Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pangaea Heritage Festival

PANGAEA FREDERICK – A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE

Festival to host International music, dance, food, and marketplace

Celebrate Frederick is pleased to announce this year’s 3rd annual Pangaea Frederick agenda. This unique festival aims to unite the Frederick community in celebrating culture, heritage, and the importance of diversity. This year, the festival is changing location from the Westridge Square Shopping Center to Frederick’s Baker Park, and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 8th.

A Naturalization Ceremony will kick off festivities at 11:00 a.m.


NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

The 2010 Naturalization Ceremony is an event that for many represents the culmination of years of commitment, patience, learning and arduous work toward achieving American citizenship. Celebrate Frederick is happy to share in this ceremony to recognize over 100 new US citizens as their take the Oath of Allegiance.

WORLD STAGE

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Asian Heritage Performances – Coordinated by LIFE & Discovery Inc. and Fiesta Asia. – From East Asia to South Asia, these performers will enthrall audiences with a mythical dragon, powerful martial arts, legendary drumming, intricate costumes and vibrant hip shaking!

1:15 – 2:00 PM Trio Caliente – This sizzling band fuses elements of Bossa Nova, gypsy rumba and contemporary flamenco with soothing jazz vocals and musical arrangements, creating a unique Latin-flavored sound.

2:45 – 3:30 PM Kwame and the Fritete African Drum and Dance Ensemble – This ensemble is committed to preserving and promoting West African culture through traditional rhythms, dance, song and chants.

4:15 – 5:00 PM The Crawdaddies – Flavors of Cajun, Zydeco and Reggae are combined to create a groove-laden sound that is unquestionably unique. This group’s eclectic and good-time spirit attract and thrill audiences of all ages.

HERITAGE PERFORMANCE STAGE -

12:15 – 12:45 PM Frederick Salsa, Inc. – Enjoy energetic performances of popular Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

1:00 – 1:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

1:45 – 2:45 PM Native Americas People – Expressions of Native American Culture –Meaningful stories unfold during this rhythmic dance and drum performance. Colorful regalia enhance this stunning expression of Native American culture.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

3:45 – 4:15 PM Hula Dancers from Art in Motion Inc. – Bringing a taste of Polynesian tradition to Pangaea Frederick, these exciting dancers showcase the beauty and culture of the Hawaiian Islands.

4:30 – 5:00 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

BEER & WINE GARDEN

Enjoy beverages from around the world in the Pangaea Frederick Beer and Wine Garden. Choose from wines made in Portugal and France, or from beer brewed in Germany, England and the United States. Must be 21 years of age with valid I.D. to attend. $


FUTSAL TOURNAMENT – NEW!

The Inaugural Futsal Tournament begins at Noon and lasts throughout the afternoon. This soccer-like sport originated in South America, with strong ties to Portugal and Spain. The winning team in the Pangaea Frederick Futsal Tournament will receive a purse valued at $300.00, so the competition is sure to be exciting. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to register. For registration information, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE

Learn about different cultures, purchase handmade wares from around the world and watch exciting demonstrations in the International Marketplace.

3rd Eye Artwork – African American – Original art

Alliance Française de Frederick – French – Cultural display

Andean Treasures – Latin American – Jewelry

CALM, Inc. – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick County Human Relations Commission – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick Salsa, LLC – Latin American – Mini dance lessons

Frederick Sister Cities Association – German/Brazilian – Cultural display

“Green Tea” Japanese Culture Club – Japanese – Pottery, jewelry and calligraphy art

Habitat for Humanity – United States – Informational display

JFG Jewelry Designs – United States – Jewelry

LIFE & Discovery, Inc. – Chinese/Korean/Japanese – Cultural display

M. Carolyn Judd – Nicaraguan – Jewelry, pottery and art

Magaly’s Creations – Nicaraguan – Jewelry

Marie’s Collections – Afghan/Indian – Shawls, jewelry and embroidery

Mystic Warriors – South American – Andean music

Origami Crafts – Japanese – Origami crafts

Special Treasures Jewelry – English/Native American – Jewelry

US Citizenship and Immigration Services – Multi-cultural – American history trivia game



KIDS VILLAGE

Children of all ages will love Kids Village, where learning about different cultures become fun and games!

Able & Willing International Education Foundation – Congolese – Purchase books and play with model cars constructed of scrap wire and flip-flops. Proceeds support education for orphans in the Congo.

Carroll Creek Montessori – United States – Children’s craft

Frederick Alliance Church – Egyptian – Children’s craft and face painting

Giggles Plaster Crafts – United States – Purchase plaster figurines to paint

Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital – Russian – Create Russian nesting dolls

H2 Yo Yo – United States – Purchase balloon yo yos.

Jung Do Martial Arts – Korean – Demonstrations of traditional Korean martial arts

Korean Martial Arts – Korean – Watch fascinating demonstrations in TawKwonDo,

HapkiDo and KumDo

Language Learning Foundation – Multi-cultural – Foreign language movements and music for pre-K and school age children

March of Dimes Foundation – Multi-cultural – Face painting

Mental Health Association of Frederick/Child Care Choices – Multi-cultural – Create a Hands Around the World wreath

SIT Study Abroad – Multi-cultural – Geography bee and international trivia

WILSON PARROT FOUNDATION – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Get up-close-and-personal with these exotic birds under the watchful eye of the Wilson Parrot Foundation staff!

KIDS VILLAGE LEARNING CORNER – NEW!

From storytelling in Spanish to Polynesian hula dance lessons, the Kids Village Learning Corner will be filled throughout the day with exciting activities! Don’t miss any of these fun and educational programs. For a full schedule, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT

Caribbean Soul Restaurant – Jamaican

Food Fest – Thai

Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar – Spanish

Meadows Frozen Custard – United States

Nader’s Bistro & Grill – Greek

Sno Cones & More! – German

Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian

T.K. Grill – Chinese

That Cuban Place Café – Cuban

Uncle Moe’s Soul Food – United States/Southern

Yummy Food Corner & Grill – Chinese


RECYCLING AT PANGAEA FREDERICK – NEW!

Help Celebrate Frederick and Clym Environmental Services make Pangaea Frederick a “greener” event by depositing recyclable materials in the provided recycling stations throughout Baker Park. Your participation will help in reducing the amount of solid waste in our local landfills, and will help raise awareness about the importance of recycling in our everyday lives. Thank you for your help as we “Go Green” at Pangaea Frederick!

The following Corporate Sponsors make the events possible by their generous financial contributions to Celebrate Frederick, our sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union; Carillon Level Sponsors: Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets and 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD; Bandshell Level Sponsors: BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG. Program Sponsors: Bechtel, Clym Environmental Services, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick County Human Relations Commission, Renewal by Andersen and Wantz Distributors/Bud Light.

The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information on volunteering, contact The Office of Special Events at 301-228-2841. For event information, please visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


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1 comment:

rama said...

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