Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center

Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center Our mission is to educate communities regarding Caribbean heritage via the establishment of an institution devoted to research and development.
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02/09/2020
NYC Arrangers @CalSkiffle

Support Our Men In Steel! Today is the National Panorama Semifinals in Trinidad! Let’s support our NYC Arrangers! Good luck Kendall, Marc, & Odie! @calskiffle @iflycaribbean Caribbean Airlines @pantrinbago

Senator Kevin Parker receives his copy of #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn & the King 👑 of the Brooklyn Carnival. Copies are avai...
01/31/2020

Senator Kevin Parker receives his copy of #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn & the King 👑 of the Brooklyn Carnival. Copies are available on lulu.com #nyccarnival #history #community #legacy

Brooklyn author Yolanda Lezama- Clark Dawad Philip releases #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carniva...
01/31/2020
Brooklyn author releases children’s book celebrating the West Indian American Day Parade

Brooklyn author Yolanda Lezama- Clark Dawad Philip releases #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival News 12 Brooklyn.The History of New York Carnival. Our Children must know their past in order to understand their future. Who we are as #CulturalWarriors. Jaidyn & the King of the Brooklyn Carnival tells a historical story of a young boy inquiry of who Carlos Lezama was and his influence of Carnival in the United States. We are #CulturalWarriors. Through our children the Legacy will Continue! http://www.news12.com/story/41636801/brooklyn-author-releases-childrens-book-celebrating-the-west-indian-american-day-parade

For many in Brooklyn the West Indian American Day Parade is a special celebration, which is why a local author is bringing the magic of event into the pages of a children's book.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Evelyn Castro at the #AKA Sorority PSI Lamda Omega Chapter i...
01/20/2020

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Evelyn Castro at the #AKA Sorority PSI Lamda Omega Chapter in partnership with St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. #MLKday

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Evelyn Castro at the #AKA Sorority PSI Lamda Omega Chapter i...
01/20/2020

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Evelyn Castro at the #AKA Sorority PSI Lamda Omega Chapter in partnership with St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. #MLKday

#CulturalWarrior Jaidyn & the King of the #BrooklynCarnival available on #Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Warrior-...
01/20/2020
Cultural Warrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival: The Carlos Lezama Children's Story

#CulturalWarrior Jaidyn & the King of the #BrooklynCarnival available on #Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Warrior-Jaidyn-Brooklyn-Carnival/dp/1684713250

Eight-year-old Jaidyn lives in Brooklyn where he embraces his culture, especially after he becomes mesmerized by all he has heard about Carlos Lezama and the history of the Labor Day Carnival. As he listens to his Gran-Gran tell fascinating stories about Lezama and his lifelong affair with the ea...

Lately there has been many #Anti-#Semitic crimes in New York City. This is a calling for our leaders to re-establish pea...
01/17/2020

Lately there has been many #Anti-#Semitic crimes in New York City. This is a calling for our leaders to re-establish peace and is a reminder of the trials that the #CrownHeights community has faced. This isn’t the first time that the Brooklyn community experienced these challenges. #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival shares the story of the #CrownHeightsRiot and how #CarlosLezama was instrumental in restoring the peace between the Jewish and African-American community. It is a reminder that we can live together in peace and must love, and respect the diversity of each other. These are the stories that our youths must know!

Copies of the book are available on ➡️ https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

CULTURAL WARRIOR!Parents and grandparents can take this opportunity to read this story to their children. We’ve all live...
01/16/2020

CULTURAL WARRIOR!
Parents and grandparents can take this opportunity to read this story to their children. We’ve all lived it!

The #CarlosLezama Children’s Story. Our children must know their past to understand their present & their future! Support Children’s Literacy! Copies can be purchased on the link below.

Copies 📚 https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

#SandraChapman, Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, retires. Enjoying the evening are from left, Sheila Clarke, sitting...
01/11/2020

#SandraChapman, Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, retires. Enjoying the evening are from left, Sheila Clarke, sitting, Yolanda Lezama Clark, President of The Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Cultural Association (CLACC-C) and Jean Alexander and Sybil Chester.

