Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill

Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill The Haverhill Cultural Council is excited to announce the First Annual Multi-Cultural Festival Haverhill coming. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council: www.massculturalcouncil.org
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Wishing a Happy Independence Day to all of our Dominican friends #dominicanrepublic #celebratediversity #mcfhaverhill
02/27/2021

Wishing a Happy Independence Day to all of our Dominican friends
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02/26/2021

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02/22/2021

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02/21/2021

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For the Celebration of Black History Month, Have you ever wondered why it is celebrated in February?  Here is a great ar...
02/16/2021
Origins of Black History Month – ASALH – The Founders of Black History Month

For the Celebration of Black History Month, Have you ever wondered why it is celebrated in February? Here is a great article that explains it.
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https://asalh.org/about-us/origins-of-black-history-month/

The story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the summer of 1915. An alumnus of the University of Chicago with many friends in the city, Carter G. Woodson traveled from Washington, D.C. to participate in a national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the....

11/24/2020
Club Passim

Hopefully this will be available to watch for awhile.

Veronica Robles presented by Club Passim
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Suggested donation: $15
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Fall is here, and so is the Annual Greek Festival.  Per Covid-19 limits it will be slightly different this year.#Welcome...
11/02/2020

Fall is here, and so is the Annual Greek Festival.
Per Covid-19 limits it will be slightly different this year.
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My friends from the Armenian Church wanted me to tell you about their Fall Festival.   Share with your friends.*Save the...
10/10/2020

My friends from the Armenian Church wanted me to tell you about their Fall Festival. Share with your friends.
*Save the date*
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10/10/2020

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06/20/2020
All My Friends Are Stars - Detox From My Phone - live Brooklyn Army Terminal

The Multi Cultural Festival in Haverhill has been moved to 2021, but we wanted to share some of the musicians that we had planned to perform and Hope they will be available for MCF Haverhill 2021.
All My Friends Are Stars
https://youtu.be/98J2_-iG1lI

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, over 3,000 residents and visitors attended the 2019 BAT Block Party to celebrate the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Pa...

06/20/2020
MAMADOU - Senegal (music video)

The Multi Cultural Festival in Haverhill has been moved to 2021, but we wanted to share some of the musicians that we had planned to perform and Hope they will be available for MCF Haverhill 2021.
Mamadou Diop
https://youtu.be/J1wISOC7Ro4

Mamadou Diop pays homage to his home country - Senegal, West Africa

06/20/2020
Paul Prue & Peter Chase Live @ The Bradford Common Summer Music Series 7/8/1

The Multi Cultural Festival in Haverhill has been moved to 2021, but we wanted to share some of the musicians that we had planned to perform and Hope they will be available for MCF Haverhill 2021.
Haverhill's Favorite Blues Man, Paul Prue

Paul Prue & Peter Chase Live @ The Bradford Common Summer Music Series 7/8/1 "Walkin' Blues"

06/20/2020
Veronica Robles And Her Mariachi Band Play 'La Charreada'

The Multi Cultural Festival in Haverhill has been moved to 2021, but we wanted to share some of the musicians that we had planned to perform and Hope they will be available for MCF Haverhill 2021.
Veronica Robles Mariachi Band
https://youtu.be/7xMHNQa1Kjw

Veronica Robles rehearses "La Charreada" with her all women mariachi band, at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center in East Boston. Here's the full story: http...

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05/09/2020

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05/09/2020

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05/05/2020

Today is Cinco De Mayo.
If you plan to celebrate today, please share some photos of your amazing festivities. We would love to see them. It is making me hungry just thinking of it.

