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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Wednesday announced that Project Reset, an art-based diversion program for those arrested for minor offenses, has been launched in Brooklyn through a partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services. Comment

LOVE SAGA

LOVE SAGA

Jamaica: Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s foremost female playwright, actress and comedienne, Andrea Wright, renowned by her stage name, “Delcita,” is bringing her latest theatrical production, “Honeymoon”, to Richard Green Campus School, 3710 Barnes Ave., Bronx, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 p., according to the Brooklyn-based Everybody’s magazine. Comment

A living breathing exhibition

Barbados: An exhibition of billboards, video recordings, an interactive virtual museum and a number of other paraphernalia have triggered emotions of visitors and are likely to do so in many others who attend this display at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS). Comment

Vincy cultural activist Verna Arthur honored

St Vincent: Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer Friday evening honored Vincentian community and cultural activist Verna Arthur for her success in “furthering the determination and excellence of the African American community through public service.” Comment
Caribbean: The Organization of American States (OAS) says Caribbean culture ministers have joined their OAS-member counterparts in approving the Declaration of Bridgetown on “Strengthening of the creative economy and culture sector: Repositioning the culture sector to secure sustainable development.” Comment
St Vincent: On the heels of a very successful medical mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) two Saturdays ago conducted another very successful cultural show at the Meyer Levin (I.S. 285) Intermediate School in Brooklyn. Comment

Brooklyn man jailed for stealing neighbor’s East New York home: DA

Brooklyn: A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge on Wednesday sentenced an East New York, Brooklyn, man to five months in jail and five years’ probation for stealing and attempting to sell the home of his 85-year-old neighbor, a diabetic man for whom the defendant was a part-time caretaker. Comment

Kings County Hospital earns national accreditation on cancer

Carnival: NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County on Tuesday announced that The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to the hospital’s state-of-the-art Cancer Care Center. Comment

House of D’Marsh couture Spring 2020 collection wows at Brooklyn Commons show

Carnival: When it comes to his latest work, fashion designer Glenroy March said he wanted to create something “to stay within his DNA.” Comment

JLC Productions hosts Caribbean American Fashion Exchange

Brooklyn: The Brooklyn-based JLC Productions has partnered with MIST Harlem to host the Caribbean American Fashion Exchange (CAFÉ) reception on Wednesday in Harlem. Comment
Brooklyn: CricketCountry reported on Sunday that Cricket West Indies (CWI) has sacked Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as ODI and T20I captains, respectively, with Kieron Pollard set to take over the duties in limited-overs cricket. Comment
Brooklyn: Jamaican Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry and his compatriot, investment advisor Noel Spencer, recently co-hosted a welcome reception for Alsion Roach-Wilson, the newly-appointed Jamaican Consul General to New York. Comment
Brooklyn: The New York State Assembly Haitian Caucus said on Monday that Speaker Carl Heastie will join them in assisting in relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, as well as those devastated by the Category 5 hurricane in the eastern coast of the United States. Comment

Brooklyn DA opens Kenneth P. Thompson Boutique

Brooklyn: Looking to give a new lease on life to formerly incarcerated individuals, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez opened on Sept. 10 a new boutique named for his late predecessor. Comment
Grenada: President of the Brooklyn-based United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) Dr. Roxie Irish-Morris hailed the group’s recent medical mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a great success. Comment

Jamaica’s tourism minister upbeat about country brand ranking in tourism

Brooklyn: Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he is heartened by results of a new study by Bloom Consulting that shows Jamaica has entered the top 10 tourism country brands in the Americas for 2019-2020, moving up five places since the last assessment. Comment

West Indies’ Brathwaite again reported for suspect action

Brooklyn: West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who bowls part-time offspin, has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the second Test match against India at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, according to ESPNcricinfo. Comment
Carnival: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday that “the clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance. Comment
Grenada: When Barbadian-born academic Humphrey A. Crookendale graduated from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1981, he never in his wildest dreams believed he would play a leading role in a major academic institution. Comment
Grenada: In the wake of what the Grenada Tourist Board (GTB) describes as a phenomenal 24.9 percent growth in arrivals for the 2018 Carnival Season, the chief executive officer of Spicemas, Kelvin Jacob, says he is on a mission to greater promote the island’s carnival. Comment

Canada PM vows support for hurricane ravaged Bahamas

Brooklyn: The Canadian Government said on Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has discussed the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chair and Prime Minister of St. Lucia Allen Chastanet. Comment

World Food Program gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Brooklyn: With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a US$5.4 million overall funding package. Comment

