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Community Visit: Celebrate Caribbean & African-American Heritage in Bushwick


Event Details

Date: 02/25/17 Cost: $25 Time: 9:30 AM Location: Brooklyn

Spend the weekend with host families in Bushwick in celebration of Black History Month. Experience Brooklyn's diversity and enjoy local home hospitality as the families of St. Thomas Church open their homes to you for the weekend. This overnight community visit includes a tour of historic Brooklyn, an international food fair, music, and dance!

Host Family FAQ: 

- We have been working with this community for over 10 years, so the majority of our host families are very experienced, and all of our hosts are passionate about meeting students from around the world and cross-cultural sharing. 

- We have a wonderful and dedicated Host Community Coordinator that lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn and carefully matches you with a family once you're enrolled. She personally gets to know each of the host families, and gets reference checks on any families that are new to the program. 

- Our host families come in all shapes and sizes; some of our hosts are married couples, some have children, some have pets, etc. Their homes also look different, from apartments to town houses, but all are warm and welcoming. We can promise that you will have your own room and a comfortable bed to sleep in, no matter where you are placed.

- Most of our host families can only accommodate one student at a time, but occasionally hosts can take two or more students. If you would like to be placed with a friend/family member, please contact Molly before signing up.

Other Details: 

Date: Saturday, February 25th - Sunday, February 26th

: 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 25th - 3:30 PM on Sunday, February 26th (approx.)

Registration Deadline
: Monday, February 13th

: Bushwick, Brooklyn - Meetings instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.

:* $25 (includes accommodations, meals, and tour)

: Molly Hampton, Assistant Director of Enrichment Programs, at or at (212) 431-1195 ext. 32

*Program fees are non-refundable