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In case you were looking for some history, please see below.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, is seen as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, and traditions. Of course, it's also a great excuse to enjoy some Mexican drinks. Many who celebrate in the U.S. assume—incorrectly—that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day.
So why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated with such fanfare in the United States? As with many holidays, a lot of the celebration is due to marketing. People across the U.S., whether of Mexican heritage or not, use the day as an excuse to eat Tex-Mex cuisine, drink Mexican beers, and prepare pitchers of margaritas, and the holiday is often associated with partying.
However, just as Saint Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate Irish culture for Irish-Americans, Cinco de Mayo has become a day for Mexican-Americans to show pride in their own unique culture. Since it's not widely celebrated in Mexico, the holiday can be seen more as a Mexican-American holiday than a Mexican one.
HISTORY OF CINCO DE MAYO IN THE U.S.
In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was engaged in its Civil War. The French presence in Mexico was a strategic move: by gaining a toehold in Mexico, the French could then support the Confederate Army. The defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla was not definitive, but it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances. Thus Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in the U.S. Civil War. Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against French rule.
Celebrations continued on a yearly basis and by the 1930s it was seen as an opportunity to celebrate Mexican identity, promote ethnic consciousness, and build community solidarity. In the 1950s and 60s, Mexican-American youths appropriated the holiday and it gained a bi-national flavor, and its celebration was used as a way to build Mexican-American pride. Celebrations sometimes acquired corporate sponsors, and this is the way the holiday began to take on a commercial flavor.
In the 1980s the holiday began to be celebrated on a wide scale. Now Cinco de Mayo is promoted as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course, booze. Although for many without Mexican heritage it's just an excuse to throw a party and drink, they should also remember that it's a day of cultural pride for Mexican-Americans—even if it isn't widely celebrated in Mexico itself.
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
Perhaps it would make more sense to celebrate Mexican culture on Mexican Independence Day, September 16, which is a national holiday throughout all of Mexico. But Cinco de Mayo initially started in the U.S. because of historical ties to the Civil War and grew from there, while Mexican Independence Day has no connections to the U.S. Plus, saying "Cinco de Mayo" is much easier for non-Spanish speakers than "dieciséis de septiembre."
So, by all means, celebrate Cinco de Mayo but do so respectfully and please remember, it isn't Mexican Independence Day.

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03/26/2020

Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill's cover photo

**SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 30**As we are all doing our part in Social Distancing, the Haverhill Cultural Council a...
03/26/2020

**SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 30**
As we are all doing our part in Social Distancing, the Haverhill Cultural Council announces that our Multicultural Festival has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 30th!
Please Save that Date and we'll have more information as we're able to announce.

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If you would like to get involved email us at:
[email protected]

Today we would like to recognize Dominican Independence Day.  I took this information from a History FB page and the pho...
02/27/2020

Today we would like to recognize Dominican Independence Day. I took this information from a History FB page and the photo is from the office the Mayor.

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This day in history 1844: Dominican Republic declares independence as a sovereign state

On February 27, 1844, revolutionary fervor boiled over on the eastern side of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Finally coming into the open after years of covert planning, a group known as La Trinitaria seized the fortress of Puerta del Conde in the city of Santo Domingo, and beginning the Dominican War of Independence.
Much of what is now the Dominican Republic had been de facto autonomous in the early 1800s, with the Spanish occupied by Napoleon's invasion and the Haitians to the west fighting off their French colonizers. Heavily influenced and encouraged by Haiti, which had achieved independence in 1804, Dominicans declared independence as the Republic of Spanish Haiti in 1821. Despite being nominally free, however, the less-wealthy and less-densely populated half of the island came under the control of Haiti and entered into formal union with its neighbor in 1822.
Though Haiti had been only the second European colony in the Americas to achieve independence, and its revolution constituted one of the largest and most important slave revolts in all of history, Dominica suffered under Haitian rule. Though the two were nominally united, the western half of the island was clearly where the political influence lay, and the crippling debts imposed on Haiti by the French and other powers had a profoundly negative effect on the island's economy as a whole. In 1838, three educated and "enlightened" Dominicans named Juan Pablo Duarte, Ramón Matías Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez founded a resistance organization. They named the organization La Trinitaria due to their decision to divide it into three smaller cells, each of which would operate with almost no knowledge of what the other cells were doing. In this highly secretive way, La Trinitaria set about gathering support from the general populace, even managing to covertly convert two regiments of the Haitian army.
Finally, on February 27, 1844, they were forced to make a move. Though Duarte was away on the mainland seeking support from the recently-liberated peoples of Colombia and Venezuela, La Trinitaria received a tip that the Haitian government had been made aware of their activities. Seizing the moment, they gathered roughly 100 men and stormed Puerta del Conde, forcing the Haitian army out of Santo Domingo. Sánchez fired a cannon shot from the fort and raised the blue, red, and white flag of the Dominican Republic, which still flies over the country today.
The Haitians pillaged the countryside as they retreated West, and fighting continued throughout the spring. Over the next few years and even into the next decade, the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic were periodically at war, each invading the other in response to previous invasions. The storming of the Puerta del Conde, however, represented a turning point in the history of a nation that had long been subjugated, first to the Spanish and then to its Haitian neighbors.

Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill
02/26/2020

Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill

Multi Cultural Festival Haverhill's cover photo
02/26/2020

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We are finalizing our partners.  If you are interested please let us know, now.#MCFHaverhill2020#WelcometoHaverhill#HCC#...
02/15/2020

We are finalizing our partners. If you are interested please let us know, now.
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02/07/2020

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Haverhill, MA January 26, 2020 –  The MultiCultural Festival Haverhill Committee is happy to announce the hiring of a Pr...
01/26/2020
LCC Program Information - About Your LCC

Haverhill, MA January 26, 2020 – The MultiCultural Festival Haverhill Committee is happy to announce the hiring of a Project Manager, Shawna Kelley.

Shawna Kelley is a graphic artist and her hobby of working at Music Festivals, like Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Rhythm and Roots Festival merged with her art into a career when she became the Concert Program Manager at Brandeis University after moving to Haverhill in 2004.

An active arts enthusiast, Shawna joined groups like Team Haverhill, Creative Haverhill, and the Haverhill Cultural Council and became an advocate for Music and Arts in her new hometown.

She has participated in many events in the downtown area, such as River Ruckus, KidsFest, and Make Some Noise Concert Series.

Currently, Shawna serves as the Administrator for Phoenix Rising Church and sits on the boards of Merrimack Valley Music and Arts and the Belleville Roots Stage. She enjoys being involved in festivals and the joy they bring, as much as she enjoys spending time with her family.

“Shawna will bring a fresh new perspective from the view of an outsider looking in, which is what we need for this event to take off and soar to great heights in our first year of hosting a Multicultural Festival,” said Council Chair Nate Webster.

The MultiCultural Festival will be held on June 20, 2020 at 10 Welcome Street in Haverhill. The event will take place from Noon to 4pm.
For our inaugural year, we will be featuring about half a dozen Key Cultural Partners to share food, performances, information and activities to the people of Haverhill and beyond.
If you would like to get involved with the planning committee visit us on Facebook at MultiCultural Festival Haverhill 2020 or email us at [email protected]
For any questions about the Haverhill Cultural Council, please visit the website at www.mass-culture.org/haverhill or look for “Haverhill Cultural Council” on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

**Photo Credit Robert Fogarty**

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01/26/2020

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01/20/2020

Only 5 months away from the Festival
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Are you looking to get more involved with Cultural Events and Arts in the City of Haverhill?Think about joining the Have...
01/03/2020

Are you looking to get more involved with Cultural Events and Arts in the City of Haverhill?

Think about joining the Haverhill Cultural Council. We are currently looking for new members.
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01/01/2020
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12/26/2019

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Although this started on Sunday Evening, wishing you a Happy Hanukkah.#CelebrateDiversityFor those that celebrate if you...
12/24/2019

Although this started on Sunday Evening, wishing you a Happy Hanukkah.

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For those that celebrate if you would like to share one of your favorite things about this sacred holiday please post.

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12/16/2019

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The Haverhill Cultural Council presents----Haverhill Multi Cultural Festival in 2021, We will bring an amazing, exciting, educational and yummy festival. Our Goal is to bring people together of all different cultures, values, lifestyles etc. Meet some of the inspirational people of Haverhill and learn more about where we come from and where we are going. We would love for you to be involved. Email: [email protected]

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Please support this effort!
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Cultural festivity brewing, creative minds at Battleground..
Great opportunity for our City!
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