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre unveils ‘Tales from the Mano River’

Brooklyn: Days before Columbia University’s Miller Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season, the Brooklyn-born artist Adama Delphine Fawundu has transformed Miller’s lobby with a new installation, “Tales from the Mano River.” Comment
Brooklyn: As the annual Caribbean J’ouvert and West Indian American Day Carnival Day Parade celebrations in Brooklyn took place on Labor Day Monday, officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) were omnipresent, keeping watchful eyes on masqueraders, revelers and onlookers. Comment

CARIFESTA and Indo-Caribbean culture

Trinidad and Tobago: The Editor, The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago has come and US$6. million have gone A post mortem has to be done. Comments (1)

WIADCA puts Caribbean culture on world’s stage: WIADCA prez

Brooklyn: On Labor Day Monday, for the 52nd year, the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) put Caribbean culture on the world’s stage, with the mammoth annual carnival parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, according to newly-elected president Dominican Dr. Jean Joseph. Comment
Brooklyn: For the third successive year, masqueraders and revelers with the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers in Brooklyn jumped for education, underscoring the theme of the band as it participated in the 52nd West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment

Guyana’s First Lady Grand Marshall at West Indian parade

Guyana: History was created last Monday, Sept. 2, when First Lady of Guyana, Sandra Granger walked the nearly three-mile route as grand marshall of the 52nd Annual West Indian Day parade, despite the torrential downpour that drenched Eastern Parkway. Comment
Carnival: The kiddies certainly rivaled adult masqueraders, bringing a level of maturity in mas to the streets of Crown Heights, last Saturday, Aug. 31, in some of the most elaborate costumes, seen at the kiddies carnival in recent times. Comment
Brooklyn: Despite heavy thundershowers, local and state politicians, as they do every year, were very omnipresent during the 52nd West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Monday, Labor Day, on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment

Greenlight ‘Jump Up’ exalts steel, jourvert & emergence of NY Carnival

Carnival: After taking a long and storied look at carnival, Ray Allen, a professor of music and American studies at City University of New York’s Brooklyn College carved out seven years of his life to compile a scholarly glossary and overview focusing on the totality that defines Caribbean jump up revelry. Comment

UNDETERRED

UNDETERRED

Carnival: Heavy thundershowers descended on the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Monday, Labor Day, but they did not prevent masqueraders and revelers from getting down during the 52nd hosting of the massive event on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment
Grenada: On the heels of a phenomenal 24.9 percent growth in arrivals for the 2018 Carnival Season, the Grenada Tourist Board (GTB) says the Spice Isle recorded a 7.7 percent increase in arrivals for Spicemas 2019, of 13,327, compared to 12,379 in the corresponding year. Comment

Pols gear up for Caribbean Carnival

Brooklyn: The West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn is the time when local and state politicians use every opportunity to promote themselves in one form or the other. And this year will not be any different. Comment
Brooklyn: Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Aug. 27, “Nia Long Day in the City of New York” during a massive Caribbean carnival reception at Gracie Mansion where more than a thousand nationals feasted on Caribbean food and were entertained by Angels Caribbean Band. Comment
Carnival: SUMMER JAM YOUTH FEST Aug. 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States Comment
Carnival: The Dominican-born, newly-elected president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), organizers of what is largely considered to be the largest Carnival Parade in North American, has stressed “safety and quality” as hallmarks of her tenure. Comment

Mas Productions Unlimited seeks ‘Sanctuary’

Carnival: The Brooklyn-based Mas Productions Unlimited says it is seeking “Sanctuary” during this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival Parade. Comment

Tight security for J’Ouvert in Brooklyn

Carnival: A rigorous screening process will allow the New York Police Department, (NYPD) along with special security, to conduct safety checks at ten entry points along the J’Ouvert route for an incident free mas in the wee hours of Labor Day Monday in Brooklyn. Comment

‘Out of Many One People’ for carnival parade

Carnival: The Brooklyn-based Vibez International Mas is embracing the Jamaican motto “Out of Many One People” as its portrayal for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival Parade. Comment

TnT Boys Mas portrays ‘Poison Garden’

Trinidad and Tobago: TnT Boys Mas is hoping to “break-through” this year in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway with “Poison Garden.” Comment

FANTASY

Grenada: In its debut portrayal in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, the Grenadian-owned SkyMaxxMas will be portraying “Fantasy Is.” Comment

Banboche Mas goes to ‘Wonderland’

Trinidad and Tobago: The predominantly Haitian band Bancoche Mas is going to “Wonderland” this Labor Day Carnival. Comment

