MIAMI, Fla. – May is National Haitian Heritage Month, a time to honor heritage and culture. Once again, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex will host several events that include Sounds of Little Haiti, Mother’s Day Celebration, Chefs of the Caribbean Celebrity Brunch and the Caribbean Market Day that runs all month long.
Haitian Heritage Month is also a time to recognize the significant contributions Miami’s Haitian community has made to the city’s prosperity and growth.
The Little Haiti Cultural District is steeped in the complex and rich cultural histories of the Afro-Caribbean immigrants who brought life to its area. Little Haiti has evolved into a colorful beacon in Miami’s arts communities. Throughout the years, small businesses such as celebrated record stores, kitsch bars, and authentic eateries have become staples in the neighborhood, creating their own particular patchwork within the already distinct Little Haiti.
The hub of the vibrant community is the iconic Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 5925 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, designed to present and preserve Afro-Caribbean cultures‚ inspire the next generation of leaders and leverage arts and culture as tools for positive transformation and sustainable community building.
Within the complex is the Caribbean Marketplace which offers visitors the opportunity to experience the original artwork, music, fashion and food that makes Haitian culture so magnetic.
Immerse yourself in Haitian and Caribbean culture with these events taking place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 5925 NE 2nd Ave., Miami:
Friday, May 10, ROUTE 1804 EVOLUTION: THE FLAG– Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, NSL DANSE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS: MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION, Little Haiti Cultural Complex 6 – 9 p.m. (Ticketed)
Friday, May 17, SOUNDS OF LITTLE HAITI HAITIAN FLAG DAY CELEBRATION, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 6 – 11 p.m., free Saturday, May 18, CHEFS OF THE CARIBBEAN CELEBRITY BRUNCH HAITIAN FLAG DAY EDITION, Caribbean Marketplace, noon (Ticketed)
CARIBBEAN MARKET DAY, Little Haiti Cultural Complex(Courtyard), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, BEAUTIFICATION IN TI AYITI KLEAN STREET KLEAN MIND, meet up location Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m Saturday, May 18 COMMUNITY CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS: THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF-DEFENSE, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday, May 20, 3RD ANNUAL DJ FEST INTERNATIONAL, Little Haiti Cultural Complex 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Ticketed)
For other information visit littlehaiticulturalcenter.com or call 305-960-2969.