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Haitian Festival Offers Art, Food, Poetry, Music: Note to Artists, Vendors and Poets – still time to sign up!

There is still time for small businesses and non-profits to reserve a FREE space at the upcoming “Celebrate Life with Hope” during Haitian Heritage Month.  What a great opportunity to reach out to the community!!  In addition, Poets and Rap Artists are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture. The Rickie Report shares details for artists to promote their work AND shares details for EVERYONE to enjoy the event itself!

4th Annual

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE



Haitian Heritage Month



Saturday, May 17th

10 am – 5 pm


Hand Park        

NW 5th Street and Canal Street

 Belle Glade, FL




Celebrate LIFE with HOPE – Haitian Heritage Month is now a traditional way to celebrate Haitian History and Culture in the Glades. It is also an opportunity to have FUN and share Haitian Culture with all community residents.  It provides a venue for networking, coordination of services, and partnerships.  It is an occasion to bring service providers together to meet community needs, serve children and families, and communicate with community residents.


flyer celebrate life with hope Hand Park 2014


This year, the event will take place on Saturday, May 17 th at HAND PARK, in Belle Glade, FL.  Artists, small businesses, vendors and non-profits are welcome to bring their own tents, tables and chairs at no charge ( a donation is acceptable) – and lunch is included! In addition, Poets and Rappers are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture (some rules apply).  Please RSVP to Fritz at 561.502.8968, as spaces are limited.


At least 50 youth will earn community service hours for school. They participate and learn through story telling, cultural presentations, arts and crafts, live music, and great food. Community residents may also receive free health screenings and other services at the event.


Trained Haitian-Creole-speaking staff from HASC will give short presentations on Community/Business Services available in the Glades area. The interpreters also will be available to interpret for your business or organization during presentations if needed.

HASC vendor application  Draft  2014 CLH

HASC was founded in May, 2009 in West Palm Beach, FL by a group of socially conscious individual who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people in Palm Beach County.  The non-profit is known as the Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc.   For more information please contact  or visit  or call   561.502.8968.  

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