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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Arts & Theater: “It’s our first endeavor of its kind,” explains Brooklyn Arts Council folk arts director Chris Mulé, elaborating on the Council’s first guided Brooklyn Pan Yard Tour to mas camps in Brooklyn. Leaving from the Brooklyn Museum on Aug. 23, from 7 pm — 11 pm, participants will visit six locations starting in Crown Heights. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Brooklyn: The Caribbean Community in New York on Wednesday paid their last respects to William “Bill” Howard, president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Brooklyn: The Rohan Levy Foundation presented two students with scholarships at a college send-off event at Prospect Park on Sunday. The organization, founded by Nadine Sylvester, who named it after her son she lost to gun violence, awarded Jalen Vasquez and Kenneth Nelson Jr. with $2,000 each for college expenses. The young men and their parents were appreciative of the event, which is geared towards assisting the most vulnerable of becoming victims of crime. Comment

Reverence to the Haitian Revolution

Haiti: Not a picnicker in sight! The usually bustling grassy corner of Prospect Park near Empire Blvd. was empty on Saturday, Aug. 11. Intermittent rain kept everyone away, except… except, that you can’t change an anniversary date of enormous significance! Comment

Kiddies band goes on a fantastic journey

Arts & Theater: Giselle Fritz and Associates has competed in the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) Parade for the past 11 years. The band has had numerous successes, never failing to be among the first three places in the small band category. Its individuals have left their mark in both the Individual category and the King and Queen presentations. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope Spiritual Baptist Church Friday night honored Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams among 14 outstanding members of the community at its 2018 Gala Awards Ceremony at Paradise Manor on Avenue U in Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Carican Costumes show ‘How to Stay Healthy’

Brooklyn: Trinidadian Pat Nurse says her mas band, Carican Costumes, will demonstrate to masqueraders and spectators alike “How to Stay Healthy” during this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival Parade. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

‘Cocktail Party’ for Anonymous Mas

Brooklyn: The newly-formed Anonymous Mas is having a “Cocktail Party” on Labor Day. All is welcomed. Tobagonian co-band leader Latoya Legall told Caribbean Life Thursday evening – at the band’s mas camp, 335 East 52nd Street, between Church Avenue and Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn – that the production comes from “the many different flavors of cocktails, which reminds us of colors of the different carnival costumes.” Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Jamaica’s flag flies over Brooklyn Borough Hall

Jamaica: As temperatures soar into the 90s, New Yorkers may be experiencing the “dog days of August.” However, on Aug. 6, a few Jamaicans risked the heat, sunstroke and Monday morning rush hour in order to join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Cong. Yvette Clarke and the island’s Consul General Trudy Deans for a flag-raising ceremony hailing the 56th anniversary of independence of the first Caribbean nation to secede from British rule. Comment

Williams joins tributes to late WIADCA prez

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams on Monday joined a chorus of tributes for the late president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) president, William R. “Bill” Howard. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

CACCI contributes to CTO relief fund

Brooklyn: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has contributed US$1,000 to the CTO Relief Fund to aid Caribbean countries impacted by natural disasters. Comment

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

WIADCA president dies

WIADCA president dies

Arts & Theater: Just less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the president of the organizing group has died. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Jamaican-born student earns Ivy League opportunity

Jamaica: A Jamaican student studying in the United States recently participated in an exclusive Yale University program this summer. Finance major Romaine Knight came to Brooklyn a few years ago to pursue his education in business and entrepreneurship. Now the senior at Prairie View A & M University in Texas has even more exposure to the ins and outs of his field, after being chosen to join Yale’s Emerging Leaders entrepreneurship program — a five-day course aimed at advancing his future. Comment

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