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From: leonie hermantin <lhermantin@hotmail.com>

Haiti Bicentennial Events

December 28, 2003

Monday

Prelude to Bicentennial Commemoration, a silent auction of Haitian art to
raise funds for cultural events being planned by ACTION Foundation and
Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Artserve, 1350
E. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise.

Wednesday


An Independence Day celebration with pumpkin soup, dancing and music, 10
a.m. to midnight at the Veye-Yo headquarters, 28 NE 54th St., Miami.

Thursday


Ceremonial Mass, 8 to 11 a.m. at Notre Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church, 110 NE
62nd St., Miami.

Cultural events, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Miami Avenue and 62nd Street,
including proclamations from international dignitaries, singing, dancing and
a performance by recording artist Wyclef Jean from 4 to 5 p.m.

Gospel festival, sponsored by Bethel Evangelical and Sheridan Hills Baptist
churches, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sheridan Hills Baptist, 3751 Sheridan St.,
Hollywood.

Cultural dancing and performances, sponsored by Veye-Yo, 7 p.m. at the Miami
Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave.

Soup Joumou Unity Day, a City of Miami Independence celebration, 11 a.m. at
North Miami Avenue and 62nd Street, Miami. Food, music, art, prayer and
historical presentations.

Saturday


"Haiti in the Twenty-First Century: Vision for the Future," 6:30 to 10 p.m.
at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Guest speakers include former Haiti President Leslie
Manigat, County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion and state Rep. Phillip J.
Brutus.

Copyright  2003, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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