Popular Annual Caribbean Christmas Market Returns to NYC this December
Braata Productions to host 'Ole Time Grand Market' with shows in Bronx, Brooklyn
By: Braata Productions
The events, which will celebrate the rich Christmas traditions of the Caribbean, will take place on Saturday, December 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon (199 N Columbus Ave.) and Sunday, December 9 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn (One University Plaza in Brooklyn, near Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street).
Last year's Ole Time Grand Market event in Brooklyn sold out, so the organizers decided to bring the show to two different boroughs on two consecutive days this year.
"Based on the overwhelming interest in last year's market, we've decided to add a second show this season," said Braata Productions' executive director Andrew Clarke. "We are looking forward to offering an extended weekend with one exciting show at two locations showcasing the delightful Christmas traditions of Jamaica and other Caribbean islands."
The Saturday market will open at 6:30 p.m., with a concert at 8 p.m. featuring gospel sensation Jabez direct from Jamaica, the Braata Folk Singers, Jonkanoo Parade and other special guests representing the Caribbean.
The Sunday market will open at 3:30 p.m., with a concert from the aforementioned performers at 5 p.m. For tickets and information, go to www.kumbletheater.org or call the Kumble Box Office at (718) 488-1624.
Both markets will feature fun activities and experiences for all ages, including a vibrant Christmas marketplace with variety of food and craft vendors, live music, dance and drama, cultural displays and contests, games and prizes.
Ole Time Grand Market is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The markets are inspired by a long-standing Jamaican institution during the yuletide season.
For more information, go to https://www.braataproductions.org or call (917) 668-2209.
About Braata Productions
Braata Productions, founded in 2009 by actor/singer Andrew Clarke, is a nonprofit Caribbean performing arts and education organization dedicated to showcasing Caribbean culture, history, lifestyle, traditions, and customs through folk music, arts, and theatre. "Braata" is a Jamaican colloquial term meaning "more." In this spirit, Braata Productions gives its supporters and audiences something more at all times, entertaining and educating audiences of all ages about the rich historical and cultural traditions of the Caribbean region.
Learn more about Braata Productions at www.braataproductions.org. Follow Braata Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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