One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information 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...
Cultural Fiesta
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...

Scotland

Posted By: Mizan on July 27, 2010 in - Comments: No Comments »

  • Local Community Information:
    
    The Capital District Celtic Cultural Association, Inc. was founded in 1998.
    Their goal is to establish a central location for education, performance,
    athletics, and other cultural activities.
  • Website: Celtichall.org
  • Performance:
    
    Braemar Highland Dancers – performing traditional Scottish dances.
    
    Founded in 1962 by Jeannie Jardine Brauns, the Braemar Highland Dancers
    are the oldest certified school in New York.
    The school is currently under the direction of Shana Weir.
    Lessons are held in Albany, NY. With year round preparation for
    competitions, performances, and annual SDTA Medal Test exams, our school
    also values our family-like atmosphere with various social events.
    Please visit our facebook page @ Braemar Highland Dancers.
    
    Foods:  Traditional Scottish Shortbread and other treats made fresh
    at the Capital District Celtic Cultural association Hall
    
    Craft table:  Celtic crafts and treasures hosted by the Braemar Highland Dancers.
    
    Miss Festival Candidate: Madeline Illenberg
  • Arts and Crafts

Celtic treasures provided by Irish American Heritage Museum

 


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