The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in “El Barrio” East Harlem, preserves and promotes the culture of Africa and the African diaspora.
Visit the Caribbean Cultural Center
120 East 125th St
(between Lexington & Park)
East Harlem, Manhattan
(4)(5)(6) to 125th St
1/2 a block west towards the Park Avenue elevated train
CCCADI is also a Google Arts and Culture partner artsandculture.google.com
Support the CCCADI
As one of New York City’s leading Afro-Caribbean organizations for over 40 years, the CCCADI deserves your support.
In addition to their own cultural programs, CCCADI leaders helps program events at other New York institutions including the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. When we have a Caribbean problem we can’t solve on our own, this is who we turn to. It’s a small organization, but their impact is big.
In 2008, New York City government chose the CCCADI to develop the old East Harlem firehouse (1889) into a community cultural center.
Even in the Caribbean, our culture is slowly disappearing, but it lives on at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in El Barrio East Harlem, New York City.
Past Caribbean Cultural Center Programs
Elegance Bratton discusses his documentary film “Pier Kids” (2019) with Major Nesby on cccadi.org Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6pm ET. 🏳️🌈 FREE
This is real New York. Back in the day, coming out often meant getting thrown out of your family home. Homeless LGBTQ+ kids found a place to live in the abandoned West Side piers. That’s why the West Village and Chelsea became LGBTQ+ neighborhoods. The movie premiered at the DOC NYC film festival.
In the spirit of Juneteenth, Aja Monet rhymes over musical undertones by Cvgebird on cccadi.org on June 19, 2021 at 7pm ET. FREE
CCCADI closes its digital exhibition “On Protest and Mourning” in discussion with photographer Nadia Alexis (What Endures), curator Zainab Floyd, and exhibition curator Grace Aneiza Ali at cccadi.org on June 24, 2021 at 6pm ET. FREE
Ends June 30, 2021
FOLEY SQUARE Civic Center, NYC
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 2-8pm
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Part 1, June 30, 2020
Part 2, July 7, 2020
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) YouTube & Facebook channels
Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 2020
CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER AFRICAN DIASPORA INSTITUTE
El Barrio, East Harlem
Oba Frank Bell leads a webinar on Integral Plants & Herbs in Afro-Cuban Orisha & Palo Traditions. FREE
Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM ART PARK, NYC
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage
LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities
See you at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). ¡WEPA!