Haiti the First Black Republic

You are invited to a book signing event on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Black and Nobel Bookstore, located at 1409 W. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19140.  The author is a young Haitian, Frantz Derenoncourt, who is a first generation Haitian-American born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.  Find more details about this event on our calendar.  Please support this rare breed of Haitian writers.  

Haitian Minister Visits Philadelphia

Minister Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin invites you to a press conference at 5:00 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, located at 21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA.  During the event, Minister Balmir Villedrouin will showcase the known and hidden treasures of Haiti and hope to mingle with hotel industry representatives.  We look forward to seeing you on November 18, 2015.
Invitation Letter:  Tourism Minister Visit


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website status

Dear Friends:

We have begun the reconstruction of our website to include our activities for the year 2015.  Please be patient as we are ensuring that all links work properly.  If a link does not work, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.  Thank you for your understanding.

2015 Annual Fundraising Gala

The 2015 Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia Gala will be on December 5, 2015, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 700 N. Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA  at 8:30 p.m.  Join us early at 7:45 p.m. for cheese and crackers to chat and to meet new friends.  Please purchase your ticket(s) here.
View the invite and we strongly suggest you place an ad in our gala booklet for a one-year advertisement to HCP friends.  Obtain more information by clicking here.
We look forward to being in your company on December 5, 2015.  Thank you for your continued support.

Haitian Film

Our famous Haitian filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave, will be screening here latest film project on Friday, July 31, at noon, at the International House at 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA .  Please see the flyer that offers more details about this event.  We need you to share this with friends and family and have a crowd come to support here endeavors.  See you on Friday at noon.

2015 BBQ Event

Please join the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia at its annual Barbecue event on August 8.  Each year this event brings the Haitian community together to share good Haitian food, to tell old and new jokes, to reconnect with old friends and to make new friends, to pass on a tradition to Haitian-American children.  Please bring soccer balls & volleyballs, lawn chairs, board games and let us have some good fun.

This year’s BBQ is on Saturday, August 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Sedgely Drive and Poplar Drive, in the Art museum area of Fairmount Park.  Please ensure that you check the list of items needed to make this event successful another year.  Your contribution to the bbq is greatly appreciated.  All Haitians, Haitians-at-Heart, Friends of Haiti are welcome.  We look forward to your continued participation.

2014 HCP Annual Fundraising Event

The annual fundraising event is here.  Please join us on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Center at 700 North Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA.  Tickets are at only $65/person.  Please consider making a donation if you cannot be with us on Saturday.   We look forward to being in your company soon.  Thank you for your support.
P.S.  If you purchase your tickets after noon on Friday, please bring the receipt with you on Saturday.

2014 Gala

The 2014 Fundraising Gala is fast approaching.  Please ensure that you purchase your tickets as early as possible.  We have also reserved rooms at the Marriott Courtyard in Willow Grove for our out-of-town visitors.  You will also find information on how to place an ad in the 2014 gala book that each visitor takes with them and how to help us if you are unable to attend the gala.  We appreciate all donations.

2014 Hotel Information

For our out-of-town visitors, we have reserved some rooms at the Marriott Courtyard in Willow Grove, PA.  This hotel is within 10 minutes of the gala event location.  Please book your stay no later than November 14, 2014, to guarantee that special rate.  Make it a mini-vacation.  Should you wish to extend your stay to visit Philadelphia, please do not hesitate to contact the Coalition prior to November 14.  We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.   Your support is greatly appreciated.