At the LittleHaitiBK Short Film Festival at Brooklyn College on August 20, Michel Dessources Jr. finds out his film “TiToya,” shot in Leogane costing $1,000, won the first place prize of $10,000. The film is based on a story his grandmother told him. Photo by Tequila Minsky for The Haitian Times.

NEW YORK—All summer, the city has been awash in concerts, commemorations and other cultural fare celebrating Haiti. Here’s a look at a few events spotlighting Haiti and Haitians out and about in New York from just the past week.

On August 17, more than 500 Haitians, including elected officials and civic group representatives, gathered on the grounds of Gracie Mansion to celebrate Haitian heritage, hosted by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.


From a Gracie Mansion soirée in Manhattan to a film festival in Brooklyn, Haiti’s history and culture was splashed across New York City over the last week.

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