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June 2008 Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebrations Listing For The United States

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What: “Islands in the Park: Celebrating the Rich Cultural Heritage of the Caribbean through Music.” A Concert, Family Day and Picnic.
When: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Time: 1pm – 8pm,
Where: The Woodminister Amphitheatre, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
About: The concert will feature various internationally known recording stars from the Caribbean including headliner, THIRD WORLD, the reggae ambassador from Jamaica; also BOMANI from St. Vincent & Grenadines; CAUSION from Antigua and Barbuda; CARLENE WELLS from Trinidad & Tobago; SHEILA HILTON from Jamaica and New York; and DAVID REID BAND from Trinidad & Tobago to name a few.

What: The 2nd Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Legacy Award (CALA) and Reception ”: Celebrating & Honoring the Contributions of Caribbean-Americans. A red carpet affair, with a dash of Caribbean cuisine!
When: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Time: 4:00 – 10:00pm
Where: The Elihu M. Harris Building (State Building), 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA.



What: Caribbean American Food Festival – Cuba & Dominican Republic
When: June 9th, 2008
Where: The Cathedral Church of Resurrection, 6701 SW 25th Street, Miramar
Time: 10am
About: Caribbean Food Festival

What: Caribbean-American Cultural Showcase 2008 – The Official Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Tampa Bay
When: Sunday June 01, 2008
Where: Bayanihan Arts & Event Center, The Phillipine Cultural Foundation, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa Florida 33623
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Admission: $10 (Children 13 and under FREE)

What: Meet and Greet Jamaica’s Renowned Authors Series – Beverley East reads her book “Reaper of Souls”
When: Wednesday June 4, 2008
Where: SR-BCC Library, 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines
Time: 6.00 pm
Information: 954-201-8825

What: Caribbean American Heritage Month Reception by The CARICOM Consular Corps of Miami
When: June 5th, 2008
Where: Signature Grand, 6900 W State Rd 84, Davie
Time: 6:30pm
Admission: Free
Information call: 305-374-8431 x223

What: Meet and Greet Jamaica’s Renowned Authors Series – Author Book Reading: Marguerite Orane reads her book “Free and Laughing”
When: Saturday June 14, 2008
Where: SR-BCC Library, 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines
Time: 11.00 am
Information: 954-201-8825

What: First Annual West Palm Beach Carnival Presented by The Palm Beach Multicultural Organization (PBMOI)
When: June 14th, 2008
Where: South Florida Fair Grounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach
Time: 11am
About: Parade of costumed bands, Live entertainment, Authentic Caribbean cuisine and drink, Arts and crafts. Entertainment by: Alison Hinds, T-Vice, Rikki-Jai, Giselle , D’Wassi One, Ragga, Crossovah and many othesr
Information: 561.255.7590 or visit: www.westpalmbeachcarnival.com

What: Caribbean American Food Festival – Grenada and Guyana
When: June 15th, 2008
Where: The Cathedral Church of Resurrection, 6701 SW 25th Street, Miramar
Time: 10am
About: Caribbean Food Festival

What: International Curry Fest 2008
When: June 15th, 2008
Where: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11 Place, Lauderhill
Time: 9:00 am
About: Curry Duck Cook Off. Cricket – South Florida Cricket Alliance vs. South Florida International Eleven. Entertainment By: Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, Mikey Spice, Mikal Rustle, Rikki Jai

What: Caribbean American Food Festival – Haiti and Puerto Rico
When: June 22nd, 2008
Where: The Cathedral Church of Resurrection, 6701 SW 25th Street, Miramar
Time: 10am
About: Caribbean Food Festival

What: As part of the Caribbean Heritage month celebration series… A Reading and Book signing with Author, St. Hugh’s Alumna, and former first lady of Jamaica: Ms. Beverly Manley – “The Manley Memoirs”
When: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Where: Broward South Regional Library,7200 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
About: Co-sponsors – Consulate General of Jamaica, St. Hugh’s Alumnae Association of South Florida, and the Broward County South Regional BCC Library, presents:

What: 19th Anniversary Miss Jamaica Florida 2008 Presented by Partners For You Foundation In Association with ABI Startime
When: June 28th, 2008
Where: Coral Springs Center For The Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
Time: 6 pm
Admission: Adults $30; $35 at the door Children Under 12: $15
Information: 954-600-0334 or 561-317-4479

What: Caribbean American Food Festival – Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago
When: June 22nd, 2008
Where: The Cathedral Church of Resurrection, 6701 SW 25th Street, Miramar
Time: 10am
About: Caribbean Food Festival



What : Escape to the Islands of the Caribbean – First Annual Chicago Caribbean JerkFest.
When: Saturday, June 7, 2008
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m
About: A culturally rich celebration of 34 Caribbean islands will treat you to a day of wholesome family fun in a beautiful atmosphere with a line up of authentic island sounds of reggae, roots, reggaeton, punta, and gospel, poetry, island skits and creative dances on stage, the pulsating sound of the steel band; all that’s complimented by a marketplace of Caribbean fashions, souvenirs, arts and craft, a “tings” Caribbean village, a children’s corner, and domino tournament.
Information: [email protected] or http://www.chitownjerkfest.com



What: Jamaica Day in NY – at the from
When: June 2nd, 2008
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: South Street Seaport
Admission: Free

What: Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month” festivities, an intimate discussion on the merging of the steel pan with America’s music – Jazz
When: June 14th, 2008
Time: TBA
Where: The Irene Diamond Education Center, at the House of Jazz in Lincoln Center, New York.
About: Major movers and shakers of the steelpan music and America’s music arena are committed to the panel discussion. The event will be moderated by Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music on WNYC Radio.



What: Caribbean Gala
When: Friday, June 20, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM—12:00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Airport and Convention Center, 5264 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
Dress: Semi-Formal

What:Parade and Festival
When: Saturday June 21, 2008
Time: Noon—9:00 PM
Where: Brittle Bank Park , (across from the Police station ) 180 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, 29403                             
About: Masqueraders from St. Kitts and Nevis, Music by Slice International– Reggae, Soca,Calypso. Latin Caribbean Dance Troupe, Caribbean Food, Drinks and Craft.

What:Caribbean Church Service
When:Sunday, June 22, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
About: Last Lap Festival, Caribbean Health Expo/Jazz and Gospel Explosion, Brunson Steel Band

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