Maurice Lindsay speaking at the flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts kicking off June festivities celebrating June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, with members of the Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration Committee, members of the Springfield City Council, the City Fire Department and the Mayor Staff.
On Saturday June 15, 2013, The Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration Committee Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts will host its first Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala, in place of its annual Taste of the Caribbean and Music Festival, in commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
The Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, in Downtown Springfield, One Monarch Place, Springfield MA 01144
This is a fund-raising event to support the committees free annual Taste of the Caribbean and Music Festival, and other local community events in commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
The Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala will include a networking Cocktail Hour, followed by Dinner, Our Guest Speaker is Mr. Lowell Hawthorne, the Co-Founder and CEO, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, who will share his inspiring sporty of rags to riches and our special guest is Dr. Claire A. Nelson, the Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, in Washington DC. The leading Caribbean American think-do tank, she is the architect of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, Dr. Claire Nelson, is often called a renaissance woman. The winner of numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the Caribbean American community, she was named a White House Champion of Change. This exciting evening will include Awards presentations, live steel band music and dancing from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. everyone is invited, for tickets RSVP to Ms. Sandra Cohen at (413) 433-5791
See the attached Flyer and Newsletter for complete details
The Mighty Sparrow headlined last June star studded performances as Springfield Massachusetts join the growing national commemoration of June as Caribbean American Heritage Month, organizers kicked of the local celebration with a Taste of the Caribbean and Music Festival.
Our past festivities also include a free concert held the grounds of Springfield Technical Community College, directly across from the Springfield Armory, which featured several Reggae, Calypso, Steel Pan, Gospel and Salsa bands from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
The concert was part of a full day of festivities that included a taste of the Caribbean, featuring great food from many local Caribbean restaurants.
Below are some highlights from our 2011 Taste of the Caribbean and Music Festival, attendees enjoy a day of great food an music
Below more scenes from our 2011 Taste of the Caribbean and Music Festival, as attendees enjoy a day of great food, drinks and music. This is a family oriented event.