Montgomery County will kick off Caribbean Heritage Month on June 1 with a free concert of steel pan music and dance performances from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Silver S pring Civic Building, located at One Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring. County Executive Ike Leggett and members of the County Council will present a joint proclamation to kick off the celebration. The theme for this year is “Meeting the Needs of the Caribbean Community in Montgomery County.” John Blake from WHUR radio will serve as master of ceremony.
On June 18, a free Caribbean American Heritage Extravaganza will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the East County Regional Service Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd. in Silver Spring. A forum on entrepreneurship and health care will be included, along with cultural exhibits.
For more information about Caribbean Heritage Month events, contact Daniel Koroma, African and Caribbean Community Liaison in the County’s Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-2584.