May is Haitian Heritage Month, and Haitian Flag Day is this Sunday, May 18! Here are a few fabulous events to look forward to in our area both Saturday and Sunday:
Beat the Drum for Haiti
Saturday, May 17 from 7-10pm
Erasmus Hall High School (911 Flatbush Avenue between Church and Snyder Avenues)
This celebration will feature music by the Agoci Music Band and performances by the Agoci Dance Company. Learn about tickets and more here.
Parade on Nostrand Avenue
Sunday, May 18 from 11am-7pm
Between Avenue D and Clarendon Road
Enjoy music, floats, dancing and more at this yearly celebration.
Selebrasyon at Parkside Plaza
Sunday, May 18 from 12-6pm
Intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue
This free event, hosted by Mr. Jeff Dess, Haitian Americans United for Progress‘ Elsie Saint Louis, Jeff Lindor of the Haitian Policy Initiative, Carine Jocelyn of Diaspora Community Services, and 42nd District Leader Rodneyse Bichotte, will include:
- Drumming, crafts, raffles, and giveaways
- Performances by the PS 189 Dance Ensemble led by Agoci Entertainment‘s Rol’hans Innocent and workshops with the Center for African and Diaspora Dance‘s Julio Jean
- Music by Nadïne Lafond, Jocelyne Dorisme, and DJ Sabine Blaizin
- A marketplace featuring Haitian and Afro-Diaspora artisan items, plus items from local businesses
- Art by Nadïne LaFond, Eric Girault, Mahalia Stine, Francks Deceus, Sophia Domeville, Engels, and Shakespeare Guirand
Sunday Festivities at Erasmus
Sunday, May 18 at 5pm
911 Flatbush Avenue between Church and Snyder Avenues
This event, to take place in the auditorium at Erasmus Hall High School, is being held by Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Refreshments will be served For more information, call 718-287-8762.