‘Regalia Is’ for Labor Day Carnival

Carnival: The Brooklyn-based Stronjeh International is infusing “Regalia Is” for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival. “This year’s presentation is infusing fashion with the craft of culture, the carnival gala,” said co-founder Edouard Connor, also known as “Caprice, King of Mas,” in a Caribbean Life interview. Comment
Brooklyn: With performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others, the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) last Thursday evening kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Comment
Brooklyn: NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County last Thursday hosted a “Sip” and Paint event in celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Comment

CARNIVAL HERITAGE

Brooklyn: As Anonymous Vibez Mas takes a “Journey Around the World” this Labor Day, the band will also be revisiting the “heritage” of carnival, according to band leader Latoya Legall Williams. Comment
Queens: The 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways, hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr., and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, revved up the carnival season, last Saturday, with a spectacular presentation to showcase the radiant diversity in the cape. The compact parade with decorated floats and revelers in exotic costumes, made a loud noise through the town that is home to a large Caribbean population. Comments (1)
Guyana: On Aug. 9, the curtains came down on the Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) Caribbean Summer Heritage Workshop Series 2019, at St. Stephens Church Hall in Brooklyn, where students showcased their talents and artistic expressions learned over a six weeks. Comment

Syrai Carnival Creations ‘Submerged under the Sea’

Carnival: The newly-formed Syrai Carnival Creations will be “Submerged under the Sea” this Labor Day. “I was motivated by Halle Bailey, who is casting as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid,’” said band leader, Andrina Alexander, who founded Syrai Carnival Creations just this summer, in an exclusive Caribbean Life interview. Comment

Resilience Mas makes a ‘Crazy Mess’

Carnival: Grenadian-born Derek Noel, the co-band leader of the Brooklyn-based Resilience Mas, plans to make a “Crazy Mess” with the band’s presentation in this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment

CULTURE POT

CULTURE POT

St Vincent: Vincentian and other Caribbean nationals on Saturday joined members of the Garifuna Diaspora in New York in participating in the annual “Culture Pot” hosted by the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment

‘4 SEASONS’

Carnival: After performing “extremely well” over the years in placing among the top medium-sized mas bands in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, the Social Cultural Committee of 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is hoping to do the same this year with its “4 Seasons” production. Comment

Roy Pierre & Associates present ‘The Kente Kingdom’

Brooklyn: As a poet, I can appreciate the alliteration in the name, “Kente Kingdom”, and the notion that it suggests royalty for each and every resident of such a country. In these uncertain times, it is only fitting that we invoke the powers of our ancestors, the lush terrain and landscape of our tribes. This is what will be witnessed in Roy Pierre & Associates presentation for Labor Day J’ouvert 2019. Comment
Music: The “Spirit of the Caribbean” was certainly felt by scores of nationals and friends, who crammed the front lawn of the Jamaica Performance Center on Saturday, Aug. 3, to get a taste of culture and entertainment on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. Comment

Rhythm Catcher Int’l goes to ‘Wonderland’

Carnival: With “multi-national” masqueraders, Rhythm Cather International is going to “Wonderland” on Labor Day, says co-designer Dawn Hector. “Our masquerades can enjoy an experience of the best for Labor Day, because our preparation is up-to-date with planning, with the kind assistance of our volunteers,” Trinidadian Hector, who is designing the band with her compatriot Debbie Parris, told Caribbean Life Wednesday night. Comment
Jamaica: Award winning Jamaican actor and playwright David Heron has been cast in the leading roles of Oberon, King of the Fairies and Theseus, Duke of Athens in the Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island’s Shakespeare in The Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Comment

NUBIAN DEITIES

NUBIAN DEITIES

Carnival: Suga Candy Mas, at 755 Linden Boulevard and Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, is adorned with a dazzling array of costumes, designed to depict Nubian Gods and Goddesses. Comment
Brooklyn: After producing “Rebirth” last Labor Day, D’Midas International New York. Inc., is emerging “Out of Africa” for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival Parade. Comment

‘UNTAMED’

Brooklyn: Even with 17 sections, Antione International is ‘Untamed’ for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival. Comment
The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director) presents “The Bacchae” inspired by Bryan Doerries’ new version of Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy. This marks the kickoff production of the 20th anniversary season for Classical Theater of Harlem, which was established in 1999. Future productions and news for the 2019-2020 season will be announced soon. Comment

