Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month at the 3rd Annual “Colors of the Caribbean”
Did you know celebrities like Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Tia and Tamera, Nicki Minaj, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Rick Fox, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Stacy Dash, Laz Alonzo and a list of others are of Caribbean Descent? Including myself, who is of Jamaican descent.
June is officially National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, proclaimed by President Obama, and Caribbean-Americans will be celebrating all over.
On Saturday June 14, 2014 from 4pm-11pm, “Colors of Caribbean” will takeover Hollywood Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood, FL. The event will begin with a Junkanoo procession accompanied by Moko Jumbies harmonized by the sweet sounds of Steel pan music.
Colors of the Caribbean will be hosted by ABC weekend anchor Neki Mohan and NBC6 South Florida Today Weekend anchor Sharon Lawson. Other highlights for the day include; the Caribbean Airlines Travel Expo, YMCA Kids Activity Zone, Caribbean Food Village, Caribbean Arts and Craft Village, Cultural Performances and for the first time in 2014, the “Going Green” Zone which seeks to promote a greener earth.
Entertainment for the day includes live performances by (Virgin Islands), Kevin Lyttle (St Vincent), Harmoniq (Haiti) along with many more. Music powered by DJ Majestic (DC/Trinidad & Tobago).
The event will also feature an activity zone presented by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County powered by the YMCA of Broward County.
For more information visit www.colorsofthecaribbean.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @colorsofcarib #colors2014
ADDITIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH ACTIVITIES
Caribbean Style Week Hosted by CAHFI-June 23-29, 2014
Week-long showcases will feature both popular and upcoming Caribbean fashion designers and brands. Fashion pieces will be available for purchase from your favorite line during the fashion expo. Located at Westfield Broward Mall, 8000 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL.
For more information visit www.caribstyleweek.com
CAHFI Travel Experience/Travel Expo – June 28-29, 2014
The Caribbean Travel Expo will celebrate each individual island as we promote each destination and the many attractions to be enjoyed on your next vacation. The expo experience will also showcase live music, cultural performances and special surprise giveaways over the weekend.
Located at Westfield Broward Mall, 8000 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL