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SAVE THESE JULY DATES: 27th and 28th

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Enter Raffle for Chance to Win Cruise for Two

For information, call 313-268-9250 or email to purchase your ticket for a chance to win a Royal Caribbean cruise for two.

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CANCELLATION Of July 20th Dinner Event

Please note that this event has been CANCELLED.

July 20th is around the corner! This means that the long awaited “Lakay” infused Haitian Gourmet Dinner with Chef Ivan Dorvil is fast approaching! Did you know that in addition to being a Chopped Champion, Chef Ivan has appeared on Food Network shows like Cutthroat Kitchen and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives? We don’t mean to brag, but he was also a private chef to celebrities like  Lionel Richie, Patti Labelle, and Lenny Kravitz. We have a real treat in store for you. Don’t get left behind!  Buy their tickets online before they are sold out or call 313-268-9250 for additional information. 

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Enjoy Previous HNGD Art Festival Pics & Videos

Dance performance by Sylvestre Telfort from Massachusetts, Jinette Dumont Chapman from Michigan and Carmina Mevs from New Jersey . 2017 Bel Bagay Lakay Festival

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Join us for a Haitian-inspired Dinner by Chef Christian Noël

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Join us for a A Black History Month Event & Book Signing

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Thursday February 28, 2019
2pm – 4pm
WSU Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium

471 West Palmer Detroit, MI 48201

The Haitian Revolution in the Caribbean Literary Imagination
Dr. Victor Figueroa

Professor WSU Department of Classical and Modern Languages

A free Black History Month Event brought to you by Wayne State University Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies & Haitian Network Group of Detroit

Book signing:
Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution

Haitian Network Group of Detroit & WSU: African American Studies, Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures , Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

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Invitation to Commemorate Haitian Independence Day – January 6, 2019

with tasty soup Joumou, Patés
Featuring Dr. Jean-Claude Dutès
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kola Restaurant
Donation $10. Free for children under 5.
Please RSVP at 313-268-9250

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HNGD Holiday Party 2018 – Friday 12/21

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Mark your Calendar! August 10th – The 2018 Miss Carival Pageant

Mark your Calendar! The 2018 Miss Carival Pageant organized by the Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Organization (CCCO) is scheduled to take place on August 10, at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn.

Alexandra Brutus will be representing Haiti. Alexandra is the daughter of Andrèle St. Val; she and her family have lived in Michigan for a number of years. Our Miss Haiti is 17 years old and a junior at Avondale High School in Auburn Hills.  She is a member of the Queens of Melanin and Diversity Club at her school.  She is very active in her community through her volunteer efforts with the Delta Gems and the Boys and Girls Club.  She also serves as a middle school youth leader and preschool volunteer at Woodside Bible Church.  Alexandra enjoys singing and serves on her church’s praise and worship team.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and practicing nail art. She aspires to become a nurse.

To date, Haiti has had a great track record in the Miss Carival pageant. In 2014 we accomplished an unprecedented feat! Haiti was a double winner with Ché Alcé Jean-Charles who was crowned  Jr. Miss Carival and Michelle Narcisse who captured the Miss Carival title. We hope that the members of our community will come in droves to support Alexandra as she vies for the 2018 Miss Carival title.

Should you wish to offer your financial support to help defray the cost associated with Alexandra’s participation in the pageant, you can make a donation at   Click on donate to HNGD Projects to add your information. Don’t forget to click on “Add special instructions to the seller” and type Miss Haiti in that field.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you on August 10 at the Arab American Museum wearing your Rouge et Bleu (Red and Blue) to cheer and applaud our Miss Haiti 2018!


With much appreciation,

The HNGD Board



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