Author: Institute for Caribbean Studies | Date: 04 June 2018
Boston, MA. April 19, 2018. - Hundreds of islands, thousands of miles of coastal territories, multiple languages, religions, races, and ethnic backgrounds: the Caribbean community is one of the most culturally rich and diverse in America... and in Massachusetts, is one of the biggest and most influential, contributing to the vibrancy of the state in a wide range of social, academic, commercial, governmental and non-profit sectors.
June is Caribbean American Heritage Month, as declared by the US House of Representatives in 2005, to honor and recognize the importance of the Caribbean community in the United States.
This year, Boston will kick off the celebrations with a Flag raising ceremony on June 4th, at City Hall Plaza, at 12 Noon. On June 9th, The Authentic Caribbean Foundation will have a Cultural and Arts Fest, at the Reggie Lewis Center, showcasing Caribbean dances, music, food, arts and crafts.
The festivities in Worcester will commence with a Flag raising ceremony at Worcester City Hall on June 12 at 5PM. On June 23rd, the celebrations will continue in Worcester, MA, where The Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association will host "Skyline - A CaribbeanAmerican Arts and Cultural Experience" at the historic Worcester Union Station starting at 7PM. This event will be a enchanting mixture of a cultural exposition, performances, arts exhibits, and interactive educational experience.
The Authentic Caribbean Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, based in Boston, geared towards transforming the lives of the Caribbean children impacted by disabilities, HIV/AIDS and their caregivers through health and educational support.
Note: For more information about the events and the Authentic Caribbean Foundation, please contact us at foundation@