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Brooklyn, NY – Haitian Times has partnered with New York City College of Technology to present the first annual NYC Caribbean Food Festival, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 17.

“New York is in the middle of a Caribbean renaissance,” festival organizer Garry Pierre-Pierre said. “There’s a wealth of restaurants and businesses emerging out of the area that we’d like to put a spotlight on.”

The festival will feature tastings, chef demonstrations, art exhibits and live performances, with a range of exhibitors from local restaurants to international Caribbean artists.

The Caribbean’s cuisine is influenced by a variety of cultures including French, Spanish, Lebanese and African. The NYC Caribbean Food Festival celebrates this unique blend of cultures that influence West Indian culture and cuisine. The goal for the food festival is to add to the budding cultural landscape of New York City and expose New Yorkers’ to local Caribbean-infused culinary arts.

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2012, it has morphed into an online only publication broadening its audience to include Haitians from all over the world. The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora. It is also considered one of the best ethnic media publications in the United States.

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