22nd Annual Ethnic Festival in East Harlem on May 17, 2014

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22nd Annual Ethnic Festival

Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 11:0 am to 5:00 pm

104th Street between Second and Third Avenue

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On hand will be an outdoor stage with a large variety of multi-cultural entertainment, vendors on the street, and other activities going on throughout the day for all age groups.

Their featured artist for the Festival will be legendary Joe Battan, a Filipino-African-American Latin Soul musician from East Harlem.  Bataan, helped coin the phrase “Salsoul,” which combined the musical culture of urban Latinos who were inspired by African-American popular music and infused their own new musical culture.

The main attraction at this year’s Festival is a Maker Fair, where visitors of all ages can try their hand at more than a dozen popular arts and crafts, such as knitting, embroidery, paper making, origami, sneaker print design, artistic finger painting, card making and scrapbooking, creating beadwork jewelry, cupcake decorating, and many more.

Also, they are bringing back two special activities that have been particularly popular among the little ones: a wild animal zoo and pony rides in our community garden. In addition, we will have face painting, a clown, popcorn, cotton candy, a basketball tournament, a karate exhibition and fashion shows for the young adults.