May 1 – June 30, 2016
Selebrasyon! | Libète/Freedom
New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture

Haiti Cultural Exchange announced their Second Biennial Selebrasyon! a festival of Haitian art and culture, showcasing the diversity, beauty and vitality of Haiti and its Diaspora – from the traditional to the modern.

Selebrasyon! 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 of Libète/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

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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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Lakou Mizik!
Friday, May 6th | 8pm

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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 Sanba Zao, and young stars like Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis.

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 6th | 8pm
LOCATION: BRIC House Ballroom |MAP
647 Fulton St | Brooklyn, NY 11217
ADMISSION: $20 in Advance | $23 at Door
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The Haitian Creative Series
Wednesday, May 11th | 6-8pm

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Join us for a film screening by Richard Louissaint in collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, featuring the Haitian Creative Series, an ongoing video and photo documentary project.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 11th | 6-8pm
LOCATION: Weeksville Heritage Center | MAP
158 Buffalo Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11213

Exhibit at FiveMyles PLUS Space
Thursday, May 12th – Friday, June 4th


Join us as we journey through a visual art exhibit featuring Nathalie Jolivert & Mahalia Stines at theFiveMyles PLUS Space. This is an ongoing exhibit with an opening night reception on Thursday, May 12th at 6pm.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 12th – Friday, May 20th
OPENING: Thursday, May 12th | 6pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery | MAP
558 St. John’s Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238
ADMISSION: $10 Suggested Donation

Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon!
Wednesday, May 18th | 6 – 10pm

Flag Day 2016


Come celebrate Haitian Flag Day with HCX atShapeshifter Lab, featuring Gashford Guillaume & Creole Fusion Ensemble, Anie Alerte, and Baz Twoubadou. Presented in collaboration with Councilmembers Jumaane Williams & Brad Lander.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 18th | 6-10pm
LOCATION: Shapeshifter Lab | MAP
18 Whitwell Place | Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tribute to Vivianne Gauthier featuring
Jean Appolon Dance Expressions
& Kanu Dance Theater

Saturday, May 21st | 7pm
Sunday, May 22nd | 2pm


In collaboration with the Harlem School of the Arts, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents the New York Premiere of Angaje featuring Jean Appolon Dance Expressions and Kanu Dance Theater.

DATE/TIME: May 21st at 7pm | May 22nd at 2pm
LOCATION: Harlem School of the Arts | MAP
645 St Nicholas Ave | New York, NY 10030
ADMISSION: $20 in Advance | $25 at Door
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Exclusive Sneak Peak of Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin
Film Screening in Collaboration with CaFA

Wednesday, June 1st | 7:30pm

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In collaboration with the Caribbean Film Academy(CaFA), join Haiti Cultural Exchange for an exclusive sneak peak of the film, Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 1st | 7:30pm
LOCATION: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Buliding | MAP
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Krik? Krak! Storytelling & Songs
Saturday, June 18th | 2pm

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In Partnership with Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust (BQLT), join us 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

Salon d’Haiti featuring Yanick Lahens
Sunday, June 19th | 2pm

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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. This program will be in French and Creole only.

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 | 3:30pm

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Our 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! Taste of Haiti
Thursday, June 30th | 6-11pm

Closing night


Join us for the closing night of Selebrasyon! featuring live music, a tasting of Haitian cuisine by renowned chefs and DJ.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 30th | 6-11pm
899 Bergen St. | Brooklyn, NY 11238