The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, commonly known as the Caribbean Cultural Center, was conceived in 1976 by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega who had a vision to create an international organization to promote and link communities of African descendants wherever our communities are present.  Dedicated to making visible the invisible history, culture and welfare of peoples in African descent, the Center is based in New York City but effectively works for the social, cultural and economic equity of African Diaspora communities around the world.



Every summer, the center presents Carnival in New York, a weekend international celebration of African-derived carnival traditions. Enjoy an African marketplace and free live performances. There is a Children's Village, where children participate in a variety of activities, while parents take in main stage events.


The center's Cultural Arts in Education Programs offer detailed and unique insights into varied Caribbean cultures. They are tailored to meet the needs of individual groups, and curriculum materials are provided. For details, visit