Natick Common won’t get a chance to relax after Friday morning’s “Zip Trip” action, as Saturday will prove to be busy, too.
Multicultural Day is back for year #7, and will highlight the community’s diversity through displays and performances. Multicultural Day goes from 11am-2pm on Natick Common.
Athena Pandolf, executive director for the Natick Center Cultural District, says 16 groups are slated to host booths representing cultures from Romania, Guatemala, China, and the Ivory Coast. Local groups, such as Natick Historical Society, Natick is United, Natick Immigration Policy Coaltion, and SPARK Kindness, will also be on hand.
11:00 – 11:20 am Move With Eve
Teaching Line Dance, Jerusalema
11:30 – 11:40 pm Rajesh Pai and Students
Tabla (Traditional drums from India)
11:50– 12:10 pm Denise Moyo, Poet
Mbira (Traditional Shona songs)
12:20 – 12:35 pm Minghui Academy Boston
Classical Chinese Dance of the Phoenix Fairy
Dance of the Monkey King
Reading of the story of Hua Mulan by Sophie Liu
Dance of the “Ballad of Mulan”
12:45 – 1:00 pm Drum Nomads
1:10 – 1:25 pm Natick Praying Indians
1:30– 2:00 pm Performances from Natick India Group
Tanav Patkar – Violin (Hindi Hum Honge Kamayab/
We Shall Overcome)
Ahan and Ahana – Fisherman/Koli Folk dance
Ishitha – Bollywood Dance
Krutika and Shresta – Bollywood Medley
Saanika, Rishika, and Akshaya – Bollywood Medley
Purnima Thakre Group – World Music Dance
ISW Group – Dhol Tasha (A combination of percussion instruments)
Celebration of 60th anniversary of March on Washington
While at the Common, you can also honor the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The event is beginning at 10am at the gazebo on the Town Common.
At 10:30 am participants will March to the Morse Institute Library, Lebowitz Meeting Hall, for a morning reflection, live stream of the event in DC, film footage from the 1963 March on Washington, with music, and live speeches.
All are welcome to join at any time.
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