Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Photo credit: I AM CARIBBEING
(Brooklyn, NY)— On June 29, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and I AM CARIBBEING will co-host Little Caribbean Time Capsule, a day-long festival celebrating the cultural richness of the Caribbean. Taking place throughout the Museum, this dynamic intergenerational gathering invites families to embark on a journey through the islands, exploring the traditions, stories, and rhythms that define Caribbean heritage.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is neighbors with Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean community. In 2017, Shelley Worrell ofI AM CARIBBEING spearheaded the movement to name the Little Caribbean neighborhood. I AM CARIBBEING continues to celebrate and amplify this thriving community where West Indians from the entire region live, work, and play, and to commemorate the history of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York City. Little Caribbean Time Capsule is inspired by this movement, and its programming will be presented by I AM CARIBBEING.
From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, visitors can enjoy a variety of interactive events, including dance, storytelling, food, music, and art-making workshops. Programs throughout the day will include dance classes, a Caribbean fruits program, a street naming workshop, storytelling, and culminates in a fête on the rooftop of the Museum.
“We are thrilled to partner with I AM CARIBBEING to present Little Caribbean Time Capsule, a celebration that captures the rich heritage of the Caribbean. As someone who was born in St. Vincent, I am always pleased to see Caribbean culture celebrated in such a meaningful way,” said Atiba T. Edwards, President and CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. “This festival not only offers an opportunity for families of the diaspora to connect with the traditions of the Caribbean, but also allows others to experience the diversity of Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean. We invite everyone to join us on June 29 for a day of celebration and cultural pride.”
Little Caribbean Time Capsule will take place on June 29. Tickets to the Museum grant access to all of the day’s events and are $15 for general admission, $14 for grandparents, and free for children under one year-old and BCM members. To purchase tickets, visit: www.brooklynkids.org/programs/little-caribbean-time-capsule.
Little Caribbean Time Capsule Schedule:
Color ah Fruit
???? 11:00 am–11:30 am
Embark on a sensory journey through the delectable world of Caribbean fruits! Guided by illustrations from “Trees of Little Caribbean,” now on view at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, participants will engage in discussions about cherished recipes, fond memories of life back home, and the bustling local markets that have shaped their culinary identities.
Name ah Street
???? 11:45 am–12:15 pm
Discover into the importance of street names as a reflection of community vision and cultural heritage. Create your own street names and signs that resonate with our shared heritage and aspirations for the future.
Be Caribbeing Dance
???? 12:15 pm–12:45 pm & 2:15 pm–2:45 pm
Step into the world of Caribbean dance! Get on your feet and learn the dynamic movements and infectious rhythms inspired by the diverse cultures of the islands.
Storytime with Glasmine Scully
???? 1:00 pm–1:30 pm
Experience the enchanting world of Caribbean storytelling as author Glasmine Scully reads from her book, Ebony Locks and the Star Apple Tree. Join Ebony Locks on an exciting adventure through the lush Jamaican countryside and learn the importance of determination and bravery while exploring into the rich tapestry of Afro-Jamaican folklore and cultural traditions.
Little Caribbean Time Capsule
???? 1:45 pm–2:15 pm
Create your very own time capsule that captures and preserves this moment in time! Participants will create their own zine before assembling everything into a time capsule that they have designed by themselves.

Capture and preserve this moment in time by creating your very own time capsule! Using a fun fill-in-the-blank zine, children will answer engaging questions about their present and future, draw pictures, and record their height and handprints. Once completed, they’ll assemble everything into a personalized time capsule to be stored and opened in the future.

Rooftop Fête

???? 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Join us on our rooftop for an all-ages Caribbean-style party! With music filling the air, delicious food to indulge in, and a vibrant ambiance, this fête offers the perfect opportunity for generations to come together, dance, mingle, and create unforgettable memories in an atmosphere of celebration and togetherness.

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About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Inspired by the energy and diversity of our borough, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM)  creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity, and cultivate joyful learning. Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. For more information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.

About Little Caribbean

Little Caribbean is home to the largest and most diverse Caribbean-American-LatinX community outside of the West Indies, making up 20% of New York City. Located on the corridors of Flatbush, Church, Nostrand, and Utica Avenues, Little Caribbean is home to people, restaurants, and small businesses that come together to share social and cultural histories and futures.


I AM CARIBBEING is a multidisciplinary cultural venture dedicated to showcasing Caribbean culture + art + lifestyle in Greater New York City and around the world. We celebrate and amplify Caribbean culture and lifestyle, supporting businesses, creating community, and documenting as well as creating culture. The award-winning, Webby nominated cultural venture is based in Flatbush aka Little Caribbean (est 2017), home to the largest and most diverse Caribbean-American-LatinX community outside of the West Indies, making up 20% of New York City.

With local brand collaborations and support from the City of New York + I LOVE NY, I AM CARIBBEING is uniquely positioned to make Little Caribbean a thriving cultural attraction and global brand.

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