Staff Report

MIAMI, Fla. – Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month and an opportunity for admirers of the Haitian culture to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, delicious food, and rich traditions of Haiti and its people. The celebration is an expansion of Haitian Flag Day, a major patriotic day of celebration in Haiti on May 18. The tradition is more than 15 years old in South Florida and particularly in Miami Dade County, where tourists from all over the globe have traditionally traveled to Miami to celebrate. . This year the City of Miami began celebrations on May 1 with a day of wellness and activity at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, MiamiDade County Mayor Danielle Levine Cava, Miami Commissioner Jeffery Watson, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Keon Hardemon welcomed the public at the complex on opening day and the first day of National Haitian Heritage Month.

The Cultural Complex continues hosting the month-long activities including live music and a variety of local craft, food and art vendors every Saturday for May.

Strict COVID-19 precautions are being observed throughout the day to keep guests safe. All activities occur in the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s open-air spaces.

Ongoing activities include:

Friday, May 21, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Sounds of Little Haiti 7th Anniversary Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard 212 NE 59th Ter., MiamI

Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Caribbean Market Day – Conversation with Haitian American Professionals

Coalition (HAPC)

Creole Culinary Classics, Chef Niema 11 a.m – 1 p.m.

Little Haiti Cultural Center Sunday, May 23, 1 – 4 p.m. Local Global Lime – Artist Talks, performances and open studios Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard/ Virtual

Wednesday, May 26, 11 a.m – 1 p.m.

Little Haiti 7th Birthday Party Children’s Day

Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard

Thursday, May 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Pale Kreyól! / Speak Kreyól! : Learn the basics of Haitian Kreyol Virtual – Webinar via Zoom

Friday, May 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Traditional Haitian Dance Workshop: Nancy St Leger Dance Ensemble Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard/ Virtual

Friday, May 28, 7 – 11 p.m.

Big Laughs in Little Haiti Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard

Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Caribbean Market Day Creole Couture

Little Haiti Cultural Center

Visit or call 305-960-2969.