For Immediate Release: September 11, 2012
2012 RESTON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
RESTON, VA — The Reston community will once again enjoy the opportunity to "Discover the World", as the Reston Multicultural Festival returns to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of the community's greatest assets, and brings to life the vision that Reston founder Robert E. Simon had for this unique place. Attendees are encouraged to dress in native attire and share the uniqueness of their cultural roots.
The Festival will open with a Naturalization Ceremony, where America's newest citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance and continues its tradition of presenting a "melting pot" of free entertainment programs for the entire family. The World Stage, Global Stage, and Jo Ann Rose Gallery will feature an all-day series of performances representing many of the world’s cultures. Fans of dance will enjoy Spanish, Persian, Uzbek, Indian, Chinese, and Burmese dances, among others. Numerous musical performers will also appear, performing a variety of world music styles. The Traveling Players Ensemble returns to the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, along with a series of book readers and storytellers who will bring their different experiences to life.
In addition to performances, the Festival will feature an array of arts and crafts activities for the entire family. Participants can create their own Henna magnets, pinch pots, friendship bracelets, and more.
New at this year's Festival is the first annual Multicultural Book Fair. The Fair will highlight books suggested by authors who have appeared at the CenterStage Reston Community Center, Reston educators, and award winning books written by authors with a variety of cultural perspectives.
As part of the Festival, Reston Community Center Lake Anne is featuring Art Mirrors Culture, the Reston Multicultural Festival Intergenerational Art Exhibit. The Exhibit, currently on display at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and 3-D Gallery, runs through September 30. It features works from local artists who were asked how art mirrors culture in their work. On the day of the Festival, the 3-D Gallery will also feature sand paintings by Reston artist Marco Rando.
Attendees can enjoy culturally diverse foods at the Global Café or shop in the Global Market and take home a memento from artisans' work from neighboring lands. With a vast array of performing arts, family activities, ethnic cuisine and global arts and crafts, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! A complete schedule of events follows below.
For more information contact BeBe Nguyen (703) 390-6145 or visit our website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.
The Reston Multicultural Festival is sponsored by the Reston Community Center and co-sponsored by the Reston Association, Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association, and The Lake Anne Merchants Association with support from many other community organizations and businesses.
RESTON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
(Please Note: Performers and times are subject to change)
RCC Lake Anne
Multicultural Book Fair
Treat your children (or tap your inner child) to a selection of delightful and beautiful books for sale at our first annual Multicultural Children's Book Fair. Featured books include titles suggested by authors who have appeared at the CenterStage at Reston Community Center, Reston educators, and award winning books.
Sand Painting Exhibit
Reston artist Marco Rando will transfix your attention with the beautiful art of sand painting inside RCC Lake Anne’s 3D Gallery. This ancient art form has been incorporated into cultures from across the globe.
I Love Thai Restaurant
B & L Nguyen
2012 Global Market
Arts of Asia
Kayvee International Inc.
Accessories That Make the Outfit
Inca Sun Import & Export
Tin Moe Thu
Tareebo Jewelry Design
About the Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact the Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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