Leaders in entertainment, sports, politics, religion join forces to share the Caribbean story in support of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum. 

Plantation, Fla. (May 5, 2021): On June 27, 2021, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum will host its inaugural celebration and fundraiser, Magic at the Museum. A fusion of Caribbean talent, celebrity and storytelling will demonstrate to online and in-person attendees how Island SPACE truly reflects its slogan, “a place where Caribbean cultures unite.”  

The Florida based nonprofit is working to become a destination, on-ground and online, and invites a global audience to log on at 6:00PM EDT for an evening of star-studded excellence. For free virtual access, RSVP at islandspacefl.org/magic. The whole family can enjoy narratives, performances, dramatizations and more from legendary personalities representing countries including Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, The Bahamas and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. South Florida media personality Neki Mohan, of Trinidad, will host the program which promises to be both entertaining and informative. 

“We are taking the dynamic, melodious, suspenseful, delicious, colorful and unlikely story that connects all of us West Indians,” said Calibe Thompson, Island SPACE Executive Director, “and packaging them into a captivating visual presentation. We have enlisted some of the exciting names you know from music, sports, politics and so on to tell the world how awesome we are, in a format with cultural relevance and substance.”

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
Jamaican actress Makeda Solomon portrays Nanny of the Maroons in a performance for Magic at the Museum | Photo courtesy of Island SPACE

The hybrid event will welcome a worldwide audience online, while a small, select audience will attend the watch party onsite. Viewers are invited to tune in for the antics of the red-carpet opening starting at 5:30 p.m. 


While the event is free, attendees will be asked to donate to the museum as part of the nonprofit’s fundraising initiatives. Corporations are invited to sponsor the event and will benefit from robust marketing opportunities. Packages ranging from $300 to $30,000 will allow for visibility across the diaspora. 

“It takes time, talent and treasure to keep the museum operating and events like these are intended to engage volunteers, supporters and donors,” said board member Tamara Phillipeaux, of Haiti. “It is so exciting to see this space for us. It is a conduit for educating the next generation about their background, common strengths and their potential as citizens of the world, and we must keep it going and growing. We hope to receive donations even before the event and definitely during and after,” she said. 

Haitian American spoken word artist Mecca “Grimo” Marcelin portrays Toussaint L’Ouverture in a performance for Magic at the Museum | Photo courtesy of Island SPACE

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, located in Plantation, Fla., is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00a.m. through 7:00p.m. and Sundays from 11:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General entry fees are $10 per adult and $5 per child. Donations, sponsorships, memberships and volunteer commitments are encouraged. Learn more at islandspacefl.org.

Island SPACE is supported in part by Florida Power & Light Company, Grace Foods, Westfield Broward Mall, the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund, and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund. 

Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. 


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