4th Annual Caribbean Day
- Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
- Written by Christen Rhoadarmer
In celebration of National Caribbean- American Heritage Month, Reading Terminal Market will host its 4th annual Caribbean Day. The event will take place Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Reading Terminal Market and feature traditional Caribbean food, drink, art and music.
The Market’s Caribbean Day will consist of fun activities from food demos to live music. Food demonstrations will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. with Chef Careda Brown-Matthews, who will be whipping up tasty Jamaican eats like traditional jerk chicken, peas and rice, plantains, and cabbage. The hour-long food demonstration will be followed with delicious libations provided by the “Bahama Papas”, mixologists Remy Duncombe and Chet Morley, who will be making virgin Bahama Mamas from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition to the Caribbean food demo and drink demos, renowned Dominican artist Erick Picardo will display his artwork and conduct a live painting session in Center Court. Live music entertainment will be provided by Philadelphia natives Trinidelphia, performing their rhythmic steel pan music. There will also be a SOCA fitness demonstration, a roving performance from The Potcakes Junkanoo Band and more.
Guests will be treated to a host of Caribbean vendors including Taino Art, Afro-Caribbean/Latino Art, memorabilia and other Caribbean treats, as well as face painting throughout the day. Caribbean Day is a program of the Caribbean Community in Philadelphia under the umbrella organization of UROC of Philadelphia. The Caribbean Community in Philadelphia is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.
For more information and a full schedule of the day’s events, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/274155829722426/