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June 2007 Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebrations Listing For The United States

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When: Sunday, June 10th, 3 – 6 p.m.
What: Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to be honored at Caribbean American Heritage celebration in Northern California
Where: Waterfront Plaza Hotel, 10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA
Contact Info: Shorron Levy, 510- 382-1400, [email protected] or Darrin Thurman,
510- 910-4038, [email protected]

When: Saturday, June 23rd
What: Caribbean Heritage Organization Salutes Hollywood & the Arts at Gala
Celebration: Honoring Suzanne de Passe
Where: The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Contact Info: 310-599-0002


When: Saturday, June 9th, 2:30 p.m.
What: Edwidge Danticat will read from her latest novel “Breath, Eyes, Memory” which will be followed by a discussion and book signing.
Where: Broward County Library Services, at the South Regional campus at 7300 Pines Boulevard, Hollywood, Florida, 33029

When : June 1-30
What: ONE BOOK ONE CARIBBEAN: Community-wide Celebration of Reading
BREATHE, EYES, MEMORY by Edwidge Danticat Haitian born novelist Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory is the book recommended by the Caribbean Consular Corp to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month through reading. The main theme in the plot centers on love and the sacrifices we make in its name. Breath, Eyes and Memory broadens the mind of readers to highlight other stories of Love, courage, struggles and finally triumph of the human spirit.
Contact Info: For information call 954-357-7478

When: Saturday, June 9 th, 7.00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m.
What: A Tribute to Great Caribbean-Americans by Geoffrey Philp at the The Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of Florida Annual Dinner
Where: The Miramar Civic Center, 6920 SW 35th Street, Miramar, FL 33023
Contact Info: Geoffrey Philp PH: 786-556-7192

When: Sunday, June 10, 2007, 1:30pm
What: Launching of Bridges to Memory A Poetry Collection Exploring the Connection between History, Memory & Culture With Educator and author, Dr. Marva McClean
Where: Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3938 N. Miami Avenue in the Miami Design District
She will also read from Bridges to Memory at the Broward County South Regional Library during Caribana celebrations on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 P.M. and at the North Miami Beach Public Library on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 6:30 P.M.
For further information visit www.bridgestomemory.com

When: Friday, June 15, 2007, 6pm
With the Mr. Lucius Thomas, Commissioner of Police
Where: Miramar City Hall, located at the corner of Red Road and Hiatus Road
Directions: Go to http://www.commdev.miramar-fl.gov/cityclerk/location.html
Commissioner Thomas will address the Community on the issue of crime and violence,
and plans, present and future to deal with this issue in Jamaica. There will also be an
opportunity for persons to ask questions.

When: Saturday, June 16th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
What: Jamaican Diaspora Storytelling
What: A celebration of Jamaican children stories – old and new. Introduce your kids to
a little Jamaican culture in our rich history of storytelling. Author Kellie Magnus
will make a special appearance for a private reading of her book – “Little Lion At
Bat.” Classics such as Anansi will also be presented.
Where: African American Research Library (2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort. Lauderdale, FL 33311)
Contact Info: 954.625.2800 & Cathy Kleinhans, Membership Chair/Jampact S. Florida 954-709-4780
A collaboration of Jamaica Impact – South Florida Chapter (http://www.jampact.org/southflorida/) and the Jamaica Diaspora Board

When: Saturday, June 16th, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
What: Jamaican Diaspora Southern US Celebrity-Media Mini-Sports & Health Awareness Day
With Eddy Edwards and Marlon Hill – www.wtps1080am.com
Where: Delevo Park
African American Research Library
2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Featuring local celebrities and media competing in nostalgic sports games like three-legged race, egg & spoon race, backward sprints, relays Also featuring health awareness information from the North Broward Hospital District
For more information, call 786-349-2584 or email [email protected]

When: Saturday, June 16th, 2pm
What: Grand Opening Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill and the unveiling of our new prototype store
Where: Inverrary Falls, 5967 W Oakland Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33314

