The World of Montgomery Street Festival Set for October 19 in Wheaton

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For Immediate Release: 9/15/2014 The World of Montgomery Street Festival Set for October 19 in Wheaton Montgomery County hosts the World of Montgomery Festival, celebrating the rich cultural heritages of Montgomery County, on Sunday, October 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton Plaza Mall parking lot (across from the Wheaton Metro station). Sponsored by Montgomery County and Fund for Montgomery, and organized by KID (Kids International Discovery) Museum, the festival features a global kitchen with international chefs offering live classes on regional cooking; a Parade of Cultures that circles the festival grounds with dancers, dragons and drummers; and a variety of country tents in the international village where children and adults can make their own traditional crafts, or enjoy the traditional décor, music, performances and games. There are two stages of entertainment, a craft market, ethnic food vendors and fun activities for the whole family. New this year is an exhibit of kites from the participating countries and kite flying. The performance stage and Parade of Cultures will showcase dancers and musicians in native dress from a wide variety of international backgrounds. The international village will feature the four countries of India, El Salvador, China and Ethiopia. A small sampling of the interactive activities at each tent include: painting with body henna art, playing traditional musical instruments and trying on a saree or a turban at the India Tent. At the Ethiopia tent, festival goers will experience watching a traditional coffee ceremony, playing Ethiopian children’s games and writing their names in Amharic. When visiting El Salvador, attendees can learn how to paint traditional El Salvadoran art. China’s tent features exhibitions of the art of Chinese painting and traditional Chinese costumes, along with learning to write Chinese characters. This event is a highly interactive experience where participants are able to engage in creative projects from the diverse communities that make up some of the largest immigrant populations in Montgomery County. The exhibits include culturally authentic arts demonstrations and activities aimed at promoting international and multi-cultural awareness. Admission and nearby parking is free. The Wheaton Metro station is located two blocks away from the festival grounds. The address of the event is 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. For additional information, call 301-660-7418 or go to # # # Release ID: 14-340 Media Contact: Elizabeth Gallauresi 301-439-5100


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