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Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month

April 12, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:              
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
[email protected]
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with the City of West Palm Beach 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The City of West Palm Beach will observe Haitian Heritage Month in May with a free children’s event at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (411 Clematis St.). Haitian Heritage Month is a celebration of Haitian culture. It honors the contributions of Haitian ancestors who fought for independence and recognizes the impact of Haitian culture on art, music, cuisine, and language. The month promotes unity, cultural understanding, and awareness of Haiti’s rich history and traditions.

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS REMINDER: 
In-person programs have returned to the library, though there are some programs that we have chosen to remain virtual at this time. Please read listings carefully to note if the program is in person or virtual. Safety guidelines and cleanliness procedures are in place. For the safety of our library community, patrons and staff are expected to comply with CDC, state, and county COVID recommendations.

Unless otherwise noted, library programs are made possible by the generous support of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

Creative Gardening for Kids Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month
Saturday, May 20
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
For kids in grades K-5. Join A Green Community as we celebrate Haitian Heritage Month while experiencing the joy of gardening.  Did you know that the unofficial national flower of Haiti is the Hibiscus?  Learn all about this beautiful tropical plant, its many uses, and how it grows. You can even propagate a cutting for your home! Come connect with nature while engaging your curiosity and creativity! Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.

For media inquiries, please contact Alyson Seligman at The SBS Agency by calling (561) 602-8558 or emailing [email protected].

For more information, please visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call the Mandel Public Library at (561) 868-7701 (TTY: 800-955-8771). To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please call (561) 822-2222 (TTY: 800-955-8771). To learn more, please visit wpb.org.

About The City of West Palm Beach

The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.

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Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3325/772

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