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Tropicalfete is promoting Creativity and Safety during the pandemic with a Creative Face Mask Contest PRIZES $150 1st  Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place Additional $100 Cash Prize for face  mask with the most online votes PRIZES SPONSORED BY South Jersey Caribbean Festival RULES Submission Deadline Sept 5th – Collaborations welcome –  More than one entry allowed – Contest open to  students of PS135, PS9, IS392, Tropicalfete programs. Email or text Entry: Your Name and Partners Name Name of your design Picture of your design Which program or schoolRead More

Posted On July 31, 2020By Janeen PottingerIn TF Program Updates

Tropicalfete Virtual Rhythm Section

Since quarantine has started The TropicalFete family has been trying to to stay connected, and make it feel like we have never stopped any of our activities. Even though we are at home taking safety precautions, you can still have fun playing the pan, and learning about stilts. Now we have the Riddim section on google classroom. This is good for anyone who wants to learn how to make some nice music with other instruments. Now that we are learning how to use pots and pans to make music, letsRead More
Tropicalfete celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month in June 2020 with its annual cultural reading program. The community is invited to join us as we explore the world through the eyes of various Caribbean authors. We challenge the community to read more with a “Read a Book a Day Challenge.” Visit https://tropicalfete.com/readjune2020/ for a list of 60 books by Caribbean authors covering a wide variety of books such as children books, adult books, fiction and non-fiction. Barnes and Noble has been our loyal and trustworthy partners since 2012 for our fascinatingRead More
Creative individuals stuck at home to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 Virus has given birth to a number of online challenges. Some challenges are centered on humor, culture, creativity, boosting morale and advocating that everyone contributes to reduce the curve of infection. Tropicalfete put out a call to join the challenges align with our mission. There were individuals that took the initiative to join the challenges before the call was made. Check out a few of the responses from friends and members of the organization.Read More

Posted On April 3, 2020By Ashley MurrayIn TF Program Updates

Pan in Google Classroom

At the end of 2019, we were certain that the structure of our pan class needed a drastic change. In our younger and smaller stages, email and paper sufficed but not anymore. We knew that if we wanted to continue our growth, we needed to use technology to supplement our two hour-once a week classes. Google Classroom has been a topic of discussion a few times. And finally, for 2020, we decided on implementing it for our classes for the start of the spring term. Then Boom! Then came COVID-19!Read More

Posted On March 24, 2020By altonIn TF Program Updates

Online Cultural Program

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an extremely dynamic event, Tropicalfete, Inc is actively monitoring the situation to minimize the impact on staff, students, parents and our partners. With this crisis we will continue to be there for our community. We have transition to remote classes for all our programs hence keeping minds engaged. We urge you to register with us. Some of the services we will be offering on the google classes are: Steel Pan, stilts, Voices, Piano, Limbo. All our teaching artists are available and can beRead More
Tropicalfete will be taking the Seniors at Prospect Hills Senior Citizen Center St Augustine’s Senior Center on cultural voyage thanks to Council Member Farah N. Louis 45th District and Council Member Brad Lander 39th District.  programs promote social interactions among senior citizens. They offer a delightful array of interactive activities, creating an excellent social framework. We foster longevity with safe recreational environments for senior citizens while enhancing their emotional, mental, physical, and economic standards. We focus on six aspects of wellness which include: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and occupationalRead More
Tropicalfete is excited to be back in PS135 and IS392 to do cultural programming thanks City Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel 41st District. Cultural programming is becoming increasingly popular in economic development strategies. Neighborhoods and local cultural organizations are banding together to transform their cultural attributes into celebrations that attract people into the area. Cultural programming has been shown to help energize communities by increasing economic investment and strengthening social ties among residents.  Cultural programming can take many forms, including festivals, monthly arts, and music events, open studio sessions, celebrations ofRead More
Let us help you nurture your talent and acquire skills from the best facilities that we have and our experienced instructors. At the end of the course, we ensure that you are able to play music with a simple guide to the piano chords. Come learn Piano the easy way!Read More
Tropicafete will make this year’s celebration liven up with a strong sense of style and wild costumes and loud colors. We always ensure to take the attendees to a world they’ve never experienced before and also get a chance to grab some creative wild styles. The designers: Arlene Cumberbatch, Ashley Murray, Daria Primus, Genevieve Farrell, Jessica Phoenix, Kiah Henderson, South NJ, Tammie Page, TF-Mas, TF Moko Jumbie.Read More