New York is home to nearly 130,000 Haitian immigrants, and the community has an especially vibrant presence in Brooklyn, having enriched the borough with its food, music, language, and spirituality. To honor these contributions, the Haiti Cultural Exchange will host Selebrasyon!, a festival featuring live performances, talks by Haitian artists, studio tours, and film premieres. Join the party today for Flag Day, a national holiday in Haiti that pays tribute to the nation’s struggle for freedom. The celebration includes entertainment from Haitian DJs and vocalists, the P.S. 189 dance ensemble, and traditional drummers. You can also explore an outdoor flea market with Haitian and Afro-Diaspora artisan goods, raffle giveaways, and plenty of kid-centric crafts.At Parkside Plaza (Ocean & Parkside Aves, Brooklyn).
Sun., May 18, noon, 2014