CARIB RHYTHMS

CARIB RHYTHMS

Music: Caribbean and other residents in South New Jersey and neighboring Philadelphia reveled in the rhythmic sounds of the Caribbean, took in the cornucopia of Caribbean colors and feasted on Caribbean delicacies, among other things, in picture perfect weather on Saturday during the 19h Annual South Jersey Caribbean Festival at Wiggins Park on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront. Comment

Carib Fest in South Jersey

Carib Fest in South Jersey

Music: The South Jersey Caribbean Cultural and Development Organization (SJCCDO) this Saturday hosts its 19h Annual South Jersey Caribbean Festival at Wiggins Park on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront. Comment

125TH & FREEDOM

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) presented the world premiere of 125th & FREEdom on June 8. Created, written and choreographed by Ebony Noelle Golden, 125th & FREEdom is a five-hour, immersive public performance dance piece that is part dance party, part parade, part protest and ritual performance, and all Harlem. Comment
Guyana: Guyana-American artist, Carl E. Hazelwood is among five artists, whose works of art are on display at the Triangle Artist Studios residency program, which opened on June 7, at picturesque, Governors Island, New York Harbor. Comment
Music: Braata Productions will open its anniversary celebration year with the Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival, on Saturday June 8, at the St. Albans Park, 169 Street & Merrick Blvd., in Queens. Comment
Jamaica: David Stallings’ new drama “Leonora,” will be performed as a staged reading at The Williams CME Institutional Church in Harlem on Monday, June 3 at 7 pm. Comment
Jamaica: What is Memorial Weekend in Caribbean NY and NJ without Oliver Samuels and his brand of West Indian theatre and comedy? The legend Oliver Samuels, popular across the Caribbean from Jamaica to Trinidad & Tobago, is part of Memorial Weekend celebrations when New Yorkers look forward to an Oliver new play. This year’s play, “56 East Avenue” is full of laughs. After three months of performances in Jamaica, sold out in Toronto, the play comes to the tristate before it goes to England. Comment

‘Not About Eve’

“Not About Eve,” the award winning family drama by Jamaican actor and playwright Karl O’ Brian Williams, will make its Long Island debut at the New Vibe Lounge in Rockville Center on Memorial Weekend, Sunday, May 26 at 7 pm. Comment

Everybody heads to ‘56 East Avenue’

Jamaica: Herman Hall, the publisher of Everybodys Magazine claims that later this month “all roads will lead to 56 East Ave.” where Caribbean humor is guaranteed. Comment
Brooklyn: Sesame Flyers International, Inc., perennial mas band winners in the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, is celebrating its 36th anniversary. Comment
Brooklyn: The Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), which hosts the annual Carnival Parade on Eastern Parkway every Labor Day Monday, says it is keeping the region’s culture alive by hosting year-round workshops on the artform. Comment
Manhattan: The 13th Annual Dance Parade, will be held on Saturday, May 18, with more than 10,000 paraders including students, professionals, young and old, with color, costumes, and music engaging in 80 unique styles of dance and culture. Comment
Guyana: Trevor Smith says he is known as the grandmaster of kite making in Guyana. “Making kites come with three phases. I love making kites…I have a passion for preparing my frames, and at the end of process, I feel joy when I see what I have accumulated from honest work,” said the street vendor, who has become a permanent fixture at the corner of Regent and Camp streets, in the capital city of Georgetown, during the Easter season. Comment

THE ROPE AND THE CROSS

Long Island: The 40th anniversary production of Jamaican playwright Easton Lee’s “The Rope and The Cross” will be staged on Easter Sunday, April 21, at The New Vibe Lounge, in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: From a tender age Trinidad-based actor and producer Gregory Pollonais has always had a fascination with the arts in particular the world of film. With a creative mind and determined spirit, he is currently pursuing his passion for film on a professional and international scale. Comment

Showcasing a Bajan artist

Showcasing a Bajan artist

Barbados: A recent exhibition of Bajan artist Winston Jordan brought to life images of common existence across the Caribbean from the icon of a cricketing legend to colourful masqueraders, the revealing scene of bush bath ritual, and the quintessential derriere of the Caribbean woman. Comment
Caribbean: Societies turn to the creative minds within their midst to colorfully document incidents within the passage of time that altogether make up the history of communities, so it was no wonder that a forum grouping Caribbean artists was chockful of stories. Comment

CULTURAL FEST

CULTURAL FEST

Music: Several Vincentian and Garifuna artistes Saturday night brought the house down at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, as the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) hosted its 4th Annual National Heroes Day Cultural Fest. Comment

