Destination Fridays goes to Haiti

African American Research Library & Cultural Center

May is Haitian History Month and on May 6, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 pm, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is celebrating with a Destinations Friday event that promises to be filled with the joy of dancing and merriment.

“We are excited about Haiti,” says Elaina Norlin, Regional Library Manager, “and we’ve been told by the Haitian community to expect a record attendance at this event!”

Haitian culture is known for its vibrant colors and dazzling attire, so come dressed in festive clothing—perhaps embracing the vivid red and blue colors of the Haitian flag. Put on your party face and prepare for an evening of frolic with Haitian-flavored dancing, snacking and drinking (you are certain to enjoy our signature cocktails)!

The library’s lobby will segue from random movements to instructed dancing (always a crowd favorite) led by FIU’s Tou Cho, and the evening will culminate in a wonderful performance by KaJu Afro Haitian Dance in the auditorium. There will also be paintings to enjoy in the gallery  featuring Art Through the Lens of Afro-French Caribbean Artists, plus opportunities to learn more about Haitian travel and customs by Guylene Berry, and door prizes from Haitian restaurants and vendors.

Sponsors for this event include Carna Fam, Ebenezer Bakery, WSRF Radio, Piman Café, Sa’K Pase Media, Island Palace Restaurant, Merkahbah, the African Wardrobe Festival, and the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce.

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