When: Saturday, June 16th, 8pm
What: Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida Annual Ball
Where: Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton Hotel
1870 Griffin Road, Dania Beach
Contribution: $65
Guest speaker: Mr. Lucius Thomas, Jamaica’s commissioner of police
Entertainment by: Winston “Merrytone” Blake, O.D.,
Sky Force Disco
For more information call: John T (954) 347-3237 OR Malachi Smith (305) 302-5365

When: Saturday, June 16th, 8pm
What: Horace Forbes presents A Pre-Father’s day Gala
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
Featuring: Jerry “The Ice Man” Butler with his Band, Boris Gardiner, Byron Lee and the
Dragonnaires, and Mike Aitcheson (MC)
For more information, 305-439-3589
Or for tickets go to www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com

When: Saturday, June 16th, 9 pm
What: 2nd Annual JüneFest
Where: Chakra Lounge 15 Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Featuring: Code Red Band, Erol Josue, Lost Herederos, DJ spinning Calypso, Zouk, R&B, Hip Hop, Special appearance by Inner Circle, Chef Creole, and others
Attire: Miami Chic / Hamptons Chic
Cost (Advanced Tickets): General Admission – $30.00; VIP – $50.00
For additional information please visit www.carubbeanlife.com or you may contact Creativas Group (305) 968-2384 (305) 444-3039 and via email at: [email protected] for
media coverage, interviews, and sponsorship information.

When: Saturday, June 16th, 8 pm
What: Amigos For Kids Miami Celebrity Domino Night ’07
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Admission: $150.00
For more information and tickets – call 305-279-1155 or

When: Sunday, June 17, 2007, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.
What: Cascade Jamaica Medical Mission Father’s Day Brunch
Where: Briarwood Clubhouse
3465 Broken Woods Drive, Coral Springs
Featuring the best of Jamaican brunch cuisine
Donation: $20.00 – all proceeds towards the Medical Mission
For more information, call Dr. Beverley Nelson Curtis, 954-551-9962 or [email protected]

When: Sunday, June 17, 2007, 7pm
What: Singers in Action Fathers Day Tribute with Sanchez
Where: Revolution
200 E Broward Boulevard, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Doors open 7pm
Admission: $35 after June 1: $45
Performing Live: Sanchez, Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody, Tony Curtis, Nanko, and the Chronic Band Part proceeds to benefit basic schools in Clarendon, Air Jamaica Kids Club and Jamaica United Relief Association children charities
For more information call: 954-437-6987 or 954-432-1312

When: Sunday June 17, 2007, 9 pm
Under the distinguished patronage of Kara-Ann Boyne, Miss Florida Caribbean 2006
Where: Broward Main Library Auditorium
100 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale

When: June 17th -19th
What: Caribbean Hotel Association presents its Annual Caribbean Hospitality
Conference which evolves, gives way to more streamlined meeting
Where: Hyatt Regency hotel, Miami, Florida
Contact Info: http://www.caribbeanhotelassociation.com/CHTC.html

When: Wednesday, June 20th, 8 p.m.
What: Book signing/reading for Mr. Anthony Gambrill’s new book “In Search of the
Buccaneers” by Anthony Gambrill. Mr. Gambrill has been the publisher of Air
Jamaica’s “SkyWritings” for the last 30 years. The book takes is a historical
journey following the Buccaneers that roamed the Caribbean Seas in the late 1600s.
It takes readers to Port Royal, Totugas, etc.
Where: Books & Books (Coral Gables) 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables – 305.442.4408
Contact Info: http://booksandbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp;jsessionid=abcma5roeyfvqcxFFN8ir?s=storeevents&eventId=341389

When: Saturday, June 23, 2007, 7pm
What: Experience Aviation World Flight Adventure Gala
Celebrating the Return of Barrington Irving
Where: Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens
Contribution: $125
For tickets and more information, call 305-537-9291 or visit www.experienceaviation.org
When: Saturday, June 23, 2007, 7pm
What: Caribbean Cultural Coalition presents A Lil Bit of Jazz
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
Featuring: Ginou Oriol, Moody D. Jean Coxe
For more information, 954-254-3749 or email [email protected]
Tickets at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com

