Celebrate Somerville’s Haitian Community, July 6

Join the City of Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Somerville Arts Council, and local non-profit organization Haitians United in a celebration of Somerville’s Haitian community. Enjoy a night of art, music, dance, and food on Saturday, July 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Haitian art will be available for purchase from amateur and professional artists from the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts and world-renowned painter Charlot Lucien will give a presentation on the history of Haitian art. Haitians United dancers will be performing and teaching techniques of folklò (traditional Haitian dancing) while Noche Latina Dance Group will demonstrate modern konpa dance. Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can join in. Local Haitian/Carribean restaurant Pikliz International Kitchen will be selling food and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase for attendees 21 and olderTo finish the night, enjoy a performance by locally- and internationally-known Rara band (a percussion band) and musician and television host King Bobo.

This event is free and open to all.


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].