About The Festival
The Caribbean Diaspora has always had an impactful contingent in various areas of the United States.
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 held at DeGale Field, locally known as Goffe Street Park to enjoy performances, delicious Caribbean cuisine, beautiful displays of islands and colorful costumes. This year will be the 6th anniversary of the festival, aptly hosted in June which is dubbed National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
This year, 2019, we are closing out the Caribbean American Heritage Month (JUNE) by returning to DeGale Field in true Caribbean Style - FAMILY TIME, MUSIC, DANCING & FOOD
The 2019 planning committee: Karaine Holness, Founder of NHCHF (Jamaica), Shermaine Cooke-Edmonds (Dominica), Paula Ferguson (Grenada), Hayden Worrell (Trinidad), Micheal Gittens (Trinidad), Fiona Williams (Jamaica) and Yvonne Jackson (Jamaica).
If you would like to help out in anyway, please contact us. As the old Caribbean proverb goes “Many hands make light work!”