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    6/16/2014 Press Release
    West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Launch First Ever Caribbean Restaurant Week New York

    WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION (WIADCA) AND BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LAUNCH FIRST EVER CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT WEEK NEW YORK

    Taste the Caribbean in NYC at more than 30 Restaurants June 22-28

     The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), producers of the New York Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York from June 22nd - 28th. 

     

    Participating restaurants will showcase the many cultures and cuisines that originate in the Caribbean. Foodies can discover a multitude of bold and bright flavors including delicious callaloo, griot, roti, stewed or jerk meats, and ice-cold beverages featuring Caribbean fruit and rums. Over 29 restaurants across New York City are expected to participate and they are listed below. 

    "New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area," said William Howard, WIADCA's President.

    "Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods," said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura."After the launch of our Italian and Kosher Restaurant weeks, Caribbean Heritage Month was a perfect opportunity to work with WIADCA to celebrate contributions the Caribbean community has made to our city's culture. We are excited to try all of the phenomal foods and drinks that will be available."  

    Caribbean Restaurant Week is one of the many activities marking Caribbean History month (Caribe), which is celebrated annually in June in New York. Other 2014 Caribbean Month events include a Mas workshop (teaching Carnival costume design), a Caribbean Heritage Month Presentation for high school students, and the "Make Music New York Concert" at Ronald McNair Park. 

    "D'Savannah Bar and Lounge is honored to be a part of the very first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York," said D'Savannah owner Natalie Lamming. "We applaud West Indian American Day Carnival Association and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on their efforts to showcase/promote not just Caribbean businesses but Caribbean culture. Caribbean cuisine is a very big part of our culture, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month than by participating in this history-making event."

     

    The Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI), has signed on as a community partner for Caribbean Restaurant Week. "As we continue our collaboration with BCC and with WIADCA, we are pleased to support the partnering between BCC and WIADCA as it bridges the celebration of Caribbean culture with a much needed promotional platform for our business establishments. CACCI is proud to continue to serve as a community partner for this event and others in the future." said Dr. Roy A Hastick, Sr. President / CEO / Founder of CACCI.

     

    West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is a nonprofit 501 © 3 tax-exempt organization, comprised of volunteers dedicated to promoting Caribbean culture. WIADCA hosts educational forums, cultural workshops, networking, and special events annually to broaden community involvement and educational goals. Annually, WIADCA presents the New York Caribbean Carnival, a spectacular parade on Brooklyn's famous Eastern Parkway that attracts over a million spectators. 

     

    The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a membership based, business assistance organization, which represents the interests of over 1,700 member businesses, as well as businesses across the borough of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Alliance is the not-for-profit economic development organization of the Chamber, which works to address the needs of businesses through direct business assistance programs. 

     

    For more information on Caribbean Restaurant Week New York, CARIBE, and the New York Caribbean Carnival, please visit:

    Facebook.com/CaribbeanRestaurantWeekNewYork 

    facebook.com/BrooklynLaborDayCarnival 

    www.wiadca.org 

    Hashtags: #CaribbeanRestaurantWeekNewYork, #CRWNY #WIADCA #Caribe

     

    Participating Restaurants

    Brooklyn

    Eat-in Restaurants

    Culpeppers

    1082 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Jamaica Grill

    321 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

     

    D'Savannah Bar and Lounge

    1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210

     

    Kombit Bar & Restaurant

    279 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

     

    Footprints Café

    1521 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

     

    Milk River

    960 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

     

    Footprints Café

    1377 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1121

    Samuel's Top Ranking Fish Shop

    33-15 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

    Footprints Café

    5814 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

    Sugar Cane Restaurant

    238 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

     

    Glady's

    788 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

     

     Super Wings NY
     888 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 

     

    Trini Breakfast Shed

    32-09 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

     

    Ideya Brooklyn

    636 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

     

    Vivid Café

    4617 Ave. D, Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

    Janelle's Restaurant

    671 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

     

     

    Brooklyn

    Take Out Restaurants

    A & P Roti & Pastry Shop

    4902 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY 11203

     

    Picky Eaters

    1166 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn NY 11225

     

    Allan's Bakery

    1109 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

     

    Punch Line Smoothies & Juice Bar

    701 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

     

    D&P Restaurant

    34-05 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

    Secrets NYC

    724 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

     

    FisHnet Inc.

    3814 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

    Super Wings NY
     1218 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11225 

     

    Tastee Pattee Ltd.

    31-22 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

     

    Island Burger

    915 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203

     

     

     

     

     

    MANHATTAN

    Eat-In Restaurants

    Negril Village NYC

    70 W 3rd St., New York, NY 10012

     

    SOB'S

    204 Varrick St., New York, NY 10014

     

     

    QUEENS

    Take Out Restaurants

    Creole Buffet

    216-19 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411

     

    Sybil's Bakery & Restaurant

    159-24 Hillside Ave., New York, NY 11432

     

     

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