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Bridging the Gap

thru Culture

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Celebrate Caribbean Culture

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Awards and Achievements

In 2020, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was awarded a grant from The National Performance NetWork through its Artists Relief Fund an initiative supported by The Ford Foundation
Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was a collaborative partner with The World Trade Center of New Orleans in 2011 and 2012 when they hosted the Caribbean and Latin American business conference. The organization provided steel pan music during their cocktail hour.
Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was recognized as #1 for its email updates by the Press Club of New Orleans.  The award that was received was the Excellence in Journalism Award Winner in 2017
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It is significant to create a space for Caribbean culture in the city of New Orleans.

Marilyn C Laforce, President of Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture

Affiliate Organizations

New Orleans Cultural Economy (City of New Orleans)

New Orleans World Trade Center 

Southern University of New Orleans (New Orleans Campus)

Greater  New Orleans Foundation

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

St. Lucia Association of Georgia

Institute of Caribbean Studies, Washington, DC

National Caribbean American Heritage Month, Washington, DC

Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition

Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization

Caribbean Hope of North La. (Monroe)

St. Lucia Consulate (Miami)

St. Lucia Embassy (Washington, DC)

St. Lucia's Office of Diaspora Affairs (Office of Prime Minister)

Caribbean Carnival is the host organization for NCAHM in LA

Orlando Carnival Association

Upcoming Events

Curry With a Flavor Festival
2300 N Peters St

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Bridge the Gap thru Culture

Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture

Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture provides a cultural link between the Greater New Orleans area and the island nations of the Caribbean. 

Email: president@friendsofculture.org

Phone: 504-220-8441

Mailing Address:

147 Carondelet Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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