By Naeisha Rose

Haitian Food & Twoubadou for Haitian Heritage Month

The Whittier Street Health Center will be kicking off Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts on Thursday with free Haitian food and Twoubadou music by the Friendz Band.

The center’s Haitian 2nd annual celebration is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2 and will be held in the Community Education Room on the second floor located at 1290 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

Haitian leaders Eno Mondesir, Eunice Zeigler, Natacha Clerger and Rev. Dieufort J. Fleurissaint, Linda Dorcina Forrey and Marie St. Fluer will be honored and expect a live Haitian dance performance from Aashka Dance Group & KS Dance Studio. To learn more call (617) 989-3283.

Pre-Haitian Flag Day Event

Novocaine Media, a concert production and artist management firm in Boston, is hosting a pre-Haitian Flag Day event on May 16 at 10 p.m. to May 17 at 2 a.m. for the 21 and over crowd at 2Twenty2, a fusion restaurant and nightclub in Boston.

Attendees can get in for $10 before 11:30 p.m. if they have their Haitian Flags with them and get to enjoy Haitian culture while listening to Top 40 hits, Afrobeats, Dancehall, Trap, EDM and Rabòday music by DJ Super Duke.

To get VIP and/or bottle service at 2Twenty2, which is located at 222 Friend St., text (857) 728-4918.

Art Exhibit Celebrating Haitian Heritage

Hope and Change for Haiti will host an art exhibit at Cambridge YWCA on Haitian Flag Day, with work that focuses on climate change depicting work from Southern Haiti. 

Photos will feature landscapes, portraits of activists and artworks made of found objects and the work will be displayed until the end of May. There will also be paintings by Haitian artists and mosaics made of Haitian ceramic.

Norly Germain, the Executive Director of Hope and Change for Haiti, will be the keynote speaker for the May 18 event, which is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at 7 Temple Street. To inquire about the event email:

Naeisha Rose is a multimedia journalist and graduate of the Arts & Culture and Broadcast programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has experience working on independent short films, short documentaries, reality television shows, talk and web series as a Casting Associate, 1st AD and Production Assistant. She is a freelance writer with photography, voice over, social media, video production and video editing skills. She has worked as a General Assignment Reporter/Photojournalist for TimesLedger Newspapers, a Book Reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a Freelance Writer for LatinTrends Magazine.

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