Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New York’s Caribbean Week

The aim of Caribbean Week – that takes place in New York between June 1st and June 7th – is to “showcase the warmth, spirit and vibrancy of the Caribbean.” To do that, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) that organizes the week-long festival, offers wonderful events for the city’s inhabitants and tourists. 

For example, Caribbean chefs will be teaching about their skills and work at the Celebrity Chef Program throughout midtown.  Then there is the Caribbean Diaspora Forum which today is assembling midtown government officials with Caribbean New Yorkers to talk about tourism and developments and how that impacts those living there.

And then there is the Rum and Rhythm Benefit and Auction designed to help midtown’s students. 

The entire week is a lot of fun and a fascinating way to learn about life in the Caribbean, from the heart of New York City.