Selebrasyon! | Libète/Freedom

Haiti Cultural Exchange is proud to announce our Second Biennial Selebrasyon! a festival of Haitian art and culture, showcasing the diversity, beauty and vitality of Haiti and its Diaspora – from the traditional to the modern.

Kick-off Party | Sunday, May 1st

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange for the kick-off of our Second Biennial Selebrasyon! featuring a DJ, live music, family arts activities, and a pop-up art exhibit of works on paper.

Lakou Mizik | Friday, May 6th

In partnership with 651 Arts & BRIC, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Lakou Mizik, a collective of Haitian musicians who are bringing new life to Haitian roots music with legends like master drummer Sanba Zao, and young stars like Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis.

Haitian Creative Series | Wednesday, May 11th

Join us for a film screening by Richard Louissaint in collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, featuring the Haitian Creative Series, an ongoing video and photo documentary project.

FiveMyles PLUS Space | Thursday, May 12th

Join us as we journey through a visual art exhibit featuring Nathalie Jolivert & Mahalia Stines at the FiveMyles PLUS Space. This is an ongoing exhibit with an opening night reception on Thursday, May 12th at 6pm.

Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! | Wednesday, May 18th

Come celebrate Haitian Flag Day with HCX atShapeshifter Lab, featuring Gashford Guillaume & Creole Fusion Ensemble, Anie Alerte, and Baz Twoubadou.

Tribute to Vivianne Gauthier | May 21st & 22nd

In collaboration with the Harlem School of the Arts, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents the New York Premiere of Angaje featuring Jean Appolon Dance Expressions and Kanu Dance Theater.

Lakou NOU Artist Residency Program

Application Closed

This project will provide four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, and Flatbush.

HCX Collaborations | Creative Aging Program at the Brooklyn Public Library

Haiti Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library for community members over 50 years of age, Creative Aging. Teaching artist, Riva Precil, will lead participants on a visual exploration of Haitian arts and culture through painting, collage, mask-making and beading.

HCX | Artist Directory

Introducing the HCX Artist Directory! An online platform showcasing diverse creative talents of the Haitian diaspora. Artists of all disciplines and levels of professional experience are welcome to join the HCX Artist Directory. By joining the directory, you will be part of a network of artists empowering themselves through their art and impacting communities.

HCX | Boutik

Make sure you check out the HCX | Boutik for fantastic items by Haitian artisans based in the US and Haiti! Featured merchandise include masks, mosaic bottles & paintings from Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, unique tobacco leaf houseware from the Artisan Business Network, Manny’s Sister vèvè totes and hand-dyed scarves, Gade Sa clutches, rare Haitian CDs, DVDs, and much more!

See Our Past Events!

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About Our Programs

We seek to enrich the cultural landscape of New York City by developing, presenting and promoting a wide array of quality visual and performing arts, as well as educational and public affairs programs including:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Youth Development
  • Artist Development
  • Public Forums
  • Community Building
  • Resources & Referrals
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