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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 11am - 4pm
Roosevelt Hall Farmingdale State College 2350 Broadhollow Road Farmingdale


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MULTINATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2013

The Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity is presenting its first Multinational Cultural Festival on Long Island, showcasing the heritage and traditions of countries from North and South America, Asia and Europe. The festival begins at 11am. There will be free workshops available until 12 for men and women in yoga and martial arts and a puppet show for children. Opening ceremonies begin at noon and will feature the Lion Dance, a vibrant performance by Korean drummers, a cultural costume parade, honor guard and welcoming remarks by local community leaders. For the next four hours there will be live performances by J-Pop, classical and contemporary musicians and traditional and modern singers and dancers both in the main festival room and the Little Theater. Artists will exhibit their work throughout the room and cultural booths will delight visitors with their colorful displays. Workshops for children include Snake Lantern Assembly (Taiwan), Japanese Origami, Water Color Painting (China), Diva & Henna (India) and Flower Painting Using a Variety of Vegetables (Philippines). Corporate and small vendors will be participating as will several traditional and ethnic restaurants in the outside Food Court. Cultures represented at the festival are China, Guyana, Haiti, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and several Spanish speaking countries. Admission is free, parking is free and all are invited.

The festival will continue later in the evening taking the form of a Multicultural Gala from 7:30-12. Included in the festivities will be a cocktail hour, sit down dinner, business networking, fashion show, live performances and raffle drawings. To purchase Multicultural Gala Ticket -

The Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity is a 501c3 not for profit organization. For further information on the festival you can call 631.754.6640 or 631.543.5768. The Multinational Cultural Festival is supported in part by a grant from the NY State Council of the Arts administered through the Huntington Arts Council.

 

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