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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 ā€” 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
Discover the Bliss of Yoga at Tropicalfete, Inc.! Join us for Tranquility and Serenity Are you ready to embark on a journey of inner peace and harmony? Look no further, because Tropicalfete, Inc. is thrilled to announce our rejuvenating Yoga Classes. Experience Yoga with Kali Mata Meet our esteemed Yoga instructor, Kali Mata, a true yogi with a heart for sharing the transformative power of yoga with the world. With certifications in Hatha Yoga from Sarvanana Vedanta, Mommy and Me, and children’s yoga from Karma Kids, Kali brings a wealthRead More
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Soca, the Trinidad birthed soundtrack to Caribbean carnivals held throughout the world,Ā Brooklyn Public Library andĀ Brooklyn-based Caribbean cultural organizationĀ Tropicalfete Inc. present the Soca Conversation Series. The seriesĀ willĀ shine aĀ spotlight on soca and provide a platform where the musicā€™s practitioners can discuss their artistry, live, in front of an audience. The second installment of the Soca 50 Conversation seriesĀ Hello: A Conversation withĀ 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 Ā  More Sokah, Inaugural August 30 Segment, Will Feature Rising Star Nailah Blackman, Granddaughter of Socaā€™s Creator Ras Shorty IĀ  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 musicā€™s practitioners can discuss their artistry, live, in frontRead More
Dive into the Caribbean Culture at Vanderbilt Open Streets!Ā  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 oneā€™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. Tropicalfeteā€™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 Tropicalfeteā€™s Limbo game today ā€“ 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
TROPICALFETEā€™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 Ā  On Sunday, June 26th, 2023, at 2 PM Tropicalfete, a New York City-based, internationally recognized Caribbean cultural organization, will celebrate the carnivalā€™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 showcased.Read More
Enjoy Tropicalfete’s latest musical release and share! Limbo by Daria Primus is the theme song to Tropicalfete’s Limbo Dance game to be released for IOS and Android devices at Tropicalfete’s upcoming Carnival Festival carded for June 25, 2023. How to play? Your aim is to pass under a low bar or obstacle without falling or dislodging the bar or obstacle. Hold your finger on the screen to lean back. If you lean for more than 4 seconds or hit the bar, you will fall and the game is over. GetRead More
Tropicalfete was a part of the art rally held in Albany, NY, to advocate for increased funding regarding arts and culture. Culture plays a vital role in New York State. From the economic engine to mental health to addressing crime. The benefits the artists and cultural organizations provide throughout New York State are endless. Tropicalfete was proud and delighted to be part of this rally with our colleagues and elected officials in Albany. Arts = NYS Arts = Jobs Arts = HealingĀ  Arts = CultureĀ  Arts = CommunityĀ  Arts =Read More
Be Part of Our Program Authors Connecting Workshop is a program designed to emphasize the importance of literacy and how culture can influence education, as well as oneā€™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. Tropicalfeteā€™s Authors Connecting In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month with Barnes & Noble  Read More
Tropicalfete, Inc. is formally inviting participants to register for our Saturday programs. Our programs are being held at P.S 135 and P.S 41 from 9 am to 12 pm. Please register using the following link. https://tropicalfete.com/registration-form/ For additional information: Tel: 1 (646) 504-3383 Email: info@tropicalfete.com Facebook: Tropicalfete Instagram: Tropicalfete Website: https://tropicalfete.com/ P.S 135: Steel Pan: Feel and Enjoy the Rhythm of the steel pans is a project whereby talented and accomplished musicians nurture aspiring musicians by teaching them steel pan instruments as well as providing these fledging musicians with aRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides cultural enrichment programs to both seniors and youth within the community. Our main goal is to use culture as a tool for social transformation. Culture is what connects all ethnicities and nationalities together through the arts of music, dance, and arts and crafts, which we have been working on preserving for years. In addition, Tropicalfete, Inc. has made a commitment to tackle important economic concerns like inequity for women, domestic violence, teenage pregnancies, and drug misuse. We design our programs to makeRead More
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tropicalfete-finale-a-cultural-gift-for-the-holidays-tickets-466317085957 Discover the joy of Caribbean culture with one of the best theater groups in New York City. Tropicalfete. Tropicalfete Finale is a cultural gift to the community for the holidays. Featuring Steelpan, Stilts, African Drums, Dancing, Singing, Acting, Masqueraders, Limbo (reggae, soca, kompa, parang, zouk) The Finale Concert: Featuring Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble Mr. Roland on Trumpet and Mr. Buddy on Violin Tropicalfete’s Stilting Unit Tropicalfete’s Voices Tropicalfete’s Mas Tropicalfete’s Dance & Theater Prospect Park African Drum Circle Songstress: Gayrleen Orange with a theatrical performance Ace pianist Ricardo GreenawayRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. has received a Regrowth and Capacity grant of $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts. This grant will support the organizationā€™s program, as they continue their ongoing recovery from pandemic challenges. The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY93 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support. ā€œThis unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the healthRead More
Alton Aimable, the president and founder of Tropicalfete, Inc. was awarded a Proclamation from Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. at his Inaugural Caribbean Heritage Celebration. The celebration took place on Tuesday 13, September 2022 at Queens Museum. Alton Aimable is the Founder and President of Tropicalfete Inc. Aimable obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at The City University of New York, York College. In his first semester, Aimable was put on the Deanā€™s list for excellent academic performance, and took classes outside of the curriculum such as musicRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. hosted a spectacular event called TF Pop-Up Caribbean Carnival in Times Square. This magnificent event took place on Sunday, August 28th, 2022. The famous Vibesman Redman Crew and Tanisha Burke were the event’s hosts. The performing arts included steelpan, stilt dancers (Moko Jumbies), masquerade dancers, dance, theater, and music. Before the festivities got under way, Miss New York USA Heather Nunez and celebrity host Todd Wharton popped into Tropicalfeteā€™s Caribbean Carnival in Time Square. She spoke about domestic violence as part of her platform and the upcoming pageantRead More
Tropicalfeteā€™s Pop-Up Caribbean Carnival in Times Square, New York NY Sunday, 28th August 2022 at 1 PM. Bring your costumes and jam with the Tropicalfete Cultural family. Hosted by Vibesman Redman crew. Special guest to be announced. #pan #mas #olemas #onelove #soca #socamusic #music #caribvean #onecaribbean #carnival #prettymas everyone is invited.      Read More
TROPICALFETEā€™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 Ā  On September Sunday June 26th, 1PM Tropicalfete, a New York City based, internationally recognized Caribbean cultural organization, will celebrate carnivalā€™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 CONEDISONā€™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 ā€˜Mighty Gabbyā€™ Carter – Who Gabby Think He Is? host Keran Deterville Hon. Cynthia A Pratt – From the Pit to the Palace: The Autobiography of Cynthia Mother PrattĀ host Melissa Noel Jessie Chandler Jr – West Indian Sin Ā 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 Ā host Shan OliverĀ  Ayanna Lloyd Banwo –Read More