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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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Bazaar Kreyòl: a Haitian holiday market takes root in Brooklyn – by Jessica Tong, Communications and Outreach Intern

12.17.14

Bazaar Kreyol recap picIn partnership with the Haitian-American Coalition, HCX held this first annual event on Saturday, December 6th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flatbush Brooklyn.  As people rushed indoors to keep from getting soaked by the downpour, Bazaar Kreyòl, suddenly became a sanctuary where people could enjoy artisanal items, delicious Haitian patties, live drumming, and holiday arts & crafts.  Okai from Brown Rice Family filled the air with his traditional Haitian drum beats; joined by dancers Tracy Pierre of Ayisyen se Ayiti and Gelan Lambert. The music flowed from the stage into the audience as people danced and grooved while shopping for hand-made jewelry, organic soaps, candles, books and t-shirts.  A special HCX holiday photo booth created the perfect atmosphere for face painted children and parents to take home a personal keepsake, while the craft table was filled with kids making holiday decorations for most of the afternoon.

Cassie's creations at BK Tracy & Okai at BK Haitian Patties at BK
Facepainters at BK Diasporic CS at BK Luke polaroid pic

Thanks to HCC for their partnership and to all the volunteers, vendors, and community members who joined us for our first ever holiday market.  Take a look at some photos and don’t forget to continue to Shop Haiti this holiday season!

To view more pictures from Bazaar Kreyòl, click here!

VENDORS:
Antz Mary Mathiew
Ayisyen se Ayiti
Brooklyn Loves Haiti
Brown Rice Family Shop
Boots and Glasses Brigade
Cassie’s Creations
Dawomey
Dare To Be Unique
HCX Boutik
Ki.ne.sis
Nadege Fleurimond

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
Advantage Care
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Associate Professor Isabelle Barriere: Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at LIU
CAMBA
Community Development International (CDI)
Diaspora Community Services
Haitian-American Community Coalition
Haitian Creole Language Institute
NYC Prek for All
Shirlette Thompson: Face Painter

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Ti Atis | Introducing Teaching Artist Maxine Montilus – by Jessica Tong, Communications and Outreach Intern

09.25.14

shocphoto_maxine_634-Edit_web_We are excited to have Maxine join the HCX team where she will be teaching a 10-week arts residency, Creative Expression Through Movement, at PS 189 The Bilingual Center, as part of our Ti Atis program held in collaboration with HAUP’s after-school program for middle-school students.

Maxine Montilus is a native of Brooklyn and a first-generation Haitian-American. Maxine has a B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance from The University of the Arts, and an M.A. in Arts Management from City University London. As a dancer, Maxine is currently a member of KaNu Dance Theater and Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, and has performed with Ase Dance Theatre Collective and Balasole Dance Company. Maxine is also a 2014 EMERGENYC artist with New York University’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. Maxine has presented work at the “Being Bushified!” culture and community series hosted by Urban Bush Women, The Actors Fund Arts Center, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Dance New Amsterdam, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and the inaugural Rex Nettleford Arts Conference in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2014, she choreographed for BallyBeg Production’s third play and Equity-approved showcase, “The Taste Of It“. Maxine has also had a long career in arts education, and has coordinated programs for healthcare facilities, public schools and individual nonprofit arts organizations.

We are thrilled to partner with HAUP, an organization with a long history of service and commitment to our communities, to continue our ongoing commitment to the children of PS 189.

Join us on October 4th as we celebrate HAUP‘s 39th Anniversary! CLICK HERE for more information.

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Archive : Selebrasyon! New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture

07.17.14

Selebrasyon program coverConsisting of forty days worth of Haitian arts & culture, this large-scale Haitian arts festival was the first of its kind in New York City. With 22 events presenting the works of artists residing in New York, Haiti, and other parts of the Diaspora Haiti Cultural Exchange brought together over 100 modern and traditional artists, a majority of whom were emerging or unknown and whose work represents their extreme talent and innovation.

Kicking off with Selebrasyon! Opening Night and the Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! all the way to the No Passport Party finale, the festival gave artists a platform to present what’s cutting edge in Haitian art and offered nearly 4,000 participants an opportunity to experience their craft and engage with our community. Selebrasyon! could not have been possible without YOU! HCX extends our thanks to all of the artists, attendees and institutions that helped create the memorable moments that made Selebrasyon! a dynamic showcase of Haitian heritage.

To view a full list of the Selebrasyon! Community & Media Partners, Sponsors, and to learn more about Selebrasyon! CLICK HERE!

See what Caribbean Life had to say about Selebrasyon!
To view the full Selebrasyon! program, CLICK HERE!
To see photos from Selebrasyon!, CLICK HERE!
For videos of the festival,CLICK HERE!

 

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