TF Program Updates Category

TROPICALFETE’S CARNIVAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES CARIBBEAN CULTURE, CALYPSO, SOCA, STEEL PAN, MASQUERADE AND MORE!!! A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH   On September Sunday June 26th, 1PM Tropicalfete, a New York City based, internationally recognized Caribbean cultural organization, will celebrate carnival’s core elements, calypso/soca, the steel pan and masquerade, at its Carnival Festival, which will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library Plaza, at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway. Different elements of the carnival from different islands will be showcase. Through ourRead More
We are pleased to announce that Tropicalfete, Inc. was selected to be recognized at this year’s CONEDISON’S YANKEES KIDS RECOGNITION CELEBRATION, where Tropicalfete, Inc. will be celebrated for its ongoing and outstanding achievements in the community. The event is scheduled for June 10, 2022, at the Yankee Stadium Party where Tropicalfete will also be putting on an amazing and spectacular performance. Tropicalfete Inc.’s mission is to develop the community in the areas of arts and social services with a focus on educating the community on Caribbean culture. Tropicalfete uses cultureRead More
Featured Authors Elizabeth ‘Lady’ Montano – King of Soca – host Patricia Meschino Dr. Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter – Who Gabby Think He Is? host Keran Deterville Hon. Cynthia A Pratt – From the Pit to the Palace: The Autobiography of Cynthia Mother Pratt host Melissa Noel Jessie Chandler Jr – West Indian Sin  host Keishel Williams Shermaine Bique – Charles – Jasmine host Skylar Bembry Sandhyia Gosine – A Walk Through Life host Janeen Pottinger Colin A Lees – Poem – Dominica Subline  host Shan Oliver  Ayanna Lloyd Banwo –Read More

Posted On February 23, 2022By Shan OliverIn Events, music, News, TF Program Updates

Black History Month

Tropicalfete Inc. and the Brooklyn Public Library Flatbush Branch will be celebrating Black History Month during the month of February 2022 as we reconnect and honor the essential contributions made by our black heroes.  As a cultural institution, we aim to ensure that our students along with the communities are aware of the different arts, music and inventions brought by our black champions. We are thrilled to announce that Tropicalfete will be hosting a Black History Month two-part series event at The Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush branch located on 22Read More

Posted On February 15, 2022By Shan OliverIn News, TF Program Updates

Taxation Workshop for Artists

Tropicalfete will be presenting a free workshop titled ‘Taxation Workshop for Artists’, hosted by Ms. Lawron Ballard, Certified Public Accountant. The purpose of the workshop is to provide valuable information on the tax code to benefit all artists. The goal of the Taxation Workshop for Artists is to equip artists with knowledge, that they can apply the practical application in real life. Tuesday March 15th 7:00 PM Stream Live on the Tropicalfete Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, LinkedIn Some of the subjects to be covered are:– Allocation of Expenses– Capitalization ofRead More
After much dedication and hard work, Tropicalfete Inc. ended 2021 on a high musical note.  The event was held at the BMS Playhouse Theater and was well attended by an appreciative audience. This annual end of year concert which is Tropicalfete’s free musical gift to the community was very spectacular allowing the organization to take their final bow for 2021. The Trio – Vocalist – Kayla “Devine Lotus” John, Bassist – Collin Holder, Keyboardist – Henly Goddard who were the opening act delivered a harmonious performance with a soulful touch.  Pannist Ricardo GreenawayRead More

Posted On November 27, 2021By altonIn life, music, Music News, TF Program Updates

Tree Lighting Ceremony!

The return of  Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District and Old Stone House of Brooklyn Museum annual tree lighting! Come celebrate each other and our amazing community. Free to all, mask wearing recommend. Entertainment begins at 4:30 pm on the corner of 5th Ave and 4th Street with Tropicalfete (stilt dancers and steelpan band), a giant bubble display by Bubble Dad, Dr. Alex singing some tunes, and Park Slope Parents art activities. Enjoy wrapped treats and say hello to Santa!Tree lighting at 6 pm.  4th St & 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215  https://g.co/kgs/MZYkqYRead More
In celebration of Calypso History month, on Friday, October 29, 2021, Tropicalfete will be showcasing an event entitled ” CALYPSO MUSIC – ALIVE AND WELL.” The event will be streamed live via Facebook, YouTube and Instagram commencing at 9.30 p.m. The artistes scheduled to perform the sweet and unique sound of the calypso art form are Designer, Fimber, Tribal Legacy Band, Bronwyn Taylor, Mr Lonesome, Cheryl V, Ras Vally, Trini Shuga, Tropicalfete’s Voices, Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble, Tropicalfete’s Stilting Unit and Tropicalfete Body of Vibration Dance & Theater Group. GracingRead More
“Tropicalfete regrettably announces the postponement of their end of summer Carnival Festival, scheduled for September 11th at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch Plaza. Based upon the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New York City and the highly infectious delta and mu variants, the decision to postpone the event was recommended by Colden Corporation, an occupational health, safety and environmental firm owned and managed by practicing Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Safety Professionals, and doctoral trained senior scientists. Colden Corporation is the Brooklyn Public Library’s COVID-19 consultant, Tropicalfete has spentRead More
TROPICALFETE’S CARNIVAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES CARIBBEAN CULTURE, CALYPSO, SOCA, STEEL PAN, MASQUERADE AND COMMEMORATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT LEARNING LITERACY ZONE As summer comes to a close in New York City, Caribbean music, food and culture are highlighted at carnival celebrations held throughout the five boroughs but concentrated in Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean immigrants outside of the West Indies island chain. For more than 50 years Brooklyn has been the epicenter of the Labor Day weekend CaribbeanRead More