While past iterations of the event have taken place indoors at Brooklyn College, attendees needed space to observe social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 30 people attended the earthquake remembrance vigil.
At the height of the pandemic last spring, New York City hired 200 people to help COVID-19 positive residents access essentials like food and medicine during quarantine. Now, with a second wave hitting the country and large holiday gatherings likely, the city is planning to expand its program to help more immigrant New Yorkers, including Creole-speaking Haitian-Americans.
Haitian-Americans heads to the polls for early voting across the U.S., including in New York, the state with the second largest Haitian population.