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vizcaya-tourTaking a tour of Miami-Dade County’s premier historical museum just got easier for Haitian Creole speakers. On Thursday, May 31, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, unveiled a new audio tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue, in Haitian Creole, French and Portuguese.

The audio tour was first introduced a year ago in English and Spanish. With the largest population of Haitian Americans in the country living in South Florida, it was natural for the Museum to select Creole as the third audio tour language, museum officials said. 

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Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Home Depot Representatives
On Wednesday morning, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined by Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II and a representative from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s office thanked Home Depot executives and construction industry representatives for partnering with the City to help Haiti. The generous contributions will aid in building an Emergency Operations / Community Center in Port- au- Prince.
Friday, 08 June 2012 20:10

Anancy, Anansi Festival in DC

Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the blogging site socamom.com will host the inaugural Anancy! Anansi! Festival in Washington, DC  on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at The Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the DC Public Library, located at 901 G Street Northwest NW.

The Anancy! Anansi! Festival, named for Anansi, the West African trickster of folklore, is a celebration of Caribbean-American culture that's geared toward children and teens. The festival provides a unique way for youngsters to learn about their cultural heritage and experience a rich collection of stories, music and dance. You can pre-register for the event at www.anansifestivaldc.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:35

ART ON THE BOULEVARD

YOUTH POWER MOVEMENT AND THE CITY LOFT ART GALLERY WILL HOST FUNDRAISING EVENT,

 “ART ON THE BOULEVARD”.

(Miami)-Youth Power Movement (YPM) nonprofit organization continues its “Pull Your Pants Up” campaign together with local art curator and owner of City Loft Art, Hans-Jurgen R. Klemm.  YPM will continue to carry its campaign to the youths in the community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, teachers and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life. 

Henry Petithomme, a financial advisor with the John Hancock Financial Network and President of YPM, says, “He is always looking for different ways to bring the community together in support of a great cause. With art being one of the many programs for YPM, this event offers us a chance to celebrate the often overlooked economic, educational, and civic engagement values that the arts impart in our daily lives.” The event will take place on June 28th 2012 (from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at the courtyard of the City Loft Art gallery located at 2200 Biscayne Boulevard just one block north of the Bacardi Building Landmark.

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