Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) is proud to announce the Second Biennial Selebrasyon!, a festival of Haitian art and culture, showcasing the diversity, beauty and vitality of Haiti and its Diaspora!.
Selebrasyon (Celebration)! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. HCX launched this biennial celebration in 2014 toward increasing engagement with Haitian Arts & Culture in one of the largest Haitian Diaspora communities in the world. The second installment of the festival will be presented as a part of HCX’s Spring & Summer 2016 Season centering on the theme ofLibète/Freedom. Through exhibits, conversations, film screenings, and performances, Selebrasyon! will explore artistic movements of the 30 years subsequent to the fall of the Duvalier regime in Haiti.
Check out the season line-up below!
Selebrasyon! Kick Off Event
Sunday, May 1st | 2-8pm
Join Haiti Cultural Exchange for the kick-off of our Second Biennial Selebrasyon! featuring a DJ, live music, family arts activities, and a pop-up art exhibit of works on paper.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 1st | 2-8pm
LOCATION: Affirmation Arts Gallery | MAP
523 West 37th Street | New York, NY 10018
ADMISSION: $25 in Advance | $30 at Door
$15 for Students/Seniors (Tickets Available Only at the Door. Must Have Valid ID.)
Children Under 12 FREE
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Friday, May 6th | 8pm
In partnership with 651 Arts & BRIC, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Lakou Mizik, a collective of Haitian musicians who are bringing new life to Haitian roots music with legends like master drummer .
Exhibit at FiveMyles PLUS Space
Thursday, May 5th – Friday, May 20th
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 5th – Friday, May 20th
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | MAP
558 St. John’s Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238
Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!
Wednesday, May 18th | 6 – 10pm
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 18th | 6 – 10pm
LOCATION: ShapeshifterLab | MAP
18 Whitwell Place | Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tribute to Vivianne Gauthier featuring
Jean Appolon Dance Expressions
Saturday, May 21st | 7pm
Sunday, May 22nd | 2pm
In collaboration with Harlem School of the Arts, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents the New York Premiere of Angaje.
Film Screening in Collaboration with CaFA
Wednesday, June 1st
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 1st
LOCATION: BAM | MAP
Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs
Saturday, June 18th | 2pm
In Partnership with Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust (BQLT), join HCX for Haitian folktales and songs, connecting children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 18th | 2pm
LOCATION: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden | MAP
1087 E 43rd Street | Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, June 19th | 2pm
Haiti Culture Exchange’s signature literary event inviting authors of Haitian descent to talk about new work. This event will include readings, conversations with authors, and a book signing/sale.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 19th | 2pm
LOCATION: Queens Museum | MAP
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
ADMISSION: $10 Suggested Donation
An n’ Pale| Café Conversation with
Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges
Sunday, June 26th
HCX’s classic An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with Danielle Legros Georges. A Poet Laureate of the City of Boston and a professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University, her poems have been widely anthologized.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 26th | 3:30pm
LOCATION: Bowery Poetry Club | MAP
308 Bowery | New York, NY 10012
ADMISSION: $10 Suggested Donation
Selebrasyon! Closing Night Event
Thursday, June 30th
Join HXC for the closing night of Selebrasyon! featuring a tasting of Haitian cuisine by renowned chefs & live music
DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 30th
For more information on Selebrasyon, go here.