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For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2014
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke

Commissioner Monestime to kick off Haitian Heritage Cultural Month 2014

(MIAMI, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, is inviting the community to “Savor the Experience” of Haitian culture, art, music and food by participating in the County’s 14th annual celebration of Haitian Heritage Cultural Month.

“Haitian Heritage Cultural Month is a wonderful opportunity for residents of every nationality and background to come and experience the richness of Haitian culture,” said Commissioner Monestime, the first Haitian-American elected to the County Commission. “I encourage everyone to take part in this celebration of all the contributions the Haitian community has made to Miami-Dade County and the world.”

Commissioner Monestime will kick off the month-long celebration on May 1, with five Haitian art exhibits which will open at PortMiami, 1015 N. American Way; the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street; the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59th Street; the Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue; and the Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199. The art exhibits will run through the month of May.

Other highlights of this year’s celebrations include a soccer tournament, two history bees, a “Taste of Haiti” featuring Haitian cuisine on Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 9 p.m. at MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th St., as well as a Haitian Compas Festival on Saturday, May 17th from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive in Miami. The celebration will round off with a gospel concert on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakgrove Park, 690 NE 159 St. in Miami.

For the full calendar of events, visit

For more information, please call Commissioner Monestime’s office at 305-694-2779.