Caribpolitan, Andrea Pippins for I AM CARIBBEING

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month in Prospect Park

May 13, 2024

This June, Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Prospect Park! Join Prospect Park Alliance with I AM caribBEING, JOUVAYFEST COLLECTIVE, BUSH WO/MAN Conversations Project, Braata Productions, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales and more to kick off a month of celebration in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Enjoy Caribbean music, dance, cuisine and much more during this cultural celebration for Brooklynites of all ages.

Caribbean American Hertiage Month Celebration
Wednesday, June 5, 6 pm–9 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse, Free, RSVP Today!
Join Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales and Prospect Park Alliance for a Caribbean American Heritage Month celebration! Enjoy music, food and community at this celebration.

One Love Little Caribbean Day
Sunday, June 23, 11 am–7 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse, Free, RSVP Today!
Spread Love, the Brooklyn Way with I AM CARIBBEING and Prospect Park Alliance Pull up with your friends, family and neighbors for a day filled with Caribbean Culture + Community + Commerce. From a Carnival workshop led by Fiona Compton of Know Your Caribbean, to a dance class by Soca & Sweat to authentic Caribbean cuisine, music and more, One Love Fest is a unique way to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Little Caribbean NYC.

Arrive early to shop at I AM CARIBBEING’s curated marketplace presented in partnership with Black Wall Street. Explore unique crafts + goods from artisan vendors while vibing to DJ sets & delicious West Indian cuisine.  

The Legacy of the Chicaba a.k.a. Moko Jumbie!
Sunday, June 23, 2–5 pm
Lefferts Historic House, Free, RSVP Today!
Join Prospect Park Alliance, JouvayFest Collective, BUSH WO/MAN Conversations Project and 2J & Friends for The Legacy of the Chicaba a.k.a. Moko Jumbie! Traditional Character’s workshop at Lefferts Historic House. Learn about the significance of these legendary African masquerade characters and how they have circulated through the diaspora across the Caribbean and other Carnival cultures around the world.

Sunday, June 30, 1:30–4:30
Boathouse, Free, RSVP Today!
Join Prospect Park Alliance and Braata Productions for Caribites — a Caribbean culinary paradise! Enjoy a flavorful journey of food, music, and summer bliss. Close your eyes and transport yourself to the idyllic shores of your favorite Caribbean island. Can you smell it? Can you taste it?  Immerse yourself in Caribbean culinary delights and entertainment that will make this summer truly unforgettable with the finest selection of Caribbean eats from Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Haiti & Dominican Republic and exciting activities for kids. Plus, dance to the pulsating beats spun by talented DJs from those very islands, and be captivated by live performances that showcase the richness of Caribbean culture. Join us reveling in a day filled with joy, laughter and delicious food.


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New Prospect Park Caterers

May 23, 2018

Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains Prospect Park, has announced a new roster of caterers for weddings and special events at the Prospect Park Boathouse and Picnic House. 

Built in 1905, the Boathouse in Prospect Park is a Beaux Arts building with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, a Guastavino tile ceiling, a hand-painted mural, a covered balcony and large terrace overlooking the scenic Lullwater and Lullwater Bridge. It was one of the first buildings in New York City to be declared an historic landmark. Due to its landmark status, Prospect Park Alliance has selected an exclusive caterer for this venue: Purslane, by the team behind well-loved Brooklyn restaurants Rucola, June and Metta. The Boathouse is available spring through fall for daytime and evening rentals, and can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner and dancing.

The Prospect Park Picnic House, built in 1927, is a 4,000-square-foot, Renaissance-Revival building with a terracotta tile roof, floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors that lead to a small terrace. The Picnic House is situated on a knoll overlooking the picturesque 90-acre Long Meadow, and boasts sweeping views and light-filled interiors, as well as charming details such as a wood-burning fireplace that make it an ideal venue year round. The space can accommodate up to 175 guests for dinner and up to 240 for cocktail parties. The Alliance offers several catering options at the Picnic House, including Bension Kohen Caterers (Glatt Kosher), Bon Soir Caterers, Food Trends Catering & Events, Purslane and Simply Divine (Glatt Kosher).

Learn more about weddings in Prospect Park.

About Bension Kohen
Since 1979, the family-owned Bension Kohen Caterers has served the Brooklyn community with dedication and warmth. We strive to ensure that your event is beautiful, efficient and elegant.

About Bon Soir Caterers
Bon Soir Caterers is proud to have served clients both private and corporate for the past 20 years at the Picnic House. We are a full-service off-premises catering firm offering a wide range of custom menus and services to fit our clients’ needs and budgets.

About Food Trends Catering & Events
With over 25 years experience, Food Trends is renown as a premier NYC catering and events company that is proudly woman-owned and family-run. Our success is attributable to sourcing the freshest ingredients from local vendors, trend-setting design, and personal “family-style” service to ensure your event is nothing short of spectacular.

About Purslane
Purslane brings decades of experience to executing weddings of all sizes and styles. Its food is ingredient-driven with a slow-food ethos and a vegetable-focused menu. Purslane believes in delicious, sustainable and beautifully executed food; sourcing its ingredients locally and humanely, and reducing food waste with an eye toward a zero-waste policy. Executive Chef Partner Arden Lewis is an alumnus of both the Culinary Institute of America and The French Culinary Institute, and has worked with notable chefs such as Brad Farmerie at Public, Cesar Ramirez at Bar Blanc and Nick Anderer at Maialino. 

About Simply Divine
Simply Divine (Glatt Kosher) is NYC’s premier boutique event planning, design, and kosher catering company. Seamlessly blending exquisite cuisine, superb service, and innovative décor, we listen to you and make your day unforgettable.

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. The Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep Prospect Park green and vibrant.