NORTH HILLS MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
Pittsburgh, June 1, 2007 — The annual North Hills Multicultural Festival will take place this year from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Kearns Spirituality Center, located next to La Roche College on the grounds of Divine Providence. The festival features a multitude of activities with international flavor – all of which celebrate the cultural diversity found in Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs.
Sponsored by several local groups – La Roche, the Sisters of Divine Providence, Indian Cultural Association of Pittsburgh, AARP-PA, North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition, Pittsburgh North People for Peace, among others (see flier) – the festival offers music, ethnic food, basket raffles, children’s games and dance performances. A special Father’s Day door prize also will be offered. The festival will take place rain or shine.
A food buffet will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and festival-goers are asked to bring a dish that serves 12-15 people and reflects their cultural heritage. The event is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair so they may relax on the lawn while enjoying various performances. Admission is free.
“We have such a rich, diverse culture here in the North Hills, and all the organizers want to share this culture with the community,” noted Astrid Kersten, Ph.D., director of Business Programs at La Roche College.