01/03/2020

The History of New York Carnival. Our Children must know their past in order to understand their future. Who we are as #CulturalWarriors. Jaidyn & the King of the Brooklyn Carnival written by Yolanda Lezama- Clark & Co-Author Dawad Philip tells a historical story of a young boy’s inquiry of who #CarlosLezama was and his influence of Carnival in the United States. We are #CulturalSoldiers. Through our children the Legacy will Continue! #youths #culture #history #childrenbook #claccc

Books are available on the link below:
📖 https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

Video 🎬 Courtesy of Mauricio Jorquera

12/29/2019

For all of our Cultural Soldiers, The Carlos Lezama Children’s Story, #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival written by Author Yolanda Lezama- Clark and Co-Author Dawad Philip will be featured today on CIN TV Jamaica. Support Children Literature! A copy of this book can be purchased on the link below.

📚https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

12/24/2019

Have a Happy & Blessed Holiday! #claccc

Pictured below is one of our young readers at the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story Book Launch asking her grandmother “Who...
12/21/2019

Pictured below is one of our young readers at the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story Book Launch asking her grandmother “Who was Carlos Lezama?” Her grandmother replied, similarly to one of the characters in the book that he was a community & cultural leader that has paved the way for many of us. In life you just never know what your calling will be and the impact that you will have on the life of others...#blessed #carloslezama #community #crownheights #culturalwarrior #claccc

12/20/2019
One of the most frequent questions asked since we launched the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story is ‘Where can I purchase t...
12/19/2019
Young Carlos admires the steelband players

One of the most frequent questions asked since we launched the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story is ‘Where can I purchase the illustrations?’ The illustrations were created by renowned artist #DavidMoore and can be purchased online on the link below. A portion of all proceeds will go towards our Cultural Center.
https://culturalwarrior.shop/products/the-panyard

This illustration features a young Carlos Lezama observing the steel pan players in Trinidad & Tobago.

NYC's Carnival History
12/18/2019
NYC's Carnival History

NYC's Carnival History

Carnival was born in Harlem in the late 1920’s as “get together’s” in the living rooms and basements of West Indians/Caribbeans immigrants which eventually grew

12/18/2019

‘Santimanitay’ Calypso music was developed in Trinidad in the 17th century from the West African Kaiso and canboulay music. Santimanitay, is a cultural way of expressing your lyrics in a song. As stated to the youngsters at the book launch, “It’s our version of freestyle.” This song was chosen and played by panist Dr. Kendall K Williams while the readings were done on the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story book launch on Sunday. If you listen closely you will hear the melody of the Pan play while the readers read the excerpts from the book #CulturalWarrior Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival. Copies are available on https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

#history #education #community #legacy #culture #nyccarnival #booklaunch #carloslezama #claccc

12/16/2019

This reading presented by Kenny Lezama the grandson of #CarlosLezama was truly a monumental moment as he read the chapter on the Crown Heights Riot in Brooklyn, New York. If you recall On Aug. 19, 1991, at roughly 8:20 p.m., a vehicle that was part of a three-car motorcade carrying Menachem Schneerson, grand rebbe of the Lubavitch Hasidic community, struck and killed Gavin Cato and seriously injured his cousin Angela. This resulted in three days of unremitting turmoil that pitted angry Hasidic Jews against outraged African-American and Caribbean. Lezama was instrumental in helping to restore the relationship between the Black & Jewish Community. The Carnival as Kenny read went on...that year the Rabbi from the Jewish Community walked alongside Carlos Lezama in the New York City Carnival Parade. #history #legacy #lezama #claccc #culturalwarrior

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/crown-heights-erupts-days-race-riots-1991-article-1.2750050

📚 https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

Yesterday we launched the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story, #CulturalWarrior ‘Jaidyn & the King of the Brooklyn Carnival.’...
12/16/2019

Yesterday we launched the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story, #CulturalWarrior ‘Jaidyn & the King of the Brooklyn Carnival.’ Thank you to Council Member @MatthewEugene for attending as well as all of our family & friends. Thank you for supporting our 1st book launch! Copies are available online at https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

