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New York City Bhangra Message Board › An Invitation to Showcase Your Culture

An Invitation to Showcase Your Culture

user 4137244
New York, NY
Post #: 21
Dear Neighbor:

People have come from all over the world to settle in New York, making it the most culturally diverse city in the United States. Mayor Bloomberg calls New York ‘the world’s home’. Each community, unique in its mode of dress, food language, beliefs and customs, adds to the sight, sound, and smell of New York City. However, this great city is often plagued by hate crimes against immigrants who contribute so much to our economy.

To counter this problem, on May 21, 2011, from 9:00am – 8:00pm, the New York African Chorus Ensemble will hold its 2nd annual 'Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You' festival at the State Office Building Plaza at 125th Street in Harlem. To paraphrase Chief Philip Banks III of Community Affairs Bureau, "a safe community results from the collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies and the Community."

The planned cultural explosion aspires to showcase the diverse cultures represented in NYC, while giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about the different cultures' religion, food, music, dances, and art. Every cultural community will erect a tent which will be filled with ethnic products from their country of origin. In addition, the best traditional music, and dance from different countries will trill every audience member. Furthermore, different government, community, and religious leaders will deliver messages of peace and love to all. This is also an opportunity to showcase the work that your organization is doing in the community.

NYACE successfully organized this event for the first time on May 22, 2010. Mayor Bloomberg's address was read at this event which attracted Community Affairs Bureau Chief Philip Banks III, Councilman Robert Jackson's office, and other notable VIPs. We would like to build on the success of our last event and, therefore, encourage you to help us make the 2011 Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Day a bigger success; after all it is about celebrating us.

We need your help! We are in need of volunteers, vendors, and performers to showcase products and music from their country. Please share this email with your contacts; we are trying to reach all the immigrant population in New York.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joyce Adewumi
Founder & President

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