Savor A Taste Of World Cultures October 9

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human-dignityIn celebration of Cultural Diversity Month, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program are hosting a Cultural Diversity Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The festival theme this year will be A Taste of World Cultures. It will include a main stage featuring cultural performances and speakers along with free samplings of various food selections from around the world. There will be information tables of community groups, arts and crafts for the children along with a continuous drum circle in the park. People are encouraged to bring their percussion or stringed instruments and join in.

“I’m delighted to help celebrate the 6th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “Long Beach looks at our diversity as a strength and the Festival is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the many contributions each culture brings to Long Beach.”

Residents from throughout the city are expected to come out for this festival which is providing people with an opportunity to experience a glimpse of the many world cultures often represented by the city of Long Beach – the most diverse city in the country, named so by the U.S. Census. “I am so pleased to be in a city with such a rich fabric of cultural diversity and I look forward to celebration’s like this one that honor this diversity”, said Councilman Dee Andrews.

The Cultural Diversity Festival is being organized collaboratively by 6th District City Councilman Dee Andrews’ Office, the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program, Petrolane Boys & Girls Club, City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine, United Cambodian Community, Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Catalyst Community, Centro CHA, Boy Scouts of America, LBCreative! and other individuals and groups.

The Cultural Diversity Festival is Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1920 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, 90806.

For more information, please (562) 570-6816 or (562) 595-5945 or log on to the 6th District website.

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