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Caribbean Heritage Festival Goffe Street Park New Haven

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Caribbean Heritage Festival Goffe Street Park New Haven

The Caribbean Diaspora has always had an impactful contingent in various areas of the United States of America.

Caribbean Nationals have been a part of the rich culture of New Haven since the 1900’s or longer. In 2014 under the Distinguished Patronage of Hon. Mayor Toni N. Harp and the City of New Haven we were invited to showcase our rich culture at City Hall. We had approximately 200 people sharing, learning, reminiscing, tasting and just overall having a “gran ole time”.

The celebration has turned into an annual festival named The New Haven Caribbean Heritage Festival to enjoy performances, delicious Caribbean cuisine, beautiful displays of islands and colorful costumes. This year will be the 8th anniversary of the festival, aptly hosted in June which is dubbed National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

This year, we are returning to downtown New Haven on the main Green​, thanks to our partnership with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

In true Caribbean Style – FAMILY TIME, MUSIC, DANCING & FOOD.

The 2024 planning committee:
Karaine Holness, Executive Director and Founder of NHCHF (Jamaica)
Shermaine Cooke-Edmonds, Chief Operations Officer and Event Planner (Dominica)
Kino Alvarez, Production (Trinidad & Tobago)
Shenell Edmonds, Administrative Assistant (USA/Dominica)

If you would like to help out in any way, please contact us.
As the old Caribbean proverb goes “Many hands make light work!”


June 29
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Downtown New Haven
900 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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