When: Sunday, June 24, 2007, 5pm
What: Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
For more information – go to www.missjamaicaflorida.com

When: Tuesday, June 26, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
What: HOT 105FM Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month
Saluting South Floridian Caribbean Americans in Business, community, and Volunteer
Leadership Roles.
Where: Sheraton Cypress Creek in Broward County
For more information, go to www.hot105fm.com

When: Saturday, June 29, 10 am-5 pm.
Where: South Regional/BCC Library
7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl
The Student Leadership Conference is a critical component of the Institute for Caribbean
Studies (ICS). The conference will explore issues relating to the development of leaders for tomorrow and the complex sets of behavior requirements. The intersection of leadership and knowledge at the practical level will be explored through cross-generation interactions of students, leaders, educators and other members of our communities.

When: Saturday June 30th, 10.30 a.m.
What: Out Of Many One People Celebration and Anancy Celebration is a Caribbean inter-active childrens’ play date and presented by jamroppo Productions and sponsored by Jamaicans.com. and Kara’s Jamaican & Chinese Restaurant. Caribbean children games and songs will performed by the Jamaica Folk Revue. Special Guest is Geoffrey Philp and scheduled for a Book Launch and reading of “Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories.”
Where: Kara’s Jamaican & Chinese Restaurant, 8120 Pines Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33024
Admission: Free!!!
Contact Info: Cathy Kleinhans – 954-709-4780, [email protected] and Xavier Murphy – [email protected] / 954.432-5828

When: Sunday, June 30, 11am – 8pm
What: Fiesta Puerto Rico Free Outdoor Festival
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
Featuring: 5th Avenue Latin Band with Juan Rivera, Los Pleneros De Borinquen, El Kynto Elemento, Tamboricua, Justin Phillips, The Zumba Show, Salsabor Dancers, Angel Santiago, food & drinks of Puerto Rico, and much more.
For more information and tickets, call 9540344-5990 or go to www.wedevents.net

What: Patrick Brown’s Cutie & The Freak featuring Oliver Samuels
When: Saturday, June 23 Hillsborough Community College – Tampa, Florida
When: Sunday, June 24 The Plaza Theatre – Orlando
When: Friday, June 29 German American Social Club – Southwest Miami-Dade
When: Saturday, June 30 North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center
When: Sunday, July 01 Coral Springs Center for the Arts
The King of Caribbean Comedy is joined by a talented supporting cast in the Jamaican remake of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast. This is another hilarious gem by writer Patrick Brown, which is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone and entertain with a message.
For information call 305-405-2712 or Visit our website – http://www.caribbeanriddims.com



When: Friday, June 1st, 12 noon
What: Press Conference
Where: Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington Street, Atlanta

When: Friday, June 1st, 6 – 10 p.m.
What: Opening Reception
Where: Atlanta City Hall Atrium, 55 Trinity Street, Downtown Atlanta
Co-Sponsor: Belizean & Friends Association)

When: Saturday, June 2nd, 6 p.m.
What: Gospelfest
Where: Divine Faith Ministries, 9800 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro
Co-Sponsor: Javan Music Productions, Inc.

When: Saturday, June 2nd, 6 p.m.
What: Caribbean Cultural Variety Concert
Where: Royal Hall, Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 2005 S. Columbia Place, Decatur
Co-Sponsors: Atlanta Caribbean Association In The Grenada-Atlanta Association

When: Friday, June 8th, 7 p.m.
What: Symposium Crossing CulturesCaribbean Music in the American South
Where: The Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta

When: Saturday, June 9th, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 12 noon – 3 p.m.
What: Interfaith Celebration, “The Many Faiths of the Caribbean”
Where: Royal Hall, 2005 S. Columbia Place, Decatur

When: Saturday, June 16th, 2 – 5 p.m.
What: Forum at State Capitol, Election Monitoring in the Caribbean by a Carter Center
Representative (Trade & Investment Opportunities: Guyana and the Caribbean)
Where: 206 Washington Street, Atlanta

When: Saturday, June 16th, 12 noon – 9 p.m.
What: 2nd Symposium on Haiti-Bringing Haitians and Friends of Haiti Together
Where: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Presented by Haitian Community Relations, Inc.

