Caribbean Week In NYC Precedes Caribbean American Heritage Month In The US

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A Caribbean chef shows off his cuisine at the past Caribbean Week event.
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A Caribbean chef shows off his cuisine at the past Caribbean Week event. (CTO Image)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 31, 2016: The 11th Caribbean American Heritage Month across the U.S. begins officially tomorrow, June 1st but the Caribbean is already in the spotlight with the May 29th launch of another Caribbean Week in New York.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Week in New York got underway officially on Sunday with a church service at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn.

Caribbean Week, a celebration of the sights and sounds and unique vacation experiences and business offerings that the Caribbean region offers, continues with four public events this week.

Caribbean celebrity chefs from Anguilla, the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica will host cooking demonstrations at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store in NYC as well as at Williams-Sonoma t Columbus Circle and Bloomingdale’s White Plains at various times during this week.

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Performers at a past Caribbean Week in NYC. (CTO Image)

The spotlight will be on the youth on Wednesday June 1st, as the annual Caribbean student colloquium, “Students Taking Center Stage: A Forum for Rising Stars in Caribbean Tourism,” takes place at the New York Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom B, from 6 to 8 p.m., with students from Caribbean colleges and universities competing. Call (212) 635-9530 to RSVP or send email to [email protected]

The rums of the region will be in the spotlight on Friday 3rd with the Rum & Rhythm Benefit and Auction: The Ultimate Caribbean Epicurean Experience at Capitale, 130 Bowery, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The week’s pubic event wraps up with the Caribbean Rocks Concert by Tempo Networks on Sunday June 5th at B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd Street in NYC from 7 p.m. Performers will include Romain Virgo, R. City (Rock City), Cecile, Loyal Flames, Ziggy Ranking, Isaac Blackman, RKG, soca stars Kerwin Dubois, Shurwayne Winchester, rising star Arita and special performance by the Mighty Sparrow.Go to bit.ly/caribbeanrocks2016 for tickets and visit www.gottempo.com/caribbeanrocks-nyc for information.