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Astoria International Cultural Festival

astoria culture festival astoria park videoMay 31, 2016 / Astoria Neighborhood / Ethnic Culture in Queens / Queens Buzz.

On Saturday May 21st from 1.30 until past 6 pm, there was a series of cultural performances held on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park. The event was hosted by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition [CALDC] to showcase the multi-ethnicity of tne neighborhood.

Nearly a dozen local cultural groups performed, including Ballet Los Pampas representing Argentina, KUD Halaturko representing Bosnia, Croatian Franciscan Fathers Youth Club, Ayazamana Cultural Center representing Ecuador, Cretan Association representing Greece, NYC Bhangra representing India, McManus School of Irish Dance, The Braata Folk Singers representing the Caribbean / Jamaica, and the Korean Traditional Music and Dance Center.

There was a crowd that numbered in the hundreds over the course of the afternoon. Many brought lawn chairs and blankets to sit upon while they watched the show. The weather cooperated as the temperature was in the 60's and while at times cloudy, it was dry.

Several food vendors came out to augment the cultural celebration, now in its second year. As I came late in the afternoon, I had missed the prime time of that part of the event. In the photo at right you can see one of the performers walking up the Astoria Park Great Lawn after her performance.

Click here for a brief video of some of the 2016 International Culture Festival in Astoria Park.


Astoria International Cultural Festival

braata caribbean singers astoria park summer performancesMay 31, 2016 / Astoria Neighborhood / Ethnic Culture in Queens / Queens Buzz. Continued.

I arrived as the Braata Folk Singers representing the Caribbean were performing as you can see in the photo at right. They were followed by a dance performance by NYC Bhangra repesenting India.

During the transitions from group to group CALDC [Central Astoria Local Development Coalition] Board Member George Stamatiades and Executive Director Marie Torniali introduced the various groups.

And the crowd relaxed as they watched the performances by local groups representing cultures from around the world.

The video below includes a few highlights of the NYC Bhangra performance.

Many thank to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition for organizing the event and showcasing the multi-ethnicity of tne Astoria neighborhood.

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