When: Saturday, June 16th, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
What: Forum on “Election Monitoring in the Caribbean” headlined by a
representative from the Carter Center followed by a discussion on “Trade
and Investment Opportunities: Guyana and the Caribbean.”
Where: The Georgia State Capital at 206 Washington Street

When: Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
What: Caribbean Meet & Greet 07 and Caribbean Art Show
Where: City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta
(Presented by Trinidad & Tobago Association of Georgia)

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
What: Business Opportunities Seminar
Where: Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Guyana Association of Georgia will host its 5th Annual Tea Party and Fashion Show
Where: Cathedral at Chapel Hill, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Guyana Association of Georgia will host its 5th Annual Tea Party and Fashion Show
Where: Cathedral at Chapel Hill, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur

When: Saturday, June 30th, 8 p.m.
What: Closing Awards Banquet & Silent Auction, Guest speaker: Dr. The Hon. Una
Clarke, CD, D.Litt. (Honoree: Georgia State Representative Billy Mitchell,
Entertainment by Vocalist Julie Dexter)
Where: The Airport Marriott, 4711 Best Road, College Park, GA 30337

Other activities include a National Essay Writing Competition for high school students in Atlanta, DeKalb & Clayton Counties, book signings, sporting activities and a National Student Leadership Conference.
For more information, visit www.gacaribbeanamericanheritage.org or call Trevor Pearson at 404-437-0366


What: MidwestCaribbean Network & Jazmyn’s Restaurant invites you to
Friday, June 1, 2007
Jazmyn’s Jerk Chicken
1164 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL
7:30 pm – midnite
Come join the Evanston Cricket Club and regular restaurant patrons who come out to Drop 6 Love every opportunity they get!!! For more information call Jazmyn’s 847-570-4811 or
Deon at 847-644-0871.

What: AA-A Insurance Group & Insurance Brokers, Inc in association with Midwest Caribbean Network presents
The 4th Annual Spring into Summer
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Meadows Golf Club
2802 123rd Street
Blue Island, IL
A fun-filled afternoon of Golf, Dominoes & Music to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month June 2007. Net proceeds to benefit Chicago Concerned Jamaicans (CCJ) and The Jamaican Carifete Committee (JCC).
Golf registration: noon; Domino Tournament Registration: 1 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm.
Golf Package $100.00 Dinner Package: $45.00 (both package includes Dinner & Open Bar.
For more information Contact: Calvin Boswell 773-298-9613 Deon Lopez 847-644-0871
Herbert Witter 773-338-2886or Marcia Archbold 773-693-8000or any CCJ or JCC member for tickets.

What: Maureen Brown Singing Ministry Album Launch
“The Answer Is Jesus”
June 2, 2007
Temple Menorah
7350 N. California
Chicago, IL
Tickets: $20/in advance $25/at the door. For more info call 773-603-8448

What: Los Pleneros de Severo
June 6, 2007
OldTownSchool of Music
4544 N. Lincoln AvenueChicago, IL
8:00 pm
One of the premiere groups of APITO Centro Cultural de Puerto Rico, Los Pleneros de Severo Quiñónez has taken traditional Puertorican Plena music and created a supremely energetic and powerful sound.
Call 773-728-6000 for more information

What: A Night to Cherish – A Dinner & Concert to Beneifit Sonje Ti Moun Yo
June 9, 2007
Remember The Children
Featuring Farah Juste
Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL
Donation: $50.00
Doors open at 7:00 pm. For more info call 773-761-8048

What: Puerto Rican Parde Committee presents Fiestas Puertorriquenas
June 12 – 17, 2007
Humboldt Park
1400 N. Sacremento Blvd
June 12 – 15, 20074pm -10 pm
June 16 -17, 2007 1pm – 10 pm
For more info call 773-292-1414or visit them on the web: www:prparadechicago.com

