All People's Day Diversity Festival Sat, Mar 23 2019, 11:00 am - Sat, Mar 23 2019, 3:00 pm


The tenth annual All People’s Day® Diversity Festival will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019 indoors at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd Street and NW 10th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.  The main events are from 11.00 am to 3:00 pm and a kid’s workshop is from 9:30 to 11 am.  All People’s Day®, Inc, and Delray Parks & Recreation present the festival. It’s free to the public and boasts a wide variety of connective activities for the whole family. Even the foods from a variety of ethnic restaurants are free!


The Main Events starting at 11 am showcase 15 dazzling performances including a variety of dance from the Chinese Performing Arts, Delray Divas African American Step dancing, Mexican Folklore Dance, and Zionic Dance and Fitness with audience participation.  Also, there will be an array of music from the Milagro Ctr. Kids Drum Circle, Pink Slip’s Folk Music, S. Fl Taiko Dojo’s huge Japanese Drums and Carol Garret’s Jewish Soul, etc. All acts take to the stage in 15 minute intervals treating the attendees to a vast range of cultural experiences.  Great prizes donated by local artists and businesses will be raffled off.


Over 50 interactive and merchandise booths feature a diverse mix to see and do.  Kids will find free arts projects such as Origami Peace Crane folding, puppet making with a stage to perform, creating images of their families that connect to others on a mural, and face painting. Teens and adults enjoy hands on issue based activities among which are clever word games by nonprofits, a health fair, an important Issues Mural and an opportunity to take a Selfie with our life size diversity figures.  Also present will be for sale items such as artwork, books, tee-shirts, jewelry, etc.


Prior to all this, a free workshop from 9:30 to 11:00 am will teach children to make the Craft Dough People illustrating that all people are made from the same materials and should therefore be treated with equal respect.  Pre-registration for the workshop is open to the first 30 kids, age’s three to twelve, who sign-up by calling (561) 495-9818.  A packaged craft kit, based on this project, is available for a donation.


All People's Day® is a 501c3 nonprofit diversity holiday that fosters connections among people through the arts, because the arts touch people’s hearts.  Why a diversity holiday?  A holiday states our values and reinforces them.  We champion the issues and rights of people of different colors, religions, ages and cultures plus LGBTQ, immigrants, women, and people with disabilities. Created by Susan Berkowitz-Schwartz in 1973, All People's Day® was celebrated for 35 years in New Jersey and nine years in South Florida.  Proclamations and tributes have been issued by city, county, and state officials as well as awards from The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and Delray’s Aurora’s Voice.  Our dream is to become a national holiday one day soon.

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