Sunday 23rd October 2016 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
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Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold. The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016
This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972. We named it “Festival of Nations”. It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year. Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area. They are organized by different institutions. Our Festival of Nations remains the original. It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold. The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...
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Local Community Information
St. Adalbert’s Polkabration Dancers will represent Poland and Polish-Americans from the Capital District. This group of 20 children has been in existence for 2 years and is comproised of 14 families. The St.Adalbert’s Polkabration Dancers presents a unique blend of traditional polish folk songs and dance, with contemporary Polish-America style.
The Red Berries Polka (Czerwone Jagody)
Lighting Strikes Twice (dance)
Mountainers Polka (Goral Polka)
These dancers practice every week to be able to dance the way they do. There are total of 20 dancers in the group. Their ages run from 5 years old to 16 years old.
golombkis, pierogies, kapusta, kielbasa and home made polish pastry
Miss Festival Candidate
Arts and Crafts
Craft and Arts booth
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