Multiple events in South Florida to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month – June 2009

MIAMI – In the month of June we celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of Caribbean Americans in the United States, and a time to pay tribute to the common culture and bonds of friendship that unite the United States and the Caribbean countries.

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale has the 2nd and 3rd largest Caribbean population in the United States and make up the growing percentage of the South Florida population.

Several events have been planned during the month of June in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage month.

Partial Listing of Events

June 3-7, 2009
Goombay Festival Coconut Grove
Venue: Grand Ave/Douglas Rd (S.W. 37 Avenue) through Margaret Street, in Coconut Grove
Phone: 305-448-9501

Cost: Free

Event Details: One of the largest Black heritage festivals in the United States. Enjoy colorful costumed junkanoo groups dancing to Caribbean rhythms. Featuring entertainment on three stages and more than 300 vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts and food.

Friday, June 5, 2009, 10pm

First Fridays of Florida
Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Reggae SumFest Press Launch

Saturday, June 6, 11 am-3 pm.

South Regional/BCC Library
7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl

This Forum will explore issues of Getting Involved, Supporting Our Students, and the Influence of our Music & Culture.

Cost: Open to the Public

For more information, call 786-349-2584 or caribbeanyouthforum@gmail.com

Saturday, June 6, 6pm

Dennis Chung’s International Book Launch

A Place of Restoration
Diamantes Complex
6501-6535 Commercial Blvd.

Dennis Chung’s International Book Launch of his book, “Charting Jamaica’s Economic and Socail Development”

RSVP Dennis Grant: (954) 249-5073 or 968-7335

Sunday, June 7, 2009, 2 – 4 p.m

Reception to launch June Artists of the Month
Colin Smith and Alyssa McDoom

South Regional/BCC Library
7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 5:30 p.m.-7pm

City of Miami Gardens Commemoration of
Caribbean American Heritage Month & Jamaican Diaspora Day

City Hall
1515 N.W. 167th Street, Suite 200
RSVP by June 8, 2009 at 786-349-2584
Recognizing City residents, businesses and organizations of Caribbean descent

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 6pm

Book Launch by Laurice Hunter-Scott (retired nurse and community leader)“Inspiration, Reflection, Recollection”

Miami-Dade County North Regional Library,
Miami Gardens

Jamaican author, Laurice V. Hunter-Scott shares the experiences of a Jamaican born woman looking for success. Reception to follow. Performances by Tallawah Mento Band, Storyteller Melinda Munger and others
For more information, call: (305) 625-6424

Tuesday, June 16th

Thursday, June 18, 2008

Caribbean American Heritage Commemorative Awards Gala honoring outstanding Caribbean-American nationals

Miramar Cultural Center

For more information, call 754-224-8150

Friday, June 19, 2009

Laureate Conversation with Derek Walcott/Rex Nettleford
City Commission of Miramar, (Chamber)

Saturday, June 20

Book Fair

City Commission of Miramar
Outstanding Caribbean Book authors
Reading/signing, Spoken Word, Storytelling workshops

Sunday, June 21

Multicultural Show – Popular Caribbean entertainers

Miramar Cultural Center
Tickets 954-602-3000 or 754-224-8150
For more information, visit www.cabafair.com

Sunday, June 21, 2009, 5pm

Father’s Day Fashion Show, Dinner and Dance Fundraiser
Miss Miami Carnival Pageant

The Grand Ballroom of Sunrise
7100 West Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
Tickets: $40 in advance, includes dinner (Drinks on sale)

Part proceeds to the Selman Lewis Scholarship Fund

Music by: DJ Maestro

Special Guest Artist: Shawn “Da Mastermind” Noel
For more info call: 786-356-0869 or 786-290-61003

Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:00pm to 8:30pm

HOT 105FM Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month – Saluting South Floridian Caribbean Americans in Business, community, and Volunteer Leadership Roles.

Gulfstream Park in Broward County

For more information, go to www.hot105fm.com

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 6 pm

Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant

Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs

Crowning of: Little Miss, Jr. Miss, Teen Miss & Miss Jamaica Florida
For more info: 954-600-0334 or visit www.missjamaicaflorida.com

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 7pm

DIASPORA – A full-length Action Theatrical Drama

Hollywood Center for Performing Arts
1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood

A full-length Action Theatrical Drama that exposes the many fundamental inconsistencies in Caribbean societies, while highlighting their close Cultural and other similarities.
For more info call: 954-612-0275

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