Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace Hosts Weekend Celebration Before Carnival Parade – Caribbean Life

As the sound of steel pans and other Caribbean music echoes through Brooklyn, Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace (FCCM) – revelers’ one-stop shop for traditional Caribbean flag-colored clothing and accessories – will once again host a weekend -end celebration, including live music and DJs, food tastings, pop-up shops, community health screenings and extended night hours.

In addition, the Marketplace will launch its very first gift box titled “Likkle Barrel”, featuring products from FFCM heritage entrepreneurs.

With FCCM’s technical assistance and business support, FCCM said vendors are equipped to increase their skills, grow their businesses and build community wealth.


Friday, 9/2

Old market place: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured pop-up sellers: Bring Home Heritage, Wukkout!, Carry On Friends*, Merch Carnival, Island Love Cakes, Zanset Tea, Solo Scoop Creamery

FC Mangrove: Information session

Saturday 9/3:

old market place: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured pop-up sellers: Zanset Tea, Carry On Friends, Merch Carnival, Cremas Absalon, 84 Gem, Bree and Milly

FC Mangrove: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Drinks, bites and tours
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: Public Session on Workers’ Bill of Rights

DJ: DJ Benzi, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Guest DJ: 4pm-8pm

Entertainment: Carnival Dancers/The Kross Movement, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Screening of Bazodee’s film 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pop-up Plaza Vendor: Patrick Burrell – Prepackaged Hot Corn

Special*: Mount Sinai Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit (Blk Men’s Health Initiative, along Caton Avenue-parking Lane)

Sunday 9/4:

Old market place: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (open at night)

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched

Featured Ephemeral Suppliers: Cremas Absalon, brewing of hearts

Live DJ: 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Entertainment: Island interlude 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FC Mangrove: Sightseeing and light refreshments

Entertainment: Double Dutch + dominoes + cards

Monday 9/5:

Old market place: 12 p.m. – 12 p.m.

Likkle Barrel Market Gift Box Launched


To like : Jamaican patois for the little ones.

Barrel: A drum (also called a barrel) is a cylindrical shipping container used for shipping bulk goods

Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace will launch its first ever gift box titled “Likkle Barrel”. The box will feature products from former Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace entrepreneurs. FCCM vendors reflect the ingenuity and cultural heritage of Brooklyn’s Caribbean diaspora. With FCCM’s technical assistance and business support, vendors are equipped to increase their skills, grow their businesses, and build community wealth.

Popular products

  1. Haiti sea salt
  2. Pomegranate cinnamon
  3. Pomegranate Cocoa Balls
  4. Café Duran – Panamanian coffee
  5. Coconut or lemongrass soap
  6. Peppa Sauce
  7. FC Tote Bag


Caribbean Business Network | Dr. Nicole Grimes

Carib Biz Network is an emerging business development platform dedicated to the growth and success of Caribbean American businesses, independents and brands in North America. Rooted in the heart of New York City, CBN began in late 2019 as an initiative to support the city’s many small entrepreneurs. Today, CBN serves a diverse group of members across the Western Hemisphere who boast businesses in a number of industries. Our mission is to connect, support, amplify, and provide information and resources to Caribbean American entrepreneurs to make them more impactful and successful brands.


Blk Men’s Health Initiative

The goal of the Black Men’s Health Initiative is to educate black men about their health issues and encourage them to attend wellness appointments, seek preventive care, and regularly monitor and treat all conditions they may have as well as discuss men’s health and community issues. The organization holds workshops throughout the year, addressing health issues that affect large numbers of black men. Held annually, the Black Men’s Health Conference brings together health experts, area physicians and community members for a day of education on health issues that specifically affect Black men at significant rates. higher than those of other populations. The Youth Conference brings boys aged 12-17 to The Health Gap for a day of learning about how your health impacts your future and how to become the man they want to be.

Carnival Dancers/The Kross Movement

The Kross movement is a group of fitness classes merged with different dance styles. Created by founder Kiara Ross, Kross represents an intersection between dance and fitness and has created an infectious dance community in New York City.

island interlude

Island Interlude was born to bridge the gap between the Caribbean and the concrete jungle. With a major focus on the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, this open mic concept invites musicians from all walks of life to vibrate, play and reconnect with the sounds of the West Indies.

Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace is located on the ground floor of Caton Flats, a 14-story mixed-use property developed by BRP Companies, led by co-founder and managing partner Meredith Marshall, containing 255 100% affordable housing units and over 20,000 square feet of community space in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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