Washington DC Metro Area
2011 Calendar  
June 17 - AllSpice Caribbean American Festival of Arts & Humanities
Groundations: Conversations on African Roots & Caribbean American Routes   

Revel in an evening of stimulating conversation and cultural offerings in commemoration of 2011 as the UN International Year of Peoples of African Descent. Hear about the history of various migrations among people from the Caribbean and Africa and around/across the Americas. The event features the African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute (ADACI) and the Afri-Garufina Jazz Ensemble.

Atlas Theatre 
                 1333 H Street NE, Washington DC
Admission: Free
 Find out more at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.
June 18 - AllSPICE Caribbean American Festival of Arts & Humanities
Folk Jazz Concert  
A special concert featuring Afro-jazz Garufina Ensemble. The scintillating beats of conch shells, drum and thumb-fingered bass are sure to have you tapping your feet.
Location: Bus Boys & Poets
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Find out more at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.

June 19 - DC Caribbean Carnival Dimanche Gras Show


June 19 - Caribbeana Comedy Festival

A night of laughs, calypso and fun.  

Cramton Auditorium, Howard University

7 p.m.

Admission: Find out more at

Sponsored by Caribbeana Communications and Caribbeana Radio.




June 21 - 23 - DC Caribbean American Legislative Forum


June 21 - Faith Leaders Dialogue 

Call to Action: Building the Kingdom, Empowering Our Communities  

One day seminar on the role of faith-based communities in development at home and abroad. Religious leaders will discuss social and economic empowerment among Caribbean Americans. 
Location: Capitol Hilton, 
                  16th & K Street NW, Washington DC
Admission: Ticketed; registration required
Register at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.
June 21 - Pan Jazz Concert & Afterparty
Jazz Concert 

Musical extravaganza featuring Ron Reid and his band Sun Steel accompanied by David Bertrand on flute and vocalist Samantha Goode. 
Location: Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center
                  2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 
Admission:  Free
For more information visit Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Concert Afterparty
Location: Ben's Next Door
                 1213 U Street NW, Washington DC
Admission: Free
Find out more at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.
June 22 - CEO Roundtable (by invitation only)

CEO Roundtable
Special event for business owners and chief executives only on maximizing business sucess by protecting intellectual property. Sessions will include presentations from representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). 
Space is limited!
Location:  US PTO 
                  600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Admission: Registration required. Send email to icsdcorg@gmail.com
For more information visit www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.

June 22 - White House Briefing (by invitation only)
White House officials provide updates on various issues related to Caribbean Americans.
Admission: Invitation; send email to icsdcorg@gmail.com for consideration
For more information or to be considered for an invitation, send email to icsdcorg@gmail.com
June 23 - Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill
Hear reports on proposed and potential legislation from elected officials and legislative staff. Participate in discussions about civic engagement in the Caribbean American community. 
Location: Room to be determined
                  Washington, DC 20433
Nearest Metro: Capitol South (orange line) or Union Station (red line)
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Free but pre-registration required. 
For more information visit Caribbean American Heritage Month.
June 24 - Caribbean-American Youth Leadership Forum 

Students and young professionals interested in public policy and
international development are invited to participate in this leadership forum.
Location: Inter-American Development Bank
                 1300 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free but registration required.
For more information visit www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org. 
June 24 - LIFESeed Fundraiser
Show your support for the Institute of Caribbean Studies and its youth entrepreneurial program LIFESeed. Create your own personalized and unique pottery or art work at Color Me Mine Gallery. 
Location: Color Me Mine Gallery
                823 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Proceeds from the painting fee and purchase go to the LIFESeed Fund. For more information contact Karema Daley at 202-638-0460 or  visit www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.
June 25 - DC Carnival Parade and Festival
June 25 - Tribute to Hollywood & The Arts

ICS and Caribbean Heritage Organization pay special tribute to Caribbean Americans in the media, television and the arts. The event will honor actress Tatyana Ali and TV producer Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Admission: Ticketed. Email beverly.speights@att.net. 
Find out more at: www.caribbeanheritageorganization.org
June 28 - Policy briefing at U.S. State Department (by invitation only)
Participate in a briefing about challenges to development in the Caribbean region and the U.S. response. 
Location: online
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Find out more at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org