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8th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City 2022

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

9th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City 2022

JCFamilies is excited to announce the 9th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City sponsored by Jersey City Medical Center|RWJBarnabas.

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Our 8th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival will be with our Harvest Festival. It will be a day of celebrating our city’s fall season and diversity.  An array of fun activities will be planned for the whole family, including pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, musical acts, dancers, and — of course — delicious food!

This unique and memorable event is an excellent opportunity for children and families to experience the vibrant and diverse cultures of Jersey City!  We hope to see you there!

Performances in Cultural Diversity Festival:

SHEHNAAZ DANCE ACADEMY: INDIAN DANCE 

Shehnaaz Dance Academy is a Jersey City-based Performing Arts & Cultural School, Shehnaaz Dance Academy (SDA) was born out of our love for teaching and a passion for dance. Founded in 2012, SDA is a Jersey, City-based dance school that offers a variety of Indian & fusion dance classes, Indian Classical music instruction, and Cultural Exploration classes. Its mission is to instill a love of dance and inspire self-confidence, discipline, harmony, and respect for the arts and all cultures.

They create a nurturing and accepting environment to allow students to blossom and discover their passion for the arts. Our dance class offerings include and are not limited to Indian Semi Classical Dance, Indian Folk Dance, Bollywood, Hip Hop (fusion of Bollywood and Hip Hop), Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary Dance. They participate in various local school after-school programs and host private in-person and virtual classes in Jersey City. SDA also customizes programming for private and corporate events.

NIA’S AFRICAN FUSION DANCE

West African dance traditionally pulls movements from everyday life of chores, work, and imitating animals.  African dance uses all these gestures to tell a story or celebrate life. This dance performance combines traditional West African, West Indian, and Afrobeat dance moves. It is a total body workout, the best cardio you will ever have.

JERSEY CITY BALLROOM

Jersey City Ballroom believes that dance makes life better, and they want to share that with you! They specialize in Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing, tango, and wedding dance lessons. Their mission is to encourage and support their students at every phase of their dance development.

JOHN PAUL GARCIA: LATIN-STYLE GUITAR 

John Paul Garvia is a Jersey City-raised guitarist who has played many different genres and acts, from rock to Cuban Salsa, Spanish Rock to Nueva Bachata. He is primarily a Latin-style nylon string guitarist looking to collaborate with other musicians interested in the Latin guitar style of music. He lives in Union City, NJ, with his soon-to-be 11-year-old daughter. He is also the finance guy at Downtown JC’s premier live music venue White Eagle Hall!

Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy has been in business since 2000. They have a reputation throughout the dance community for providing our students with an Award-Winning, structured curriculum that is conducive to all different levels of dancers while maintaining a fun and stress-free environment. Whether you want to take your dance to the next level, support your exercise regimen, work on social skills or escape the daily stressors in your life, you can rest assured that you will be surrounded by a supportive staff in a non-intimidating environment.

CUPRA RING: ITALIAN FOLK DANCING

Cupra: Ring has been serving as a music teacher in NYC for the past decade and loves songs that make you wanna dance. She has self-published her first children’s songbook and an EP of original children’s music. She is also a doctoral student in Music Education at Teachers College. Grownups can listen to her voice in the podcast, “Learn Italian With Music”. She recently published a book as well for children.

LESYA VERBA: UKRANIAN MUSCIAN

Artist, bandurist (bandura – traditional Ukrainian instrument), songwriter, muralist, and mother of two young musicians. Engaged in the reconstruction of the rituals of the south of Ukraine for 30 years – and was a soloist of the ethno-ensemble “Zoretsvit” – received the title of “People”, winner of musical competitions (Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland) in 2020, in collaboration with the winner of the Shevchenko Prize, poetess Marianna Kiyanovskaya, an album of author’s songs “Golden” was released. Her artistic experience is collective and personal exhibitions, and international and museum projects. In New York in August 2021 she was a leading singer in the “Yara-art group” – La-MaMa theater in the play “A Thousand Suns”, director Virlana Tkacz, dedicated to the Ukrainian writer Lesya Ukrainka, “Radio 477”.
Also participated in the project #StandwithUkraine which was organized Yara Arts Group and The Ukranian Museum, director Virlana Tkacz.

Other Ongoing Activities:

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP(JAPANESE ART) BY VEDA AND RANYA 

Origami from ori meaning “folding,” and kami, meaning “paper,” is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture.

HANDCRAFTS WITH LUNA DE PAPEL

Luna de Papel is a crafting workshop that offers crafting and DIY classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages. It is where all can test the bounds of their imagination in an enjoyable environment.

CPR TRAINING WITH MEDIC ZERO

Medic Zero will be teaching Hands-Only CPR.

FOOD VENDORS:

Rishtta Banquet & Restaurant Indian Food

Maxuxu Mexican Street Bread and Cookies

Kintsugi Coffee Company

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We will have Delia T. Hernandez joining us to take photos at the event. Delia is an Ecuadorian photographer working in the NY/NJ area for 7 years on. A lover of the art, gastronomy, and diversity of Jersey City, she specializes in photographing food, families, and children.

Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City

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Date:
September 30
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Hamilton Park
Jersey City, NJ, AU

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