Time: August 26, 2017 from 12pm to 7pm
Location: St Johns Place
Street: St Johns Place bet Kingston and Brooklyn
City/Town: Brooklyn New York
Event Type: junior, panorama
Organized By: Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2017
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL and YOUTH PAN FEST
Annual festival showcases youth steel bands.
Brooklyn, NY – (Saturday, August 26, 2017) – The Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) will host its’ annual Children’s Festival and Pan Fest
, which showcases junior steel pan talent. The festival, which serves as a precursor to the Caribbean Labor Day weekend festivities, is held at the CLACC-C museum grounds at St. John’s Place between Kingston & Brooklyn avenue. The free festival runs from noon to 7pm.
Pan Fest is a major attraction of theCLACC-CC Children’s Festival, now in its’ seventh year. The junior steel pan competition includes some of Brooklyn’s youngest steel band members and attracts pan aficionados across the 5 boroughs. Steel band performances will include, Tropicalfete, Pan Stars, Despers, Harmony, St. Augustine’s Pan of Praise, Pantonics, C.A.S.Y.M and Pan Evolution.
The day will begin with entertainment from local youth talent, face-painting, kids’ mas bands and music. Parents will receive giveaways and supplies for the upcoming school year and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes ranging from $200 - $500. The steel band competition begins at 3pm. “ It is a fun day for all, capturing our culture as part of the Carnival season,” Lezama-Clark, president of CLACC-C, states.
ABOUT CLACC-C TheCarlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) is a non-profit institution devoted to the development, promotion and preservation of Caribbean culture and history through the collection of archives and art memorabilia. Established in 2005, the CLACC-C mission is to educate communities regarding Caribbean heritage. It promotes and preserves West Indian Culture and history through the growth of an archive center dedicated to the legacy of Carlos Lezama, the“godfather” of Brooklyn’s annual Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day. www.claccc.org.