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One Community, Many Cultures Festival

One Community, Many Cultures" event is a celebration of the rich and historic diversity of Redwood City. This event, which helps to illustrate the valuable contributions and shared values of both recent immigrants and those from throughout the City's history, is coordinated by Redwood City Together.

This will be a fun, family-friendly event, featuring live performances on Courthouse Square that include Mexican Folkloric, Egyptian, Salsa, Polynesian, Tongan, Flamenco, and Soul Line Dancing. Plus, everyone can enjoy a fantastic array of foods during the special Food Tasting from 12:30 to 2:30 pm inside the Museum. The Food Tasking is just $5 for three tastings - food selections include: Russian, Indian, Turkish, Mexican, and Middle Eastern.

Also on the Square is a fun mapping exercise - an opportunity for attendees to share personal stories of migration by identifying where they and their ancestors/family migrated from, shown on a map. The map will be a great tool for seeing the incredible diversity of locations, from around the world, from which today's Redwood City residents originated.

Indoors at the Museum all day (free admission on the day of the event!): Sequoia High School's "Art for Social Change" exhibit; Cañada College video "Life Without A Voice", Pacific Islander Initiative's photo voice exhibit, and Youth Digital Stories. Plus, children will be invited to make crafts representative of many cultures. Activities will include making a Polynesian lei, creating an Irish wreath, designing an Italian mask and folding a Japanese origami banner. And as part of the event, the Museum will open a remarkable new photo exhibition, Faces of the Community: Yesterday and Today, which will feature 12 photos taken of nineteenth century San Mateo County residents by James Van Court and 12 photos taken of contemporary residents by photographer Juan Luis Aguirre.


Previous:     5/18/2013

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA  94063

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Contact:     Cindy Marroquín, Redwood City Together
Phone: (650) 513-0330

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