Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2023 Haitian Heritage & Culture Event on June 11th! See photos and videos from the event at https://rootsofdevelopment.org/hhe-2023-photos and stay tuned to our website and social media for more events in the future!
Haitian Heritage & Culture Event
Sunday, June 11, 2023 – 2:00pm EDT
In support of community-led development on the island of La Gonave.
Roots of Development will be celebrating Haitian history and culture during Caribbean-American Heritage month with an event at Dacha Beer Garden in Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.!
We invite you to join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly event featuring live konpa music, Haitian food and drink, cultural trivia and games, and educational activities! Haitian and Caribbean cultural attire are encouraged!
Event will continue as planned, rain or shine.
Transportation: Dacha is located only two blocks from the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop of the green line. We encourage everyone who can to ride the metro or rideshare to the area. If you do drive, utilize street parking or one of the nearby parking garages.
Our Generous Sponsors
Entertainment and Activities
- Haitian food catered by Bon Manje with Chef Marie Alice
- A presentation on Haitian historical figures by author and publisher Frantz Derenoncourt.
- Haitian Prestige beer and cocktails made with Zanj rum from High Road Spirits.
- An installation of Haitian “fer-de-coupe” (metal art) from Croix-des-Bouquets.
- Trivia (featuring questions from How Haitian Are You?) and kid-friendly activities celebrating Haitian culture (with popcorn and cotton candy).
- A presentation on Haitian settlements in the U.S. by Joseph Vivens of Vivens Media Group.
- Live musical performance by a Haitian band LOKAL.
Included: Access to the event for 1 Adult (age 12+), educational experiences, Haitian food, and nonalcoholic drink
Included: Access to the event for 1 youth (age 5-11)*, educational experiences, Haitian food, and nonalcoholic drink
Included: Access to the event for 2 Adults and 2 youths (age 5-11)*, educational experiences, Haitian food, and nonalcoholic drink
Adult Ticket (With Drinks)
Included: Access to the event for 1 Adult (age 21+), educational experiences, Haitian food, nonalcoholic drink, and 2 alcoholic drink tickets.
Included: Access to the event for 1 child (age 0-4)*, educational experiences, Haitian food, and nonalcoholic drink
Family Package (With Drinks)
Included: Access to the event for 2 Adults and 2 youths (age 5-11)*, educational experiences, Haitian food, nonalcoholic drink, and 4 alcoholic drink tickets
*Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian above the age of 21
Tickets will be sold at the door for an increased price, buy now to save!
Dacha Beer Garden – Navy Yard
79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
View our Haitian Metal Art Collection
Pieces from our Haitian metal art collection will be on display and available for purchase at the event. 100% of the proceeds support Roots of Development’s community-led development work in Haiti.
Each of the pieces in our collection is handmade and hammered from recycled oil drums. They are individually selected and purchased directly from the artists of Croix-des-Bouquets.
They are one-of-a-kind pieces that portray objects and animals found in nature, scenes from Haiti, and characters found in Haitian culture and folklore. They can be hung indoors or outdoors and measure approximately 24″ x 24″.
You can browse the entire collection now at https://store.rootsofdevelopment.org.