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Selebrasyon! will be the first of its kind in New York. This festival will bring Haitian, Caribbean, and wider New York communities together to experience Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual art in venues across the city!

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Mutation X062 | Installation & Performance
June 20 | 7 – 9pm
FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY

Experimental digital and performance artist Maksaens Denis will perform Mutation X062 with dancers Gelan Lambert and Loubentz Raphael accompanied by electro-acoustic composer Didier Sylvain. Denis will discuss his career while sharing insights on his digital media technique. More info…

 

 

Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs
June 21 | 4 – 5pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum | 145 Brooklyn Ave | Brooklyn, NY

Led by Wynnie Lamour, founder of the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York, families will experience dramatic retellings of classic Haitian tales & music in English and Creole that will incite a love of Haitian myth and color children’s dreams with wonder.

 

Selebrasyon! Open Studio Tours
June 22 | 1 – 5pm
122 Washington Ave | Brooklyn, NY

Visit the creative studios of Haitian and Haitian-American artists for an intimate opportunity to discuss their career, style, and inspiration. This week’s featured artists are Nadïne LaFond & Francks Deceus. More info…

 

 

Salon d’Haïti
June 22 | 5 – 8pm
Queens Museum | New York City Building
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park | Queens, NY

Presented in collaboration with PEN Haiti, PEN American Center & Akashic Books, authors from the U.S. and Haiti will share select readings and discuss their work. Featuring authors Katia D. Ulysse and Jean-Euphèle Milcé. More info…

 

 

Lakay se Lakay :: Home is Home : Haitian Electronic Artist Conversation Series
June 27 | 6:30 – 9pm
The Commons | 388 Atlantic Ave | Brooklyn, NY

A panel of Haitian & Haitian-American DJs share insight on their style and the role of Haitian traditional sounds in their mixes. Panelists are Val Jeanty, Richard Laurent (Earthman), Justin Hyppolite (Dj Deepjust Aquabeat), Marjory Smarth, and Gardy Girault. More info…

 

No Passport Party (NYC Edition)
June 28 | 9pm – 2am
DCTV Firehouse | 87 Lafayette St | New York, NY

Join HCX for the blowout finale of Selebrasyon! featuring Afrobeat & world sound fusion DJs Sabine Blaizin and Gardy Girault for an exclusive No Passport Party! More info…

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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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