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Come and tantalize your five senses through international expressions of cuisine, music, art, crafts, costumes, dance performances, and so much more on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at Roxbury High School!

Experience the gift of the one HUMAN race and its multisensory cultural diversity in CommUNITY. In addition to over 20 country expos (filled with artifacts, food, brochures, fun-facts, posters, pictures, instruments,…) to visit, and continuous entertainment on center stage, this year for the first time we will have an Olympic-style parade of international costumes, and at the end a community circle dance activity.

Pictures from the 2017 Event:

For those who respect the environment, bring your own travel mug, plate, and utensils to use as you travel the globe within Roxbury High School’s Dining Hall.

Admission is free for all students and children. Community members are asked for a $3 admission donation to be able to grow this event.

This collaborative event is organized by the Roxbury School District staff, students, parents, and community members. Roxbury Schools participating organizations include the Multicultural Club, Eisenhower Middle School and Roxbury High School Spanish Clubs, Key Club, Student Council, Honor Society, French Club, and the RHS FBLA (International Business). These organizations are run by advisors and student members.

Participating outside organizations and community members from all over New Jersey will be taking part in this event as well. Those groups so far are Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble, Noches De Colombia Restaurant, Pan Atlantic Foundation (exchange students from Germany, Spain, Mexico, Thailand, Denmark, etc.), Rivera Maya Restaurant, Roxbury Scout Troops #188 and #54, Shen Yun Promotions International, Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ, Nor Bu Lodge, and Wick-Hegarty’s School of Irish Dance. Individuals and families participating include Michelle Danielson, Flora Frangoudis, Eleni Sergiou, Marina Montoya, Marcia Cordeiro, the Galván family, the Correa family, Jennifer Wilkerson, Maryann Paschal Brinkley, the Fotinis family and friends, Vidya Manohar, Maureen Murphy Quinn, Patrick Gallagher, Madison Latella, Leonor Egusquiza, Samantha Gorman, Maria Jose Navarro, Zina Alani Mougharbel, and Sue Anderson.

Country expos on display so far will be Argentina, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Geometry, Greece, India, Ireland, Malawi, Mexico, Netherland, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Syria, Ukraine, and the United States.

It’s not too late to join this grand event! Gather up your family, friends, clubs, and business to sponsor a booth to represent a country of your background or interest! Then, plaster the booth with all the information, color and creativity that you can with food, fun crafts, music/dance performances and prizes!

Now is the time to be proud! Raise multi-cultural awareness and let’s celebrate and travel to cultures around the world!

Contact Marcia Cordeiro (mcordeiro@roxbury.org) or Brian Sferra (bsferra@roxbury.org) for more event information and how you can be a part of it!

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