Caribbean-American Heritage Month events around South Florida

 

The sounds, tastes, colors, heritage, and culture of the Caribbean are all on display during this month's Caribbean-American Heritage Month festivities.

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By Fabiola Fleuranvil | Miami Soul | ffabulous1@gmail.com | @MiamiSoul305

3rd Annual Colors of the Caribbean
Saturday, June 14, 4PM - 11PM - Hollywood Arts Park - Hollywood Blvd & US1

What do you get when you blend the diverse, authentic ingredients of the Caribbean? You get a Caribbean inspired day of food, arts and culture, entertainment and irie vibes. Colors of the Caribbean features: Junkanoo procession, Moko Jumbies (Stilt walkers), Steelpan music, and live performances by Wayne Wonder (Jamaica), Midnite (Virgin Islands), Kevin Lyttle (St Vincent), Harmoniq (Haiti), music by DJ Majestic (DC/Trinidad & Tobago), and more. Activities include: Caribbean Airlines Travel Expo, YMCA Kids Activity Zone powered by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Caribbean Food Village, Caribbean Arts and Craft Village, Cultural Performances, and the “Going Green” Zone. Colors of the Caribbean has attracted over 15,000 attendees over the past two years and is presented by the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation, City of Hollywood, Hollywood CRA, Rhythm Foundation and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. FREE event. Info: ColorsoftheCaribbean.com

AllSpice: Flavors of the Caribbean
Friday, June 20, 6PM - 10PM - Borland Center, 4885 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens

The Caribbean Democratic Club of Palm Beach County presents a Taste of the Caribbean in celebration of Caribbean American Month. Enjoy food, live entertainment, and the Caribbean Travel Village. Tickets $50 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/allspice-flavors-of-the-caribbean-tickets-11609683877

Caribbean Style Week
June 23-29 - Westfield Mall Broward, 8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation

The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation hosts a week-long showcase featuring both popular and upcoming Caribbean fashion designers and brands. Fashion pieces will be available for purchase during the fashion expo. For info: Caribstyleweek.com

Caribbean Heritage Month Travel Experience/Travel Expo
June 28-29 - Westfield Mall Broward, 8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation

The Caribbean Travel Expo celebrates and promotes each individual as a destination for your next vacation. The expo experience will also showcase live music, cultural performances, and special surprise giveaways over the weekend.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World Exhibit
April 18 - Aug 17 - Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Highlighting over two centuries of rarely seen works — from paintings and sculptures to prints, photographs, installations, films, and videos — dating from the Haitian Revolution to the present, this exhibition advances our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage and contemporary practices. With over 150 objects, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World features a range of diverse media depicting images of and about the region from artists who have lived and worked in the Caribbean as well as artists living abroad. For more info, visit pamm.org/exhibitions/caribbean-crossroads-world

 

 

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