Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Colors of the Caribbean
Presented by the Caribbean American Heritage Florida Inc., The Rhythm Foundation, City of Hollywood, Hollywood CRA, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Caribbean- Inspired, Art, Music, Travel, Culture, Entertainment, Food and Drinks
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 4pm-11pm
Produced by Aifos Agency
Media Contact: Harris Public Relations– 786.897.8854

Hollywood, Fl - What do you get when you blend the diverse, authentic ingredients of the Caribbean? You get a Caribbean inspired day of food, arts and culture, entertainment and irie vibes. The 3rd annual Colors of the Caribbean is the key thread that brings people together to celebrate the vibrant heritage of the Caribbean. The event takes place at Hollywood Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The event starts at 4pm with a Junkanoo procession accompanied by Moko Jumbies (Stilt walkers) harmonized by the sweet sounds of Steelpan music. Entertainment for the day includes live performances by Midnite (Virgin Islands), Kevin Lyttle (St Vincent), Harmoniq (Haiti) along with many more. Music powered by DJ Majestic (DC/Trinidad & Tobago). 

Colors of the Caribbean is presented by the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation, Inc, City of Hollywood, Hollywood CRA,Rhythm Foundation and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event has attracted over 15,000 attendees over the past two years, and is positioned to becoming a staple in the Hollywood Florida arts and culture community. Colors of the Caribbean, hosted by ABC weekend anchor Neki Mohan and NBC6 South Florida Today Weekend Anchor Sharon Lawson. Other highlights for the day include; the Caribbean Airlines Travel Expo, YMCA Kids Activity Zone powered by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Caribbean Food Village, Caribbean Arts and Craft Village, Cultural Performances and for the first time in 2014, the “Going Green” Zone which seeks to promote a greener earth.

“We look forward to our continued community collaboration with the City of Hollywood, Hollywood CRA and Rhythm Foundation. We are especially excited about our YMCA Kids Activity Zone and Going Green Zone that is causing quite a buzz, states Executive Director Asa Sealy, Caribbean American Heritage of Florida, Inc.

“The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB is excited about partnership with “Colors of the Caribbean” as it speaks directly to the demographic changes that exist in Greater Fort Lauderdale and it provides the CVB with a prime opportunity to invite individuals  of all ethnicities to come visit the destination and experience our colors of the Caribbean.  Prime reason for our neighbors in the region to come to Hollywood, stay in a hotel and have the Caribbean experience without leaving the country”, state Al Tucker, Vice President Multi-Cultural Business Development.

The event will also feature an activity zone presented by the YMCA powered the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.

Sponsors include: Hollywood CRA, City of Hollywood, The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Aifos Events, Island 360, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, 88th Films, Hot 105FM and Caribbean Airlines.

Caribbean American Heritage Foundation
The Caribbean American Heritage of Florida Inc. (CAHFI) is a statewide not-for-profit corporation dedicated to creating awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contribution to the United States of America. Visit them at www.mycahfi.org

Rhythm Foundation
Rhythm Foundation is a non-profit organization celebrating its 26th season of presenting outstanding international artist in South Florida. We are the foremost present  of “world music” in South Florida-presenting more than 500 concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is give to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences-music from Brazil, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Hollywood Arts Park Experience
This series of events celebrates South Florida’s vibrant cultures through music, food, tourism and culture. The newly remodeled ArtsPark at Young Circle and US1 in Hollywood’s charming downtown now has an expanded amphitheater that can accommodate upwards of 10,000 people, several play areas for families, a promenade for vendors and exhibitors, an indoor pavilion area for VIPs, playgrounds, and much more, alive with international music and culture

Visit www.colorsofthecaribbean.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @colorsofcarib for more information. #Colors2014

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