WIADCA and Brooklyn Chamber Announce First Ever Caribbean Restaurant Week, 6/22-28
The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), producers of the New York Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York from June 22nd - 28th.
Participating restaurants will showcase the many cultures and cuisines that originate in the Caribbean. Foodies can discover a multitude of bold and bright flavors including delicious callaloo, griot, roti, stewed or jerk meats, and ice-cold beverages featuring Caribbean fruit and rums. Over 29 restaurants across New York City are expected to participate and they are listed below.
"New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area," said William Howard, WIADCA's President.
"Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods," said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura."After the launch of our Italian and Kosher Restaurant weeks, Caribbean Heritage Month was a perfect opportunity to work with WIADCA to celebrate contributions the Caribbean community has made to our city's culture. We are excited to try all of the phenomal foods and drinks that will be available."
Caribbean Restaurant Week is one of the many activities marking Caribbean History month (Caribe), which is celebrated annually in June in New York. Other 2014 Caribbean Month events include a Mas workshop (teaching Carnival costume design), a Caribbean Heritage Month Presentation for high school students, and the "Make Music New York Concert" at Ronald McNair Park.
"As we continue our collaboration with BCC and with WIADCA, we are pleased to support the partnering between BCC and WIADCA as it bridges the celebration of Caribbean culture with a much needed promotional platform for our business establishments. CACCI is proud to continue to serve as a community partner for this event and others in the future." said Dr. Roy A Hastick, Sr. President / CEO / Founder of CACCI.
The Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI), has signed on as a community partner for Caribbean Restaurant Week. "As we continue our collaboration with BCC and with WIADCA, we are pleased to support the partnering between BCC and WIADCA as it bridges the celebration of Caribbean culture with a much needed promotional platform for our business establishments. CACCI is proud to continue to serve as a community partner for this event and others in the future." said Dr. Roy A Hastick, Sr. President / CEO / Founder of CACCI.
West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is a nonprofit 501 © 3 tax-exempt organization, comprised of volunteers dedicated to promoting Caribbean culture. WIADCA hosts educational forums, cultural workshops, networking, and special events annually to broaden community involvement and educational goals. Annually, WIADCA presents the New York Caribbean Carnival, a spectacular parade on Brooklyn's famous Eastern Parkway that attracts over a million spectators.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a membership based, business assistance organization, which represents the interests of over 1,700 member businesses, as well as businesses across the borough of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Alliance is the not-for-profit economic development organization of the Chamber, which works to address the needs of businesses through direct business assistance programs.
For more information on Caribbean Restaurant Week New York, CARIBE, and the New York Caribbean Carnival, please visit:
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Participating Restaurants here