The 24th Annual Ethnic Festival

Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11 am to 5 pm

It’s that time of year again! Union Settlement is proud to present the 24th Annual Ethnic Festival. The event will be held on 104th Street between Second and Third Avenues on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11am to 5pm! A large variety of multi-cultural entertainment will be offered on an outdoor stage, over 50 local vendors and exhibitors will line the streets, and activities for all age groups will be taking place throughout the day.



This year’s Ethnic Festival will feature:

Pony rides!

Erik’s Reptile Edventures
A delightfully educational live reptile show

The Museum of Interesting Things
An all-day interactive exhibit of interesting antiques and curiosities

Emilie Surtees and The Soul Providerz
with Special Guest, leading steel pan drummer Sherwin Thwaites

Belly Dancer

Shinbone Alley Stilt Band
A brass band will perform on stilts

Courtnee Roze The Musical
African percussion

Samba NY
Brazilian Carnival Dancers and Drummers

Mi Cultura Mexican Dance Group

Annette Aguilar and StringBeans
Latin and Brazilian jazz

Zon del Barrio
Dance style Afro-Boricuan music

Chinese Traditional Dance Group

AUC Chinese Lions
Traditional Chinese lion dance

R&B/Calypso Dance Party for the finale!

with Aurora Flores as Emcee

Get Involved!

Festival Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for 5 volunteers on May 20 from 10am-2pm!

We are looking for 5-7 volunteers on May 21 from 8-11am for festival set-up!

Interested? Contact Cristina Valbuena-Castor at

Community members interested in available vendor slots at the Ethnic Festival should contact Yvette Padilla at or (212) 828-6016 for further details, availability, and application procedures.