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Caribbean Cultural Festival at Plattsburgh State April 12 - 18

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Club Caribbean student organization at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is hosting the Caribbean Cultural Festival, "Unifying, Celebrating and Educating: Our Commitment to Our Culture," Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18.

Several events have been planned for this year's festival including a four-day exhibition (April 12 - 15) at the Angell College Center Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will showcase Caribbean crafts, various cultural costumes, games and food.

A panel discussion on the economic, social and political issues affecting the Caribbean region and its relationship with the rest of the world will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The highlight of the week's events is the Cultural Explosion from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Amite Plaza, just outside the Angell College Center. In conjunction with the annual World Week celebrations, the Cultural Explosion is free and open to the entire community.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, the Ms. Plattsburgh State Caribbean Pageant will be held in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center. Several Caribbean ambassadors to the United States will be special guests at the pageant. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for Plattsburgh State students.

The week concludes with a church service at the Newman Center at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, followed by a brunch in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch is free and open to everyone.

For more information, contact Cherese De Roche at 518-564-7297 or email [email protected]


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