Group painting by participants in Union Settlement's Rising Stars after-school program. Project designed and taught by Yvonne Lamar-Rodgers

A Block Party for the World

Please join us as we celebrate East Harlem and its unique blend of cultures through music,dance, arts & crafts, ethnic cuisine, and educational activities for children and youth. Activities include: pony rides, a wild animal exhibit, our annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a sneaker art battle (moderated by Hip Hop USA), and performances by local artists.
Date:          May 18, 2013
Location:   Union Settlement Way (E. 104th Str. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
Time:         11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Ethnic Festival

The Ethnic Festival began in 1991 as a small cultural event organized by Union Settlement's Adult Education Program. The goal was to engage students in a presentation of local music and dance. It has since evolved into an all-day event, where hundreds of guests from all over the New York metropolitan area enjoy music and dance performances on an outdoor stage, shop for handicrafts and ethnic merchandise from vendors on the street, sample a wide variety of cuisines, and young people take part in free art, literature and sports activities, such as our annual basketball tournament and a sneaker art design contest. This year we are adding pony rides and a wild animal exhibit to the mix!


Vending Opportunities

Be a part of this exciting celebration featring hundreas of area residents and visitors. Space is available for vendors of food, arts & crafts, and other merchandise that showcawse East Harlem's diversity. For more information click here.

Sponsorship Opportunites

Throughout the weeks leading to the Festival, Union Settlement staff distribute promotional materials throught East Harlem. We also utilize our website and social media platforms to reach additional individuals. If your business would like to be a part of this year's annual festival click here for more information.


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