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Holiday lights hang above the street on Nostrand Avenue, near Brooklyn College.

BROOKLYN — Edgina Desormeau is celebrating Haitian culture with the popular holiday drink, kremas. A free event at her 351 5th Ave. business in Park Slope will feature a tasting competition with at least seven kremas brands, she said.

“No matter what is going on in our personal and professional lives I do think it’s important that we take the time to release and celebrate each other and celebrate our culture,” said Desormeau, owner of Bonbon Lakay, a bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn, that is organizing the kremas tasting. “It’s important that we get together and uplift each other.” 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.