Friday, June 15, 2007
House of Blues
Chicago, IL
Showtime: 9:00 pm
Contact: The House of Blues for more information at www.hob.com


What: The Windy City Islanders brings you
The 4th Annual All Inclusive West Indian Picnic
Saturday, June 16, 2007
207 E. Oneida Avenue
Bartlett, IL
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Call 708-596-5650for more information

What: Puerto Rican Day Parade
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Columbus from Balbo to Monroe
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
For more information Contact: Julio Cruz 773-292-1414

What: VIP Events 10th Annual Caribbean American Boat Cruise
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Aboard The Odssey
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
Boarding at 11:30 pm. Cruising from MIDNITE – 4:00 am. FOUR COUNT THEM 4 Floors of Non Stop Partying
Contact: VIP ENTERTANMENT for more information: 847-424-0337or visit the website: www.vipreggaevibes.com

What: Caribbean Association of Midwest American & The MidwestCaribbean Network presents
The Search for An Idol – Caribbean Talent Show Auditions – North Side
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Bar 134
2345 W. Belmont (Corner of Belmont & Western)
Chicago, IL
4:00 pm. – 8:00 p.m.
Visit the website at www.caribeilanz.com – click on the link – Caribbean Idol and down load the application packet and Talent show rules. For more information call 773-604-1603or send an email to: [email protected]

In honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Bar 134
2345 W. Belmont (Corner of Belmont & Western) Chicago, IL
8:00 pm. – 2:00 a.m.
Music by: Chicago’s own DJ Boom Champion Bostic and Milwaukee’s DJ Ieesha Robinson
Admission: $5.00. Must be 21 With a valid ID
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The GT Posse & The Harvey Connection hosts
The 17th Annual Friends & Family West Indian Picnic
Sunday, June 24, 2007
The Oakhill East Pavillion
2600 W. 171st Street
Hazel Crest, IL
12 noon – 9:00 pm.
Free to the public. We supply the music and trash bags – YOU bring your family and food and get ready to meet some old friends and make some new ones.

Cricket Season Begins for The Evanston Cricket Club
Sunday June 24, 2007 through September 2007
James Park
Corners of Dodge Avenue and Mulford (just south of Oakton)Evanston, IL
Noon until dusk. . Contact: Ms. Hopie 847-328-4863or Ms. Deta 847-866-6619

MidwestCaribbean Network presents Meet & Greet North Side
Yaard Style – Part 1
Friday, June 29, 2007
Insurance Brokers, Inc
7547 N. Rogers (just west of 6 corners behind the bakery)
Chicago, IL
Hor’s devours provided by our host
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Admission: Your Business Card


The Evanston Cricket Club presents Bowling For Knowledge – Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Venue to be announced
Call Ms. Hopie at 847-328-4863or Ms. Deta 847-866-6619for more information.


What: The Caribbean Family Reunion Committee of Jamaican Association of Michigan
invites all Caribbean People, Family, & Friends to a Full Day of fun at the
16th Caribbean Family Reunion Picnic
Saturday June 23rd, 2007
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Belle Isle
Sheds 19 & 20 near the Yacht Club (Detroit, MI)
Look for the Flags of the Different Caribbean Countries
More Information available at www.jam1.org or call 313-804-7498 . Plenty of Pot Luck Food · Caribbean Music · Games



When: Saturday, June 9, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
What: The South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization invites you to Join us as we
Kick Off the 2007 Carnival Season with Live Steel Drum music, Limbo Dancing,
Mas Costume Display Caribbean Food, Raffle Drawing and more…..
Where: Rutgers University Students Center, 3rd & Cooper Street, Camden, NJ
Admission: Free
RSVP: (267) 257- 9625 or (856) 283-0279
More Info: [email protected] and www.sjcaribbeancarnival.com


When: Saturday, June 2nd, 8 p.m.
What: National Caribbean Heritage month, Hamptonians New York will be hosting
its second “Caribbean Heritage is Timeless” Nostalgic Gala Cocktail
Where: Great Room at 138, South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, New York (between Atlantic &
Hanson Pl)
Admission: $100/Premium ticket holders $150
Reservations: 718-927-6817 or [email protected]
Proceeds from this event is going towards staging the annual Brooklyn Caribbean Youth Fest (BCYF). For information about BCYF visit us online at www.caribbeanyouthfest.org

