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Haitian Labor Day Fest Returns To Eisenhower Park
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian Labor Day Fest Returns To Eisenhower Park

By Vania Andre

The annual Haitian Labor Day Fest returned to Long Island’s Eisenhower Park on Saturday with a line up boasting virtually every top act in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI). After a hiatus last year, festival organizer Urbain Richard, CEO of VenusInt’l Productions (VIP) vowed to bring the annual music showcase back “bigger than ever.”

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College
New York, News

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College

By M. Skye Holly

BROOKLYN, NY– On Aug. 24, a press conference was held on the courtyard of the Brooklyn College Library to officially recognize the establishment of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Haitian Studies Institute. The Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a CUNY-wide research institute that will be permanently housed at Brooklyn College; it plans on becoming a leading institute on Haitian Studies within New York State and throughout the Haitian Diaspora.

US Senator Partners With Haiti Nonprofit for 6th Annual Arts and Music Festival
Arts & Culture, New York

US Senator Partners With Haiti Nonprofit for 6th Annual Arts and Music Festival

BROOKLYN, NY – New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton partnered with Light the World Foundation on July 9 to for the 6th Annual Arts and Music Festival in Brooklyn.

Light the World Foundation’s annual concerts have become an integral part of Brooklyn’s summer festivities and a staple in the Haitian Community, bringing together a range of gospel music and expressive art. Proceeds from the festival will go towards the foundations’ two signature programs; the Mentorship Program that provides participants with practical life skills and tools that are usually not taught as a part of their academic curriculum; and, scholarship programs that are offered both in Haiti and in the United States. The scholarships are awarded based on merit as measured by financial need, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.

Oct. 9 Named New York City Haitian Day
New York, Politics

Oct. 9 Named New York City Haitian Day

By M. Skye Holly

January 1, 1804 stands as the proudest day in Haitian history and now, thanks to efforts by Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene, of the 40th District, a new date has been stamped to honor the Haitian Revolution and Haiti’s contributions to American and global history. On June 21, in an unanimous vote at City Hall, Resolution 687 was passed, officially naming Oct. 9 as New York City Haitian Day.

Ecuador Beat Haiti 4-0 At Copa Match
New York, Sports

Ecuador Beat Haiti 4-0 At Copa Match

Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 on Sunday night and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. Ecuador (1-0-2), which locked up second in Group B play, will play Group A winner United States…

Kreyolfest Celebrates Haitian Culture, Music and Food
Arts & Culture, New York

Kreyolfest Celebrates Haitian Culture, Music and Food

The Haitian Times will host their annual Kreyolfest, the largest Haitian organized event in the Northeast, on Father’s Day this year at Wingate Park.
Now in its 16th year, the daylong festival has become a longstanding summer tradition in the Haitian community. The festival features local artists, a music showcase with the top bands in the Haitian Music Industry, performers from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as local Haitian food specialties and arts / crafts.

NYC Comptroller Celebrates Haitian Heritage
New York

NYC Comptroller Celebrates Haitian Heritage

On Friday May 20, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer celebrated Haitian Flag Day at his office in the Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan with a breakfast which was well attended by key Haitian American stakeholders and community leaders from all across the City. Those present included Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Camille Joseph, Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs and Rose Pierre-Louis, who served as Manhattan Deputy Borough President during the Comptroller’s tenure as Borough President.

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