This year, Caribbean Week in New York City has a vast list of free and paid network events, seminars, and social gatherings to cater to everyone that is actively involved in the Caribbean community or just lovers of the the diverse culture that is Caribbean.
Caribbean Week in New York takes place from June 5th -11th, 2011.
As per Caribbean Week New York’s website – “it is a celebration of the sights, sounds, color, culture and unique vacation experiences of the Caribbean. Caribbean tourism officials, the media, artists, performers, celebrity chefs, fashion designers, models, investors and other strategic partners converge on New York.
Caribbean Week in New York showcases the diversity and vibrancy of the region and offers Caribbean vacations at super special prices available only during the Week. Organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Caribbean Week in New York combines business sessions and consumer-oriented events with food, fashion, entertainment and networking opportunities!
The week begins with the exciting and activity intense Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair and Wedding and culminates with the popular Governments of the Caribbean State Ball. Caribbean Week in New York is the largest regional tourism activity in the New York area and typically attracts over 10,000 participants to its largest event. In addition, extensive media coverage of the various events reaches local, national and international audiences in the millions. “
Some of the events to look forward to are:
The week long festivities will culminate with the Rhythms of the Caribbean Ball at The Plaza, hosted by Jamaican-born / Haiti-raised NBC correspondent Jenna Wolfe.