Thank you for visiting the "Haitian Day Parade & HaitianSpringFest's website. It's designated with you in mind to give you a better understanding about the Haitian community in expressing its history, culture and traditions. Also, the Haitian Day Parade and HaitianSpringFest offer a market to anyone who has interest in the said community from providing a creative sales and promotion environment for new products and or services in increasing brand awareness and brand equity for their business. The www.haitianparade.com is the vehicle for the parade and festival. We invite anyone who you'd like to participate or contribute or sponsor in either event or both to contact us as soon as possible. Together let's Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary with Pride & Dignity. We hope your visit was helpful and informative, once again, Thank you!
Haitian Day Parade & HaitianSpringFest, Sunday May 27, 2012
The Haitian Day Parade & HaitianSpringFest are truly unique. It is family oriented by design. Truth be told, the month of May is Haitian Heritage Month. May has great historical and cultural traditions that all Haitians are proud to make others aware of and to pass on to future generations. It is in that spirit that the Haitian Day Parade & HaitianSpringFest always closed the month for the past nine years. This celebration incorporates a Haitian patriotic theme into an exciting day of cultural activities including food, musical entertainment, floats with beautiful queens and princesses and much more in the parade/Festival. Smiling families dine at sidewalk cafes. The air is filled with music, laughter, and the tempting aromas of Haitian cuisine. Surely, this must be Haiti? Actually, it is the HaitianSpringFest in Brooklyn, Nostrand Avenue / Toussaint Louverture Blvd (Little Haiti). C' est reellement magnifique! The HaitianSpringFest always closes with one of the most spectacular musical performance by either T-Vice, Sweet Micky,or Kreyol la, the best from the Haitian community.
This event is the largest gathering in the Tri-State area of Northeast in the said population. Tens of thousands of people attend every year.
The Parade / HaitianSpringFest provides an ultimate venue to showcase your products and services. This Parade / Festival is dedicated to preserving Haitian heritage and culture. This one of a kind free ethnic Spring Festival & Parade does not deserve to be missed. It is one of the Haitian finest festivals in the United States. So please, come and celebrate the Haitian heritage while spending time with family and friends. Come and Enjoy yourself in a friendly atmosphere with your Haitian Flag. We look forward to seeing you there. To get a full list of our attractions and descriptions. please visit: www.Haitianparade.com, Myspace, Facebook or Twitter.
P. S. NYPD requests that spectators refrain from bringing backpacks/containers or other large bags as all will be screened for security purposes.
Recent and past performers have included: Sweet Micky, T-Vice and Kreyol la. Always the best Haitian artists and performers. This unforgottable live music experience features lots of performances by music hottest stars - Local & Popular talent will appear as well as up - and - coming talent and hometown favorite comedians, dance groups: Tambours & Voix d'Haiti, Zetwal, Creole Dancers,Djarara, Black Mystic Rara Anacaona,D.J music (Hi-Prophyle:DJ Stakz, DJ Greg, The Untouchables and many more), live bands (Compas, Jazz and Zouk music), marching bands, petting zoo, horseback riding, games, circus, carnival rides, etc.) - Affordable fun for adults, teens and youngsters. Master of Ceremony: Jean Claude Vaval, Jr. And once again to close the Festival, this year we will have directly from Haiti"Kreyola la"
Parade: Nostrand Ave (from Linden Blvd to Foster Ave) / HaitianSpringFest: ( Foster Ave-Farragut Rd)
By car, from Queens: Take Belt Parkway To exit 17 W (No Conduit Ave)- take Linden BLVD- strait to Nostrand Ave. From Manhattan: Take Brooklyn Bridge - turn left on Tillary St. - turn right on Flatbush Ave - straight to Linden Blvd - turn left on Linden Blvd - go straight to Nostrand Ave. Public transportation is also available: By Bus: from Church Ave: Take Bus 35 to Nostrand Avenue- From Nostrand Ave: Bus 44 to Linden Blvd. By train: take # 2 to Church Avenue stop and walk up one block to Linden Blvd. We also encourage alternative transportation via bicycle, carpool, walking.