BLAZE OF COLOR

BLAZE OF COLOR

Music: Thousands of masqueraders paraded through the streets of Trinidad and Tobago during the two-day festival described as the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Comment
Manhattan: It’s a milestone year. The National Black Theatre is going to continue celebrating its 50th anniversary from now until mid-fall. The premier Harlem-based arts organization was founded half a century ago by artist and writer Dr. Barbara Ann Teer on Oct. 24, 1968 — creating a space of originality for black artists and creatives. Now 50 years into its existence, the company hopes to maintain its role in being a go-to place for black art, and its team takes pride in reaching its turning point, said its artistic director. Comment
Queens: They painted for a cause! About a dozen women turned out for a local organization’s painting workshop in Queens last Friday. Comment

VODOU ROOTS

Manhattan: We’re going back to our roots. A mixed media performance celebrating traditional African spirituality will play at Teatro Latea on Feb. 19. “Vodou Roots: A Love Story Musical,” is a musical-like show inspired by its Haitian-American creator Regine Romain, and her cultural pilgrimage to Benin. The educator and anthropologist’s trip to the West African birthplace of vodou, was a beneficial awakening about its origins, which she wanted to condense her experience and share. Comment
Queens: The forthcoming “Hear Her Call” festival, selected seven Caribbean-American women writers for its York College event on March 29. Headed by the Queens-based production company Conch Shell Productions, the festival is a celebration of Caribbean women’s writers, and their stories and narratives. Close to four dozen writers submitted, said founder and creator Magaly Colimon-Christopher. Comment

Provocative play tackles gender and sexual assault in Jamaica

Queens: It’s a whole new perspective! The reading of a 15-year-old play tackles the question of sexual assault against men. In the staged reading of “Against His Will,” at The New Vibe in Rockville Centre on Feb. 17, award-winning playwright and actor David Heron addresses the question of whether an erection suggests consent. He was initially inspired to write the play after randomly pondering a question regarding the matter. Comment

Broadway’s ‘Choir Boy’ – A tour de force to phobic intolerances

The title “Choir Boy” suggests singing and at least one boy talented enough to chorus required melody and lyrics. A poster promoting the latest Broadway play to open present a chorale of young, Black men marked by a singular singer towering above a quartet. Comment
Queens: A new outdoor art installation in Queens celebrates some of the biggest black female singers in entertainment. Comment

Theater festival showcasing black playwrights celebrates tenth anniversary

Manhattan: The annual “The Fire this Time” festival returns for its 10th season at the Kraine Theater in East Village on Jan. 21. The two-week event, which celebrates the work of black playwrights, is featuring eight writers this year — the most the festival has seen, according to its founder and producer Kelley Girod. To honor the milestone anniversary, organizers will celebrate it with a panel discussion on pertinent current issues, and all the stories to come out of the festival Comment
Dominican Republic: She’s got the moves. Manhattan-based dancer Marielis Garcia has an enlightened approach to dance. The professional performer, enjoys exploring the many different forms and movements, and one of her greatest ambitions is to illustrate the vast world of dance. She said many of the considerations that go into performing and creating, are commonly misunderstood. Comment
Jamaica: Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson was recently commissioned to create a monument in honor of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Comments (1)
Brooklyn: It’s a shed of light on their fight. A new exhibit on display at Arts East New York is showcasing the stories of domestic workers now until Jan. 12. The “Domestic Worker’s United History Exhibition (Art)ifacts from DWU’s Archive and Worker Stories Kiosk!,” is a brief timeline of the organization’s battles and successes. Comment

Off Broadway production tackles ‘perfect’ utopia

A new off Broadway play is set to debut at The Theatre at St. Clement’s Jan. 15–Feb. 16. The play titled “Eco Village,” is somewhat based on the life of young playwright Phoebe Nir, and her experiences at the well-known Vermont-based puppet theater — Bread and Puppet Theatre. Comment
Manhattan: A Haitian-American actor is playing a lead character in the premiere of a new production debuting at The Bridge Theater on Jan. 16. Brooklyn raised actor, Nixon Cesar, plays a soldier back home, and fresh from a tour in Iraq in “Master of the Crossroads.” Comment

‘WINTER WONDERLAND’

St Vincent: Dionne Crichton-Bailey, president of the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nurses Association of New York, Inc. (SVGNANY), has described as very successful her group’s hosting Sunday of the third Winter Wonderland Entertainment Evening at the Golden Hall of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church on Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn. Comment
Music: Brooklyn’s cultural group, Tropicalfete, recently blew the audience away with its final production for 2018 that featured the organization’s various groups. Comments (1)

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