Celebrate Port Washington’s diverse community at the Port Washington Public Library/Landmark on Main Street’s World Festival on Sunday, April 29. Festivities are from 1 to 5 p.m. at both venues, and there will be something for everyone. The library portion of the Festival is in celebration of the library’s 120 year anniversary.
The theme of the day is discovering how different cultures celebrate important milestones. Exhibits representing 35 countries around the globe will be set up throughout the building. Each area will have different crafts, games, food samplings and decorations. Children can pick up their passports at the front door, make a craft or play a game and have their passports stamped. Once your journey is complete, stop at the entrance desk to claim a small prize. Teens can participate in the fun of henna decorating or international soccer with “Kinect Soccer.”
All ages will enjoy multicultural displays and maybe seeing one of your neighbors dressed in a traditional costume!
In addition to the library activities, the Friends of the Library is sponsoring “The World of Port Washington,” a graphic display of Port Washington people and their birth places. Whether you are from Alabama or Zanzibar, add your photo and place of birth and be part of this visual celebration of diversity. To participate, email a photo and your place of birth to email@example.com or call 883-4400, Ext. 147 or 149 for instructions.
There will also be music and dancing at Landmark on Main Street. The festive line-up includes Taiko Drumming at 1 p.m. at the venue’s “outside stage,” a Cuban Klezmer Quartet featuring Roberto Rodriguez at 2:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Belly Dance & Bollywood dance instruction at 4 p.m. outside and the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera at 5:30 p.m. in the theater.
So bring your dancing shoes, a craving for small, tasty delights and a desire to learn. Come and join the fun at the World Festival!
This free event is made possible, in part, through a generous grant from the Friends of the Library, in collaboration with the Landmark on Main Street.