Join us for a story time with Danielle Fairbairn-Bland, author of “Nia’s Summer Vacation in the Caribbean,” a children’s book about family, and culture.

Watkins St and Belmont Ave- Thursday July 21st, 1-3 pm

Danielle (Duh-Neil) Fairbairn-Bland is a children’s diversity author, licensed mental health therapist, and speaker dedicated to creating literary art that reflects the dynamic experiences of people of the African Diaspora. Through children’s books and journals, she promotes the values of family, community, culture, and wellness. Danielle is determined to introduce images and stories that heal and restore lives. Danielle is a Brownsville native.

Come by for the reading and also enjoy free snacks, games, art activities, and don’t forget to shop local inside I AM CaribBeing House.

The Design Trust for Public Space partnered with I AM CaribBEING and the Brownsville Community Justice Center to launch the Watkins Public Space, a new space that is part of the Neighborhood Commons initiative, bringing local makers and vendors to Brownsville this Summer. Look out for I AM CaribBEING’s iconic yellow shipping-container-turned-local-shop, murals, food, performances, and more. 

The space will be open until July 21st as a pilot project for the Neighborhood Commons Toolkit of Policy Recommendations Supporting Public Spaces in Commercial Corridors. Learn more at

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Date and Time

Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM


Watkins Public Space in Brownsville


  • (Watkins Street & Belmont Avenue)