The Gateway Media Arts Lab is home to over 20 resident and non-resident enterprises with a passion for design and innovation. Collectively their services include projection design, digital media services, film and video production, graphic and web design, photography, storytelling and content creation. In addition to collectively producing projects that will support Gateway CDC's mission of economic development through the arts, the companies offer professional creative services to businesses, non-profits and other entities in the region and beyond. The Lab is the proud Non-Profit Sponsors of AfriCaribbean Festival's Founder Empress J.
The Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a safe, family festival in South Florida and outlying areas, fostering community pride and civic involvement, and providing critical opportunities to the Caribbean people in South Florida to share the Caribbean culture, promote cultural exchange and build economic cooperation in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment of South Florida.
Ms. London Johnson is a group fitness dance instructor, who has been teaching dance fitness since 2008. She started teaching Zumba in 2009 and eventually branched off with her own dance fitness brand in 2015. London’s dance class is very diverse and features music from South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. The dance routines vary in intensity; from medium slow to fast paced. The students are encouraged to work at their own pace.
London demonstrates all dance moves for proper format to ensure that students do not injure themselves. London also provides nutritional guidance as well as weight training guidance. London is currently certified in Group Fitness from AAAI/ISMA. Other certifications included Zumba, Meditation, Piloxing, Hot Hula, Abs and Booty Boot Camp, Kangoo Jumps Dance and Kangoo Jumps Boot Camp. London’s passion is to ensure that all of her students reach their fitness goals safely and healthy. All students are encouraged to have a lot of fun in this dynamic class. Www.lionessfitnessllc.com
Quaint and modernistic yet a simple space to indulge in pastries with loved ones. we offer comfortable seating inside our bakery with free wifi and plenty of outlets!
DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival is a 17-day Multidisciplinary Arts Festival celebrating extraordinary stories from around the world. We have an exciting menu of more than 150 provocative and ground breaking performances, by local, national and international artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians.
Nature’s Edible Creations
Bringing you healthy meals for a healthy life!
AFROFUSIONTV is a new show that is your one-stop gateway to the African Diaspora. It's an exciting combination of contemporary music, art, fashion, and culture from an African Diaspora perspective.
The Boutique by ShimmySista specializes in Curve Conscious Clothing and accessories for plus size women who crave something different. We search the world to bring a unique collection of pieces you won't find anywhere else. ShimmySista hosts a variety of workshops and events designed to help you live a beauti-full life!
Island Fete Fitness is a collaborative group of dancers and dance-fitness instructors and professionals whose goal is to provide a unique fitness experience that leads to results. Our personable approach to dance and fitness gives our “fitness family” inspiration and motivation to continue their fitness goals.
Hey African! builds Culture around Identity that is contemporary, collective, and creative, through products and curated experiences that spark conversations about identity, history, lifestyle, and community.
Dorine Poawui is the owner of
D Foxystyles LLC a hair salon, Sierra Leone Festival USA (Salone Festival) and was the Founder of Putting Sierra Leone Artists First (PSLA1), she is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and entrepreneur. She presently reside in Bowie MD working as a licensed cosmetologist. She is a U.S. and Sierra Leone Citizen and absolutely proud to be a native of Sierra Leonean and descendent of the Poawui and Kargobai family from Damballa Village.
Designs by NaYa is a subsidiary company of Accessories by NaYa. NaYa is a combination of all my childrens names (NAddi, MeliNA and MeliYA).
This is essentially a family business – their legacy.
Designs by NaYa was inspired by my late father Alhaji Sanah Bendeyereh Marah on December 1, 2019 exactly 19 days before his passing. He collaborated on the design of the original Diva wreaths (from choice of fabric to makeup and accessories) and it was his idea to give each one their own individuality by naming them. The best seller that year incidentally was one of the first ones created and he called her SanaBella. Demand became very high for her, which led to the creation of SanaBella II. (Check out gallery for a visual)
At Designs by NaYa we hand create all our products which range from Mugs to wall/door hangers.
Elba (SL) Ltd is an investment company in Sierra Leone, with interests in JobSearch, a 14 year old Human Resources firm
and in the agriculture, technical & vocational education, financial services, security and tourism sectors. Elba’s initiatives, Business Connect and Better Business were created to help prepare SME’s for investment and better service delivery.
Frankie P and the Spoiled Brattz are a part of the Team Soca Family.
Madd Yute Clothing is a international brand of apparel celebrating the Caribbean culture.
Carnival Haven started out as an idea for founder Amanda Byam to share her carnival experiences with her friends and followers. What was first meant to be a blog suddenly became a hub for sharing carnival and Caribbean culture with all those eager to learn and connect.
Through hosting events, creating merchandise, and our social media pages, we aim to bring our vibrant Caribbean energy into people's lives and homes for good. Our events highlight the incredible culture of the West Indies while connecting individuals and brands. (See our Past Events on our webpage.) These events, in turn, foster new relationships and opportunities within our network.
Our Carnival Haven community comes from all backgrounds and still share a special love for Caribbean culture. From our founder to our associates, we promote Caribbean excellence, accomplishments and entrepreneurship. We also aim to highlight these qualities throughout all of the African diaspora, as we are all family.
We hope you enjoy all that we have to offer and stay connected. Our goal is to share our experiences with as many people as possible and continue to grow the Carnival Haven family! Find out how you can join us by getting in touch.