Explore firsthand the beauty and vibrancy of Caribbean life. We are proud to offer local and global communities rich experiences brimming with Caribbean culture. For 5+ years, we have been creating unprecedented programming from thought-provoking film screenings and cultural programs, to more intimate events, like rhum tastings, Little Caribbean walking tours, and artisan pop-up shops. By taking part in our experiences, you will be immersed in Caribbean culture + heritage.
POP-UP SHOP/SUMMER 2017
Following the success of our Caribbean Holiday Market, we are thrilled to bring you a Summer Edition featuring several of our favorite Caribbean artisans/brands. Find unique gifts for your loved ones or yourself. Join us Thursdays-Sundays from July 14-28 at the Caribbeing House.
FLatbush caton market
The Flatbush Caton Market is a Caribbean market that opened in 2000. With a bright welcoming exterior, the market is a space for small vendors and emerging entrepreneurs as a means of survival and cultural preservation. Amidst the sellers of fresh sugarcane, coconuts, and Caribbean flags in the courtyard, you’ll find the CARIBBEING House. Our location gives us a unique opportunity to offer an insider look into the market past, present and future
Art is central to CARIBBEING’s mission. From photographic exhibitions showcasing the roots of reggae and dancehall to Puerto Rican American textiles to live performances, we bring art directly to the community. Come with us as we take a glimpse into the world of #CaribbeanLife through the lens of emerging artists. This experience comes with a signature CARIBBEING rhum cocktail and a special gift
WHEN YES MEANS NO!
Unpack sexuality and consent in Caribbean Carnival culture with film screening “Bottom in d’Road” followed by panel discussion moderated by our very own Shelley V. Worrell. Panelists include Lyrikal, Rosamond King PhD and Nicole “Zyonness” Crowley. Free with museum admission.
Wukkout! is a fun Caribbean fitness dance method created by professional choreographer Krista Martins that will make you sweat just like you would at Carnival! This experience includes learning the basics of traditional Caribbean dance with a modern soca-inspired twist, cooling down with a Caribbean beverage, and a complimentary CARIBBEING button and Wukkout! rubber bracelet.
LITTLE CARIBBEAN WALKING TOUR
New York City is home to one of the largest, most diverse Caribbean communities in the world. A few times a year we lead walking tours highlighting Flatbush’s vibrant Caribbean food + culture scene. Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and flavours of the neighborhood as we give you inside access to the social and cultural life of #CaribbeanLife in Brooklyn.