Little Caribbean Time Capsule

Saturday, June 29, 2024

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join BCM and I AM CARIBBEING for an interactive and immersive event celebrating the cultural richness of the Caribbean. This dynamic intergenerational gathering invites families to embark on a journey through the islands, exploring the traditions, stories, and rhythms that define Caribbean heritage.

This festival features interactive dance, storytelling, and art-making workshops culminating in a rooftop dance party celebrating Caribbean food and music.


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

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.


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.