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2011 International Relations Commission Multicultural Festival

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections
This is a FREE family event with a full entertainment line up, various ethnic food booths, children's activities, and outdoor movie! The event began in the South Shore Village Business District and for its third year, the planning committee held this event at Kollen Park on beautiful Lake Macatawa and added an outdoor movie hosted by the Holland Youth Advisory Council at dusk!

 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Entertainment, Food & Children's Activities: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FREE Outdoor Movie "The Karate Kid" at Dusk

 

 

Kollen Park Band Shell - 240 Kollen Park Blvd, Holland, MI 49423

Celebrate the global, multicultural diversity of Holland!
 

International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections
This is a FREE family event with a full entertainment line up, various ethnic food booths, children's activities, and outdoor movie! The event began in the South Shore Village Business District and for its third year, the planning committee held this event at Kollen Park on beautiful Lake Macatawa and added an outdoor movie at dusk!  Many thanks to Haworth Inc, City of Holland International Relations Commission, and Interfaith Congregation for their financial contibutions that make the 2011 festival possible.

The Karate Kid was shown at dusk in the bandshell, hosted by the Holland Youth Advisory Council and made possible by generous donations from Robert DeNooyer Chevrolet and McDonald’s/Milagro Six, Inc. Movie goers brought their chair or blanket to sit on. Concessions were available to help raise funds for future outdoor summer movies.  

IRC FESTIVAL 2011: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • ENTERTAINMENT: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Dance, Live Bands and Vocal Groups, Storytelling, Piñata, and Maciek's Magic Show at (3:00 p.m.) in the Band Shell

11:00 a.m. Welcome  - Marvin Younger, IRC & Mayor Dykstra
12:00 p.m. “Crossroads” (English/Spanish Band)
12:30 Interfaith Congregation Storyteller
1:00 "El Son de México" (Mariachi Band) & Piñata
1:30 Faith Christian Center Dance Group (Girls Group)
2:00 “The Overcomers” (African American Men’s Vocal Group)
2:30 Lao Christian Reformed Church Dance Group (Laos Girls Group)
3:00 p.m. “Maciek’s Magic Show” 
 

  • CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Children's Storytelling, Crafts, Holland Fire Department Fire Prevention Trailer, and More!
  • ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD - TACOS, SALSA, HORCHATA, BBQ SOUL FOOD & SIDES, EGGROLLS, CRABCHEESE RANGOON & FRIED NOODLES FROM: Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Daddio's and Laos CRC! The IRC will be selling soda and bottled water.
  • HANDMADE CRAFTS: Piñatas, purses, baby clothes, framework, jewelry, and more from Las Comadritas of the Lakeshore Latino Outreach Center
  • INFORMATION BOOTHS: (See organization links below) Holland International Relations Commission, Holland Human Relations Commission, Holland Youth Advisory Council, Reciprocal Language Program, Latin Americans United for Progress, Haworth Inc., Justice for Our Neighbors, Juneteenth, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #73, The ESCAPE/Open Arms Ministry of Christ Memorial Church, City of Holland Public Safety Department - Police and Fire Divisions, Community Action House, Herrick District Library/Reach Out and Read/Great Start Parent Coalition
  • DUSK: FREE Outdoor Movie in the Bandshell - Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concession snacks will be for sale.
    "The Karate Kid" (2010) Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 Min. Rated PG)

     For more information, please contact Erin Nyholt at e.nyholt@cityofholland.com or call 355-1328.

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