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August 2006 West Indian Celebration – Hartford, CT

“A City Celebrates 44 years of West Indian Independence”

Thursday, August 3 5-9pm
BLOOMFIELD CARIBBEAN CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA Bloomfield Town Green, 800 Bloomfield Ave. Featuring Steel Band, Calypso, Reggae, Stilt Walkers, Dancers, Food and Crafts of the Caribbean. FREE

Saturday, August 5 11-8pm
TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN AND JERK FESTIVAL – Riverfront Plaza in downtown Hartford. Experience the
allure of our culture, the tantalizing rhythms of Caribbean music and the delectable tastes of Caribbean cuisine. Taste our exotic dishes, jam to steel pan and reggae music, play a game of dominos or test your flexibility under the limbo stick. FREE

Saturday, August 5 6pm-2am
44TH INDEPENDENCE BALL & TRIBUTE TO CARIBBEAN NATIONS Hilton Hartford Hotel, 315 Trumbull St. Full
Caribbean Buffet. Music by New Release Band & Merritone, Winston Blake, from Jamaica. Honorees
include : Carmen Boudier, Attorney Andrew R. Crumbie, Lancelot Gordon Sr., Patricia Kelly, Donovan Longmore,
Carlos Lopez, Dr. Milla Riggio, & Joseph Victor. $65.00

Sunday, August 6 10:45am
THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE @ New Testament Church of God, Rev. Jocelyn Williams,339 Blue Hills Ave., Hartford. Meet and greet following service. FREE

Sunday, August 6 1-7 pm
YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION @ KENEY PARK Barbour Area- Featuring sports, recreation, entertainment, and activities for youth. FREE

Thursday, August 10 5-9 pm
WINDSOR TOWN GREEN The Town of Windsor is invited to join a Caribbean Concert on the Green featuring
dance performances, Caribbean music and entertainment. FREE

Saturday, August 12 12-6 pm
West Indian Carnival Parade: Vibrancy of steel, costume, music systems, floats, stilt walkers, clowns,
drill teams & marching units. Bushnell Park Event: 12-5pm FREE Fullerbrush Parking Lot: 3-6pm FREE

Saturday, August 12 7 pm
Gospel Concert-True Life Ministries. 235 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford – Rev. Alford Miller COST

Saturday, August 12 9 pm
Last Lap Celebration at Vibez Uptown, 9 pm-2 am In the main ballroom Direct from Jamaica, Fab 5, the #1
Caribbean Dance Band. (860) 306-1693 In the Club Section-Haitian Kompa band D-Tay (860)690-9182

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