The Shakespeare Theatre will be transformed into an island paradise by Roots of Development into a celebration of Haitian Carnival. CNN’s Sunny Hostin will host the event, which will include a performance by DJA RARA, a 12-member traditional Haitian Rara band from New York City. His Excellency Ambassador Paul G. Altidor will receive the Max Pulgar-Vidal award for his dedication to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.
Guests with VIP tickets will enjoy an early reception at 6:30 p.m. with Ms. Hostin, Congressman John Conyers, chef José Andrés, Miss Haiti International Nedjy Jean Charles, MIT Professor Michel DeGraff, Charles Forbin, Consul General of Haiti, author Marcia Dyson and NBC Washington’s Wendy Rieger.
Guests will enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds of the Caribbean as they sample mouth-watering cuisine and sway to Caribbean rhythms spun by DJ Vasco.
All proceeds will benefit Roots of Development, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2007 with the purpose of empowering the impoverished communities on the island of La Gonave, Haiti to acquire the financial resources and organizational skills they need to manage their own development.
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
The Shakespeare Theatre
450 7th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Please click here to purchase tickets. Advance tickets can be purchased for $50 (General Public) and $35 (Student). VIP tickets are available for couples at $175 and single tickets at $100.