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The heart of Times Square pulsed with vibrant energy on Sunday, August 27th, 2023, as Tropicalfete’s much-anticipated Caribbean Carnival Pop-Up took center stage. This extraordinary event brought together a symphony of color, music, dance, and tradition, transforming one of the world’s most iconic locations into a mesmerizing celebration of Caribbean culture. The Tropicalfete Caribbean Carnival Pop-Up was a dazzling display of the essence that defines Tropicalfete — a carnival extravaganza brimming with dynamic dancing, dazzling pageantry, infectious music, and the distinct flair of the Caribbean. Masqueraders adorned in elaborate costumesRead More
Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, culture, and the mesmerizing melodies of steel pan at the Tropicalfete, Inc. Symposium! Get ready to groove to the soulful sounds of the Trinidadian and Tobago Police Service Steel Orchestra, a Caribbean-renowned ensemble that brings the heart and soul of the Caribbean directly to your ears. Date: Friday, September 8, 2023 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: 850 New York Ave, Brooklyn NY 11203 (Corner of New York Avenue & Linden Blvd) What to Expect: Live Steel Pan Performance: Feel theRead More
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Soca, the Trinidad birthed soundtrack to Caribbean carnivals held throughout the world, Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn-based Caribbean cultural organization Tropicalfete Inc. present the Soca Conversation Series. The series will shine a spotlight on soca and provide a platform where the music’s practitioners can discuss their artistry, live, in front of an audience. The second installment of the Soca 50 Conversation series Hello: A Conversation with Kees Dieffenthaller (a.k.a. Kes) lead singer of Kes The Band, will take place on Thursday, September 7, at 6 pm at the Dweck Auditorium, BrooklynRead More
Brooklyn Public Library and Tropicalfete Inc. Present the Soca 50 Conversation Series   More Sokah, Inaugural August 30 Segment, Will Feature Rising Star Nailah Blackman, Granddaughter of Soca’s Creator Ras Shorty I  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Soca, the Trinidad birthed soundtrack to Caribbean carnivals held throughout the world, Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn based Caribbean cultural organization Tropicalfete Inc. present the Soca Conversation Series. The series will shine a spotlight on soca and provide a platform where the music’s practitioners can discuss their artistry, live, in frontRead More
Dive into the Caribbean Culture at Vanderbilt Open Streets!  Tropicalfete invites you to a sensational event at Vanderbilt Open Streets that promises an unforgettable experience for all! Join us on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Vanderbilt Avenue between Bergen and St. Marks for an extraordinary celebration of Caribbean arts and traditions! Steel Pan Melodies: Let the mesmerizing sounds of the steel pan transport you to the islands of the Caribbean! Witness awe-inspiring performances that will captivate your heart and lift your spirits. Get readyRead More
Tropicalfete, the renowned cultural organization, is thrilled to announce the much-awaited Pop-Up Caribbean Carnival, set to take place on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 2:00 PM till, in the iconic Times Square, New York, NY. This vibrant and colorful event promises to bring the essence of Caribbean culture and festivities to the heart of the city, uniting people from all walks of life to celebrate in unison. The Pop Up Caribbean Carnival by Tropicalfete will provide an incredible opportunity for New Yorkers and tourists alike to immerse themselves in theRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc., a non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to promoting Caribbean culture and fostering community development, has exciting news to share. The organization has acquired a new location at 850 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11203, strategically positioned at the corner of Linden Boulevard and New York Avenue. This new space is set to become a cornerstone of cultural enrichment and tourism in the area. Since its establishment in 1999 as an online publication and later as a cultural resource center in 2011, Tropicalfete, Inc. has been on a missionRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. expresses a great thank you to Lowe’s for believing in our non-profit organization’s mission and goal! Lowe’s support was timely as we open a new chapter to build our community space. Lowe’s grew from one small-town hardware store in North Carolina to one of the largest home improvement retailers in the world. Then and now, we’re committed to helping homeowners, renters, and Pros improve their homes and businesses. Tropicalfete, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides cultural enrichment programs to both seniors and youth within the community. OurRead More
Authors Connecting Workshop is a program designed to emphasize the importance of literacy and how culture can influence education, as well as one’s worldview. Authors engage in workshops allowing participants to ask questions and attend a reading with the author. The program is targeted to interact with children. At the end of the session, books will be distributed to encourage a love of reading. Tropicalfete’s Authors Connecting In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month with Barnes & Noble Tropicalfete’s Authors Connecting Program 2023 is finally here! Follow our social media outletsRead More
How low can you go? Start playing Tropicalfete’s Limbo game today – a growing Caribbean Limbo dance game created by the non-profit organization, Tropicalfete, Inc., that engages in preserving and educating people on Caribbean culture. As you overcome several challenges on the path to the best score, dance far away. Playing with and against friends and family to see who has the best skills is simple. One of Tropicalfete, Inc.’s many outstanding collections is the limbo game. But! Learn how to play our Caribbean-inspired limbo game in the interim! ComeRead More