University of Rochester

EVENT: Caribbean Carnival on Yellowjacket Day

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, on Wilson Commons Lawn on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Note: Parking is available on University lots on weekends.

August 29, 2002

A celebration of Caribbean culture will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the University of Rochester.

"Caribbean Carnival on Yellowjacket Day" will feature fashion, art, crafts jewelry, carnival rides, Caribbean photo buttons, psychics, caricature artists, authentic Caribbean food, and Caribbean music on the Wilson Commons Lawn on the River Campus.

Performers include Nuff Respect, a reggae band featured on stage during Rochester's "MusicFest" and a regular act at Milestones Music Room; Omalay Dance Troupe, a group of young women from Brooklyn who will demonstrate Caribbean dances; the John Marshall High School Urban Steel Band, which features calypso sounds under the direction of Molly Traub; and Flor de Luna, a musical group blending samba, bossa, merengue, calypso, and salsa.

Vendors from Rochester and Buffalo will have booths of crafts, jewelry, and African and Caribbean art and clothing. LJ's Take Out & Restaurant will be selling Caribbean food.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Wilson Commons Information Desk at (585) 275-5911.

"Caribbean Carnival on Yellowjacket Day" is sponsored by the Black Students' Union, Campus Activities Board, and the Office of the Dean of Students.