Celebrate Somerville’s Haitian Community

Date(s) - Sat. Jul. 06, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Join the City of Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Somerville Arts Council, and local non-profit organization Haitians United in a celebration of Somerville’s Haitian community. Enjoy a night of art, music, dance, and food.

When:  Saturday, July 6, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where:  Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

This event is free and open to all.

Haitian art will be available for purchase from amateur and professional artists from the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts and well-known painter Charlot Lucien will give a presentation on the history of Haitian art. Haitians United dancers will be performing and teaching techniques of folklò (traditional Haitian dancing) while Noche Latina Dance Group will demonstrate modern konpa dance. Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can join in. Local Haitian/Carribean restaurant Pikliz International Kitchen will be selling food and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase for attendees 21 and olderTo finish the night, enjoy a performance by locally- and internationally-known Rara band (a percussion band) and musician and television host King Bobo.


The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.