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La Nuit Des Jeunes 2014

Jaz Enterprise was very kind and generous to invite me to this year’s La Nuit Des Jeunes this past Saturday. I was very excited because I’ve never attended a giant Compas event as such, and I heard it was the biggest one in Manhattan. I put on my most comfortable high-heeled boots, a fitted midi […]

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Dancing to Nu-Look

It was hot. It was muggy. I was sweaty, and so was everyone else. It was the kind of weather that even breathing made you sweat profusely. I figured if I’m going to sweat anyway, I might as well make it count and dance all night! I was dancing to Compas with a live performance […]

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Hope and A Future: A Celebration of Haiti

“Everyday in America, we get up, and we live life because we have infrastructure. We have water. We have electricity. We don’t think about these things. We utilize these things. But (en Ayiti) in Haiti, we have to get up, and we have to (cheche lavi) look for life. But despite that, we still get […]

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Belo performs at Lycée Francais de New York

I remember the first time I heard his music. I was in college, and I was sweeping my dorm room after another random night of partying. My mind was focused on the stickiness of a syrupy substance on the floor, which I’m guessing was Grenadine. I took a small break, and pulled the CD out […]

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NYC Adventures: A night with Zing

“In one word, describe Zing Experience and what the band means to you.” That was the question my partner Natalia and I asked fans who came to see Zing perform during their album release party at Webster Hall, a couple of weeks ago. The answers were all very different and special in their own way. […]

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Haiti Optimiste: An Evening Celebrating New Cinema From Haiti!

“There is Hollywood in America, Bollywood in India, Nollywood in Nigeria… Let’s bring Jollywood to Jacmel, Haiti!” Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school teamed with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) this past Thursday, January 24, 2013 to screen “Haiti Optimiste”: a series of short films made by Haitian film students to portray their potential and […]

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True Noel Fundraiser

True Noel, the first annual Christmas toy drive  hosted by Fleur de Vie and the Consulate General of Haiti, was a true delight. The event was held at Dumbo Loft, a nicely decorated and spacious venue conveniently located by the water with wonderful views of Brooklyn Bridge. Holiday spirit was in the air as people […]

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Nadege Fleurimond’s Book Release Party

Nadege Fleurimond, Haitian-American chef, author, and entrepreneur, hosted her book release party this past Monday, December 2, 2012. The charismatic lady entertained the large room with reading direct chapters from her book, and improvising jokes about her lifestyle and friends. Glancing back, the (mostly Haitian) after-work crowd filled up Bubble Lounge, a swanky Tribeca Champagne […]

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Haiti Initiative- Fresh Water Pop Up Shop

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, swanky eco-friendly nightclub in Soho, Greenhouse, was completely transformed into a pop-up shop extravaganza. Fresh Water Pop Up Shop was founded by photographer, Amon Focus, and senior marketing manager, Tamika Blocket to support Roots of Development’s latest Haiti initiative. The unique fundraising/shopping event displayed a photo exhibit of Amon’s work in […]

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PPAF Fundraising Event for Haiti

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, Resource Furniture partnered with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation for a fundraiser and silent auction to promote their most recent Haiti initiatives. David Stillman, Executive Director of PPAF introduced their clean-cook stoves and fuels that they are trying to made widely available in Haiti to help improve the health and overall lifestyle […]

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