Lovers by Glenville Lovell
Featuring Susan Olton Kennedy and Mahadeo Shivraj.
June 8 & 9: Queens, NY
June 10: Bronx, NY
June 15 – 17: Brooklyn, NY

When: Monday, June 11th, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What: Caribbean Week In New York 2007 Town Hall Meetings
Where: (Brooklyn) Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, S Building Auditorium, 1650 Bedford
Ave. (bet. Montgomery & Crown Streets)
Where: (Bronx) St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 777 E 222nd Street, Bronx, NY (at Barnes
RSVP to CTO: 212-635-9530 or fax: 212-635-9511 or email: [email protected]
Refreshments will be served. All attendees are eligible to win an airline ticket to any of Air Jamaica’s Caribbean Destination *Administrative fee and taxes are to be paid by the winner.

When: June 13th, 6:30 p.m.
What: JAMPACT Culture Series, CTO Week presents the New York launch of Kellie
Magnus new children’s book, “Little Lion at Bat”
Where: Savacou Gallery, 240 East 13th St., New York, NY 1003


When: Saturday, June 16, 2007, 12 noon
What: Caribbean Cultural Festival ’07
Where: Bethel World Outreach Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Celebrate songs, dances and food from the nations of the Caribbean!
Free Admission

Contact: Jonathan Camcam (615) 668-0708 or Janeth Brown (615) 438-074 or visit www.festivalofthenations.org
This festival will celebrate the songs, dances and foods from the nations of the Caribbean. We
expect over 600 people to join us to represent over 15 Caribbean countries. This is presented
in partnership with the Jamaican Diaspora of Nashville “J-DON” and Festival of the


When: Tuesday, 5th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What: At Home in the World: An evening with Caribbean women writers Merle Collins,
Donna Hemans, Marie-Elena John, and Rosalind McLymont
Admission: Free
Contact Info: 202-783-7370 or email [email protected]
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970

What: Caribbean Festival
Date: June 9, 2007
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Silver Spring Library
8901 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Website: www.cacci-gwan.org/NCAHM
Contact: Althea Grey-McKenzie 240.515.6757
Join us in celebrating Caribbean culture with Calypso music, Anansi stories by Carivision, arts and crafts projects, taste of the Caribbean and a Lecture and photo exhibit on the Maroon Culture of Jamaica by Donovan Marks.

What: Island Games Track & Field Competition
Caribbean vs. USA for Individual Glory & National Pride. The 2007 Island Games will feature some of the best athletes from the Caribbean and the United States. Competition for High School, Open, Masters and Youth. Register for Games at www.directathletics.com/meets/track/5803.html.
Date: June 10, 2007
Location: Mitchel Field Athletic Complex
50 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, New York 11553
Website: www.islandgamesonline.com
Contact: Patrick Payne 516.564.5103

When: June 19th – 21st
What: The Governments of the Member States of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), in collaboration with the Government of the United States of America and other partners will be hosting a Conference on the Caribbean: A 20/20 Vision. High level representatives, including Heads of State/Government from all CARICOM countries, will be in attendance. The Conference represents a joint effort by the Governments of the region and the United States to engage in a dialogue aimed at enhancing their relationship.
Where: The headquarters of the Organization of the American States, 17 St. and Constitution Avenue on 18th June 2007
Pre-registration is required .The conference website, www.conferenceonthecaribbean.org
Contact: [email protected] or contact the Conference on the Caribbean Secretariat at 202-363-3947

What: Caribbean Camp
Caribbean Summer Youth Program encourages Children and Parents to learn about Caribbean culture during activities that teach dance, music, history, theatre, arts and crafts.
Dates: July 28-29 and August 25-26, 2007
Location: TBD
Website: www.cacci-gwan.org/SYP
Contact: Althea Grey-McKenzie 240.515.6757

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