39th Annual RI Heritage Day Festival set for September 10

39th Annual RI Heritage Day Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 

Roger Williams National Memorial,
284 North Main St., Providence, RI  
Noon to 5:00
Rain date: Sunday, September 11, 2016. 

“TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE DAY”
        
Admission to this family event is FREE

Rhode Islanders of all ages are invited to join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage.  The Roger Williams National Memorial (North Main St) will be filled with booths from countries such as Venezuela, India, Haiti, Bolivia, Sweden, Ireland and others that will showcase their culture, music, and dance. 

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission partners with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Hispanic Heritage Committee of Rhode Island and Welcoming Rhode Island, a program of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) to celebrate peace, diversity and the rich ethnic cultures in the state of Rhode Island.

The booths will have cultural exhibits and display craft demonstrations from all over the world. The food court will have a mouth-watering array of traditional foods and drinks. The children’s area will have The Peace Flag Project, face painting and arts and crafts. 

A parade of international flags representing over 30 countries will start off the day. Dancers and musicians from various countries dressed in native and colorful costumes will perform Saturday afternoon.  Kobi Dennis of NightVision/Unified Solutions and Angela Sharkey will be the MC’s.  
    
We will be celebrating National Welcoming Week (Sept 16-25) and Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15).

(release from Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission)

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