2005-10-27 / Other News

Rich Caribbean Culture Celebrated At Wyckoff Museum

   Photos by Bennett Silverman
Photos by Bennett Silverman The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum on Clarendon Road hosted a celebration of the heritage and promise of Brooklyn’s growing Caribbean community last Saturday afternoon. Scores of people attended the festive event, despite the damp, dreary weather, to hear native music, listen to Caribbean natives read their own poetry and see other creative work on display. (Clockwise from top right) Representatives from the Wyckoff Museum, Community Board 17 and the Borough President’s office stand outside the 353-year-old Wyckoff house; Haitian native and Canarsie resident Fania Simon read some of her published poetry; Jamaican poet W. Henry Eccleston, Singer Sube and Borough President Marty Markowitz; crowd listens to poetry reading; the Meyer Levin Steel Orchestra entertains the crowd and Jamaican photographer/Canarsie resident Rondie Pottinger shows off some of his fine work.

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