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June 2010 Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebrations Listing For The United States

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What: Caribbean Heritage Salute to Hollywood & the Arts
HonoringActress- Tatyana Ali, Art Director, Walt Disney Animation – Ian Gooding, VP, Jackie Robinson Foundation – Nichol Whiteman
When: Friday , June 25th, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 pm
Where: The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Blvd. ,Los Angeles, CA
About: Proceeds to benefit Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis’ Hollywood Unites for Haiti www.HUFH.com
Contact:  For Sponsorship and Ticket Information, please call Wade & Associates  310.674.6700  – [email protected]
Website: www.caribbeanheritage.org



What: CACANA invites you to Caribbean American Heritage Month Launch
When: June 1st, 2010
Time: 5:30pm 
Where: Orlando City Hall – Rotunda, 400 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
About:  In Celebration of the 4th Anniversary of JUNE as “National Caribbean-American Heritage Month” honoring the contributions that Caribbean-Americans have made to the fabric of the United States since it’s inception.
Contact: Guenet (407) 421-8118
Information: http://caribbeanamericanheritagemonth.eventbrite.com


What: Break Away Moments hosts ‘A View of Forever Paradise’
When: Fri. June 4th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Hilton North Hotel boutique located at 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Fl. 32701
Admission: Free
About:  View the newest additions to the ‘Forever Paradise’ Caribbean wear fashion line and meet the actual designer from Jamaica, Yola Gray of House of Flayva as she visits Orlando, Fl.
Contact: Sandy Isaacs at (407) 272-7522 or email [email protected]
Information: www.breakawaymoments.com


What: Goombay Festival Coconut Grove
When: June 3-6, 2010
Admission: Free
Where: Grand Ave/Douglas Rd (S.W. 37 Avenue) through Margaret Street, in Coconut Grove
Information:  305-448-9501 or www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com
About: Event Details: One of the largest Black heritage festivals in the United States.  Enjoy colorful costumed junkanoo groups dancing to Caribbean rhythms. Featuring entertainment on three stages and more than 300 vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts and food. 


What: First Fridays of Florida & HOT 105- Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month
When: June 4, 2010
Time: 10pm
Where: Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
Information : www.firstfridaysweb.com


What: 2nd Annual Caribbean American Fashion Show
When: June 20
Time:  8:00pm – 12:00 am
Where: The Renaissance Hotel, 1230 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324
About: Come join us for a night of haute couture fashion, where over fifty beautiful and sexy models grace the stage and exhibit the unique styles of ten of the most talented designers from different Caribbean Islands and America.  The collection consists of chic, elegant, and trendy dresses, pants, jackets, boots, bags and other accessories, AND the models will be displaying body art using sophisticated application of seductive body paint.
Contact: (954) 639-6922 or email: [email protected]


What: The Anancy Festival
When: June 26th, 2010
Where: South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Admission: Free
About: The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.
Information: 954-201-8825 or visit http://www.anancyfestival.com


What: 21st Anniversary Miss Jamaica Florida 2010 Presented by Partners For You Foundation In Association with ABI Startime
June 27th, 2010
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 Crick-Crack – A Childrens Summer Workshop (Ages 6-11)
When: June 14th – June 25th, 2010
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Flats Shoals Elementary School, 3226 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA 30034
Admission: $60 per child each week inlcuseive of Field Trip ($50 per child for 2 or more sibling)
Information:  Fun filled Storytelling – Anancy & Folktales, Folk songs, ring games & dance, Art & craft.
Contact: 678 458 7919




What : The Third Annual Chicago Caribbean JerkFest
When  : Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Admission:  Suggested donation – $10.00 in advance  Children 10 and under are free with an adult over 21 *Seniors 65 and over also free
Where: Stateway Garden Park, 3658 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m
Why: To Promote, To Educate and To Raise Awareness of the HIV/AIDs epidemic among people of Color in the Midwest and the Caribbean
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. Join us as we celebrate the wonderful culture of the Caribbean during Caribbean-American Heritage Month – JUNE. It’s all about the culture: arts, music, food and fashion!!! A potpourri of people and a wonderful Caribbean time! The theme this year is “divided by water…connected by culture!!!”
Information: [email protected] or http://www.chitownjerkfest.com 



What: Book Signing – Keep On Pushing by Devon Harris 
When: June 2nd, 2010
Time: 6-8PM
Where: Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd,(Between 124th and 125th Streets), New York, NY 10027
About: In Keep On Pushing: Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings Devon talks to you about some of the life lessons he learned on his journey from Olympic Gardens to the Olympic Games.
Information: 212-665-7400

What: Poets & Passion: Man Talk  with Thomas Glave & Mervyn Taylor
When: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Where:  St. Francis College – Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street (Court & Clinton Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11201
About:  Our monthly after-work literary lime returns with a schedule packed with featured writers who are not only celebrated, critically acclaimed artists in their own right but are also actively involved teaching, mentoring and critiquing other writers.”
Information: [email protected]



What: Carifest Symposium
When: June 17th, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where:  Arnold Hall  (Jewish Center), College of Charleston , 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424
Admission: Free
About: Synagogues and Solidarity: Jewish Connection between Charleston and the Caribbean
Contact: [email protected] or  843-557-6258    
Information: http://www.charlestoncarifest.com    


What: Masquerade Fete/ Mardi Gras Party
When: Friday, June 18th, 2010 
Time: TBA
Admission:      $30.00
Where: International Longshoreman’s Hall,       1142 Morrison Drive (top of East Bay Street)
About: Dinner & Dance Fundraiser in support of the Carifest Children’s Steel Band Project – Reggae, Soca,Calypso. Latin Caribbean Dance Troupe, Caribbean Food, Drinks and Craft.
Contact: [email protected] or  843-557-6258    
Information: http://www.charlestoncarifest.com 


What:  Carifest After Party
When: June 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Where:  Tropix Bar and Grill1531 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC
Admission: $10.00
About:  Wine down and Whine down after the  Charleston Carifest Carnival
Contact: [email protected] or  843-557-6258    
Information: http://www.charlestoncarifest.com 


What: Carnival Street Parade
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time:  2:00 PM
Location/Parade Route: Visitor’s Center on Ann Street to King Street to Carolina Street cross Rutledge to Fishburne into Brittle Bank Park
About: View the splendor of the Caribbean with colourful Revelers in beautiful costumes dancing to the beat of Reggae and Soca music through the streets on their way to Brittle Bank Park. “Playing Mas” Caribbean style.
Contact: [email protected] or  843-557-6258    
Information: http://www.charlestoncarifest.com 


What: Caribbean Carnival Celebration in the Park
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Where: Brittle Bank Park, 180 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 (across from Charleston Police Station)
Time:  2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission: $5.00 in advance $10.00 at gate
About: Cultural Festival in the Park- Steel Bands, Reggae/Soca Music, Caribbean Dancers, Indian Dancers, Caribbean Food, Drink, Crafts.
Contact: [email protected] or  843-557-6258    
Information: http://www.charlestoncarifest.com 



What: Caribbean American Legislative Conference Week
When: June 21-24th, 2010
Where: See the following website for locations & time – http://www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org/legislative_conference_week
About: The Organization of American States (OAS) and  the World Bank/IMF Caribbean Staff Association (CAWI) are among the organizations partnering with ICS to organize events in Washington DC.

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