Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

NORTH MIAMI CELEBRATES HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH

North Miami, FL – 4/27/2017

May is Haitian Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the city of North Miami will host a variety of free events and activities focused on Haitian culture, history, traditions and cuisine, while also showcasing Haitian-American entertainers and entrepreneurs.   

Themed, “Nou Se Ayiti,” which translates to “We Are Haiti,” North Miami’s 2017 Haitian Heritage Month Celebration kicks-off on Monday, May 1, with an Opening Reception from 6-8:30 p.m., at MOCA Plaza, located at 770 NE 125th St. The reception will feature food native to several regions of Haiti and live music. Haitian-American dance company, Ricky Danco will also perform.  

An Art Exhibition Opening will take place at the North Miami Public Library on Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m.  The month-long exhibit will feature the work of Haitian photographer, Conrad Schutt, titled, “Through the Eyes of the Malfini.” Schutt will be present at the opening to greet guests. This event will include light refreshments and live piano music by Evan Etienne. It is sponsored by the Friends of the North Miami Public Library. The library is located at 835 NE 132nd St.   

Thursday, May 18, is Haitian Flag Day. From 5 - 9 p.m., the city of North Miami will mark the occasion with the Annual Haitian Flag Day Festival at MOCA Plaza. This year’s Flag Day celebration will feature food, music by Rara Lakay and a comedy show by well-known South Florida-based comedy group, Haitian-American Productions (HAP).  

North Miami’s Haitian Heritage Month Celebration will wrap-up on May 26, with the monthly Jazz at MOCA Concert Series, featuring live music by The Haitian Jazz Roots Project. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at MOCA Plaza.   

For more information about the City of North Miami’s 2017 Haitian Heritage Month festivities, visit northmiamifl.gov/celebrate and follow @NorthMiamiFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   
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