A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our legacy

Thousands of Haitians have settled in Rockland County over the years, and many have made the Village of Spring Valley their home.  The first wave of Haitian immigrants came to Rockland in the 1920s through the early 1950s to places like Nanuet. The construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the 1950s allowed many Haitian workers to commute from New York City to work in Rockland factories, with many choosing to move to Rockland to be closer to their jobs. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Nyack was the center of the expanding Haitian community in Rockland. As Haitian immigration increased, however, in the 1970s, Spring Valley started to become the center of Rockland’s Haitian community.  Most Haitian owned businesses were established in the village.
In 1992, IFG production, Inc. was formed in response to a lack of consistent support and visibility for cultural offerings produced for and by the Haitian community. The result was the initiation of the annual Haitian Day Parade of Unity which aimed to celebrate Haitian Flag Day in Rockland County. The event has always been a fun-filled, family-friendly day of cultural exchanges, music, food, arts, and crafts. The retirement of many key players led to a renewal effort that resulted in the founding of the Haitian Cultural Heritage Preservation, Inc. (HCHP). HCHP works in collaboration with past IFG production members to foster a permanent presence for Haitian historic celebrations, to preserve the culture of the motherland, and to engage in activities that promote cultural exchanges within the rich ethnic diversity of Rockland County.

Berthilde Dufrene


Beetchinn Joseph


Nathalie Paulin

grant and sponsor outreach

Farrah Fils-Aime



Board Advisor

Rody Noisette

Board Advisor

Sabrina Charles-Pierre

Youth Director

Carol Alcime

Community Outreach

Mona Paul

Community Outreach

Patricia Desroches

Youth Dance Outreach

Jennifer Morin

Graphics and Design

Huguette Dempaire

Community Outreach

Nicole Montilus

Faith Based Organizations Liaison

Carmeline Torchon

Community Outreach

Daphne Momperousse

Community Outreach

James Salvadon

Graphics and IT Solutions

Marie Ginou Cadeau

Community Outreach

  •  5/19/2024 04:00 PM - 5/19/2024 10:00 PM
  •   Spring Street, New York, NY, USA

Parade kickoff at 4pm from Village Hall to Spring Valley Memorial Park. At the park is the performances, vendors, food trucks, activities and concert.

  • $100
  •  4/13/2024 07:00 PM - 4/13/2024 11:55 PM
  •   1 Marycrest Road, West Nyack, NY, USA

This is the fundraiser to support the Flag Day Celebration, Parade of Unity and Community Concert in the Park. Please support Bicolor Gala to ensure a beautiful Flag Day celebration. You can't miss this.

  •  3/9/2024 10:00 AM - 3/9/2024 02:00 PM
  •   245 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY, USA

2024 Rockland International Women's Day Celebration Come join us for the 2024 Rockland International Women's Day Celebration! This exciting event will take place at The Church of St. Joseph located on 245 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY, USA. It's going to be a day filled with empowerment, inspiration, and celebration of women from all walks of life. At the celebration, you can expect engaging talks from influential women, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking panel discussions. We'll also have live performances, delicious food, and plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you're a woman looking for inspiration, support, or simply a fun day out, this event is for you! Join us on this special day as we come together to honor and uplift women. Don't miss out on this incredible celebration of womanhood!

  •  2/18/2024 02:00 PM
  •   24 Chestnut St, Spring Valley, NY 10977, USA
  •  2/10/2024 05:19 AM
  •   245 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY, USA

The Haitian Cultural Heritage Preservation (HCHP) has initiated Zanset Guinen Dance Troupe aim to teach community youths how to play the conga drums and how to dance Haitian Folklore. The HCHP classes are opened to all youths ages 7 – 25 and are free of charge. HCHP Dance and Tambour Workshops focus on teaching the movement and drumming repertoire of Haitian Folk traditions. Each workshop also provides an overview of the dance's cultural setting, such as the costume, music and crafts that traditionally accompany it. Teachers are all former participants in Haitian Folklore dance and tambour traditions and are experts in dances and tambour. Please contact HCHP directly at hchpinc@gmail.com or paradeofunity@gmail.com or by calling us at 845-641-6672. HCHP Zanset Guinen Dance and Tambour Workshops welcome all students, teachers, sponsors, donors, and grant offers to support the efforts. In so doing you are supporting the individuals and communities that make Rockland County a vibrant tapestry of ethnic and cultural traditions.

  •  3/4/2023 10:00 AM
  •   245 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY, USA

Haitian Cultural Heritage Preservation, Inc. (HCHP) cordially invite you to join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD 2023) and applaud the women and girls of our community. International Women’s Day honors the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women across the globe. This day is observed also in support of taking action against gender inequality around the world. The world could not run without women and this is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate your appreciation for women, to discover ways to motivate, inspire and empower them, and to learn about current issues affecting women and girls in our community. The IWD 2023 celebration will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 10AM to 2PM at St. Joseph Church located at 245 North Main Street in Spring Valley, New York. To support this event, we are doing a Step and Repeat banner and invite you to include your name or company logo on the banner with a $150 donation. We also seek your collaboration in celebrating IWD2023 as a vendor to be present and educate the community on the services you provide with a $150 donation. As a sponsor of this International Women’s Day event, you will be aligning with the current international women’s day movement, which calls on all to Embrace Equity. Forging gender equity is not limited to women solely fighting the good fight, but requires allies, like you, who are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. Please contact us via email at hchpinc@gmail.com, or phone at 845-641-6672 or at 347-558-1076 and let us know in what capacity you will accept our invitation. We very much look forward to connecting with you! With Warmest Regards, HCHP IWD 2023 Committee

  •  5/23/2021 03:00 PM - 5/23/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Spring Valley, NY, USA

Haitian Cultural Heritage Preservation, Inc. invites you to be a part of the “Annual Parade of Unity” that will be held on Sunday May 23, 2020. The theme this year is: “CELEBRATING ALL COVID-19 HEROES AND SHEROES" and our objective is to say thank you to all who kept the community going during the pandemic. The Parade of Unity has always been a fun-filled, family-friendly day of music, food, arts, crafts, and cultural exchanges. Beyond being enjoyable, this event is a very positive way to celebrate the village's rich ethnic diversity, to display the spirit of our community, and to demonstrate appreciation for the residents, businesses, and leaders who have given so much to this community. This celebration would be greatly enriched by your participation. All key community members, leaders, groups and businesses are particularly invited to join in the festivities as our residents and community take center stage. It is also a great opportunity to promote your business and services to the community. Please find attached all required forms for your participation. For more information, please contact us at paradeofunity@gmail.com or hchpinc@gmail.com. We welcome your financial support as sponsors, vendors, and donors.


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