WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION (WIADCA) AND BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LAUNCH FIRST EVER CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT WEEK NEW YORK
Taste the Caribbean in NYC at more than 30 Restaurants June 22-28
The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), producers of the New York Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York from June 22nd – 28th.
Participating restaurants will showcase the many cultures and cuisines that originate in the Caribbean. Foodies can discover a multitude of bold and bright flavors including delicious callaloo, griot, roti, stewed or jerk meats, and ice-cold beverages featuring Caribbean fruit and rums. Over 29 restaurants across New York City are expected to participate and they are listed below.
“New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area,” said William Howard, WIADCA’s President.
“Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura.”After the launch of our Italian and Kosher Restaurant weeks, Caribbean Heritage Month was a perfect opportunity to work with WIADCA to celebrate contributions the Caribbean community has made to our city’s culture. We are excited to try all of the phenomal foods and drinks that will be available.”
Caribbean Restaurant Week is one of the many activities marking Caribbean History month (Caribe), which is celebrated annually in June in New York. Other 2014 Caribbean Month events include a Mas workshop (teaching Carnival costume design), a Caribbean Heritage Month Presentation for high school students, and the “Make Music New York Concert” at Ronald McNair Park.
“D’Savannah Bar and Lounge is honored to be a part of the very first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York,” said D’Savannah owner Natalie Lamming. “We applaud West Indian American Day Carnival Association and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on their efforts to showcase/promote not just Caribbean businesses but Caribbean culture. Caribbean cuisine is a very big part of our culture, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month than by participating in this history-making event.”
The Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI), has signed on as a community partner for Caribbean Restaurant Week. ”As we continue our collaboration with BCC and with WIADCA, we are pleased to support the partnering between BCC and WIADCA as it bridges the celebration of Caribbean culture with a much needed promotional platform for our business establishments. CACCI is proud to continue to serve as a community partner for this event and others in the future.” said Dr. Roy A Hastick, Sr. President / CEO / Founder of CACCI.
West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is a nonprofit 501 © 3 tax-exempt organization, comprised of volunteers dedicated to promoting Caribbean culture. WIADCA hosts educational forums, cultural workshops, networking, and special events annually to broaden community involvement and educational goals. Annually, WIADCA presents the New York Caribbean Carnival, a spectacular parade on Brooklyn’s famous Eastern Parkway that attracts over a million spectators.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a membership based, business assistance organization, which represents the interests of over 1,700 member businesses, as well as businesses across the borough of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Alliance is the not-for-profit economic development organization of the Chamber, which works to address the needs of businesses through direct business assistance programs.
For more information on Caribbean Restaurant Week New York, CARIBE, and the New York Caribbean Carnival, please visit:
1082 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
D’Savannah Bar and Lounge
1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210
Kombit Bar & Restaurant
279 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
1521 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
960 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
1377 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1121
Samuel’s Top Ranking Fish Shop
33-15 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
5814 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203
Sugar Cane Restaurant
238 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
788 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Super Wings NY
888 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
636 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Trini Breakfast Shed
32-09 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
671 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
1574 Ralph Ave Brooklyn, NY 11234
Take Out Restaurants:
4617 Ave. D, Brooklyn, NY 11203
A & P Roti & Pastry Shop
4902 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY 11203
1166 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn NY 11225
1109 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
Punch Line Smoothies & Juice Bar
701 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
34-05 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
724 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
3814 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
Super Wings NY
1218 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11225
915 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
Tastee Pattee Ltd.
31-22 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
Negril Village NYC
70 W 3rd St., New York, NY 10012
204 Varrick St., New York, NY 10014
Take Out Restaurants:
216-19 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Sybil’s Bakery & Restaurant
159-24 Hillside Ave., New York, NY 11432
163-07 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434