendants have successfully capitalized on social media as an organizing tool.  Exposing more Afrodescendants to Wikimedia has the potential to take this foray a step further and open up a gateway into actual careers in the technology field. Beyond it all workshop participants will find that editing Wikipedia alone or as a group is a constructive and rewarding way to build community, network and spend time online.

The workshops will be the first in a series of activities by Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD), a new initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. The workshops are open to all Afrodescendants including but not limited to individuals who self-identify as African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Biracial, Black, Black-American, Caribbean,  Garifuna, Haitian or West Indian.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

 

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