Hopes to Bring Back the DC Caribbean Carnival to Georgia Ave in 2015?

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2014 at 10:55 am 61 Comments

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First talk I’ve heard about hoping to bring back the Caribbean Carnival in a while. The last carnival to take place on Georgia Ave was in 2011.

From the Ledroit Park listserv:

“All who are interested and willing, please set a scheduled time so we can discuss bringing back our District of Columbia Caribbean Carnival to Georgia Avenue. There are too many outside and local commercial and retail sponsors promoting and funding events in other sections of the city not to have these same sponsors fund our Carnival. NoMo Beer fest, Capitol Hill’s H Street fest, Gay Pride Day are some of the sponsored events this city also supports.

We must keep the Caribbean Heritage and cultural alive and ongoing in the District of Columbia. Let’s plan a revival in 2015. Please put me in contact with the past organizers. Lets do this…immediately. Calvin H. Gurley”


SUN, June 1, Caribbean Heritage Month (CHM) Jump-Off, Discussions re CHM & DC Caribbean Carnival history, Refreshments, Door prizes, 2PM-5PM // Sweet Mango Café, 3701 NH Ave., NW, DC

WED, June 4, 11, 18, 25 (& successive Wed), Jazz & Jerk, Live Jazz band, 8PM // Sandovan Restaurant, 4809 GA Ave NW, DC, 202-248-2161, 10AM-2AM, Jerk specials

SAT, June 7, 14 & 21 (& successive Sat), Cuban Salsa Dancing Class with DanceInTime Starting 1pm, $2.00 off of $10.00 class (must mention CHM 2014), // ECAC; 733 Euclid St. NW, DC, Info: http://www.danceintime.com/ or call Barb at 301-980-6043

SUN, June 15, Fathers’ Day Traditional Jamaican-American Breakfast & Foodways Discussion, 9:30AM-2PM //Peaches Kitchen, 6214 3rd St. NW, DC, 202-722-5250

MON June 16, Georgia Avenue Business Alliance Monthly Meeting /Networking ,9:30AM-11:30AM, Place TBA

THURS, June 19, Juneteenth Celebration Talk with C.R. Gibbs. 5:30PM-7:30PM, Barbecue + Fish Fry, Entertainment…Place TBA.

SUN, June 22, Traditional Trinidadian Breakfast & Foodways Discussion , 11AM-4PM, (Performance 1-2 PM) // Crown Bakery, 5409 GA. Ave NW, DC, 202-291-3009. (All you can eat – $19.95)

MON, June 23, Workshop: Starting and Growing Your Local Food Business, , 2-5:00 PM // Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave NW, DC. Covers regulations, grants, crowdsourcing, new marketing strategies (pop-ups, incubators, food trucks, farmers markets), SCORE, etc. (FREE)

FRI, June 27, Rotis, Rum Punch, Caribbean Karaoke & More, , 4PM-2AM //Islander Restaurant, 1201 U Street NW, 202-234-4955, featured specials

SAT-SUN, June 28-29, “ALL Tings Caribbean”- Georgia Avenue Marketplace, Think Georgia Avenue, Buy Georgia Avenue, Sidewalk sales, Restaurant + Store Crawl, (From Rhode Island Ave NW, to Eastern Ave NW

For more information contact: Georgia Avenue Business Alliance (GABA): www.gabadc.org or E-Mail: [email protected] or (202) 505 –3583.


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