12/16/2019

Meet Jaidyn, the inspiration behind the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story. Yesterday at our book launch the readings was presented by the next generation of #CulturalWarriors. Through our children the legacy will continue! Books are available online at https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

#legacy #history #diaspora #carloslezama #nyccarnival

CARIBBEAT: Remembering Trinidad-born photojournalist Hayden ‘Roger’ Celestin — an exceptional photographer and friend
12/15/2019
CARIBBEAT: Remembering Trinidad-born photojournalist Hayden ‘Roger’ Celestin — an exceptional photographer and friend

CARIBBEAT: Remembering Trinidad-born photojournalist Hayden ‘Roger’ Celestin — an exceptional photographer and friend

Hayden “Roger” Celestin — a phenomenally talented Trinidad-born New York photojournalist and a great friend — died early Saturday morning in Brooklyn at age 64. From calypsonians to Hollywood celebrities and fast-moving breaking news assignments, Celestin captured all this and more with film...

12/15/2019

Tomorrow we launch the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story by Author Yolanda Lezama- Clark & Co Author Dawad Philip! We’re so excited to share this legendary true story with our community! The launch takes place at Tropical Paradise Catering from 2pm-5m.

https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Lezama-Clark&type=

#community #culture #history #booklaunch #claccc

Pictured below is #CarlosLezama and his wife Hilary at one of the first Carnivals in Brooklyn, New York. Lezama is one o...
12/14/2019

Pictured below is #CarlosLezama and his wife Hilary at one of the first Carnivals in Brooklyn, New York. Lezama is one of the founders the Brooklyn Carnival. The picture to left was commissioned by Michael Younglao and painted by renowned artist #DavidMoore.

These illustrations are featured in the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story written by Yolanda Lezama- Clark and Co Author Dawad Philip and are available online at www.culturalwarrior.shop

A portion of all proceeds will go towards #CLACCC Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. We are #CulturalWarriors.

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12/10/2019
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Carlos Lezama; Born on Sept. 3, 1923, he was a son of Venezuelan parents who moved to Trinidad when he was a small boy. As a teenager, he returned to Venezuela to find odd jobs. Eventually, he got a job on a passenger ship. By then, he had learned to play the melodiously tinny steel-pan drum — fir...

Real place, real person, real history. Pictured below is Yolanda Lezama- Clark author of The Carlos Lezama Children’s St...
12/10/2019

Real place, real person, real history. Pictured below is Yolanda Lezama- Clark author of The Carlos Lezama Children’s Story written with Co Author Dawad Philip. The #CarlosLezama Netball Courts is located in #Brooklyn, New York at Lincoln Terrace Park and was presented many years ago by the former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in honor of his legacy for his lifetime work and contribution towards the #Culture & #Caribbean community.

The annual breakfast for the #NYC Carnival is held at this park every year at the commencement of the parade, The Illustrations of the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story #CulturalWarrior was created by renowned artist #DavidMoore and will be available online at www.culturalwarrior.shop. A portion of all proceeds will go towards the #CLACCC’s cultural center in Brooklyn, NY. #history #legacy #diaspora #community

Real place, real person, real history. The #CarlosLezama Netball Courts is located in #Brooklyn, New York and was presen...
12/09/2019

Real place, real person, real history. The #CarlosLezama Netball Courts is located in #Brooklyn, New York and was presented many years ago by the former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in honor of his legacy for his lifetime work and contribution towards the #Culture & #Caribbean community. The annual breakfast for the Carnival is held at this park every year at the commencement of the #NYC Carnival Parade. The Illustrations of the Carlos Lezama Children’s Story #CulturalWarrior was created by renowned artist #DavidMoore and will be available online at www.culturalwarrior.shop. A portion of all proceeds will go towards the #CLACCC’s cultural center in Brooklyn, NY #history #legacy #claccc

12/09/2019

Out of 90 contestants, Zozibini Tunzi took the crown for Miss Universe 2019, with Madison Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, coming in as first runner-up @zozibinitunzi @zozitunzi @missuniverse @tylerperrystudios #missuniverse #southafrica #blackexcellance #claccc

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1028 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY
11213

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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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Thanks for the Opportunity to be part of the 2018 Jr. Panorama