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World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30

World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30 World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30 World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30 World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30 World Festival at Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on March 30

Celebrate our global community at the World Festival at the Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on Sunday, March 30 - with many special activities at the Library through the month of March.  

Look for World Festival posters in participating businesses around town – collect the miniature poster cards from each location and bring them with you to the Library – you can become a “World Class Person” when you check in!

The PWPL World Festival is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library (FOL). Landmark on Main Street's World Festival activities are sponsored by American Chai Trust.

Download the PWPL World Festival Program and read about the many traditional foods, crafts, games, and performances that you can experience.


Sunday, March 30, 2014


At Landmark on Main Street – 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the Children's Center
11:30 a.m. / Family Friendly Cooking Demo & Origami Workshop 

Performances in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
1:00 p.m. / Louie Miranda Bilingual Singer & His Latin Band
2:00 p.m. / Petri School of Irish Dancing
3:00 p.m. / Louie Miranda Bilingual Singer & His Latin Band

In Doctors’ Gym
4:00 p.m. / World Tae Kwon Do Academy


At the Port Washington Public Library – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.


International Displays
Thirty-five countries invite you to visit their displays throughout the library – taste traditional foods, play games, make crafts, see traditional costumes, learn about cultures around the world.

World Tales in the Children’s Room Story Circle
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will MC student “Story Makers” from his workshops as they and community volunteers tell their favorite stories.

World Gamesin TeenSpace
Hone your international strategy skills playing Go (China, Japan, Korea), Settlers of Catan(Germany), Ludo (India), and Mancala (Africa & Asia).

“Where in the World?”
An original interactive computer game challenges players to locate artifacts around the globe.

International Art Exhibition in the Community Gallery
View paintings, drawings, and photos of international scenes and subjects. Reception on March 15 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

International Artifacts Displays
Treasured objects from around the world will be on display throughout the library.

Performances in the Lapham Room

1:30 p.m. / Mariachi Music from Mexico by NYC Mariachi conservatory

2:30 p.m. / Capoeira Martial Art from Brazil by ABADÁ-capoeira

3:30 p.m. / Didgeridoo from Australia by Graham Wiggins, a.k.a. DrDidg

4:00 p.m. / Rajasthani Folk Dance from India by Dr. Shruti Patel

5:00 p.m. / Chinese Puppet Theater by the Chinese Cultural Association on Long Island - Performing Arts Club


Also in the month of March at PWPL:

International Film Festival
3/2 at 1:30 p.m. - The Rabbi’s Cat (France) & Fill the Void (Israel)
3/5 at 7:30 p.m. - Corpo Celeste (Italy) & Raju (Germany)
3/20 at 7:30 p.m. - The World Before Her (India)
3/24 at 7:30 p.m. - La Sirga (Colombia) & Simiente (Columbia)
3/25 at 7:30 p.m. - Key of Life (Japan) & Finale (Hungary)
3/26 at 7:30 p.m. - Lucky (South Africa)
3/28 at 7:30 p.m. - Tales of the Night (France)
3/31 at 7:30 p.m. - Three Worlds (France) & The Piano Tuner (France)

“The ABCs of Jazz”
March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating a true American art form, Ken Kresge performs Ragtime, Swing, and Modern Jazz in the Lapham Room.

“Tales from Around the World”
March 21 at 4:00 p.m.
An interactive performance for families by Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk.

Story Makers’ Workshops
March 21 & March 28 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
4 to 6-graders can turn a personal story or a favorite folk tale into a short performance piece that can be performed at the World Festival. Pre-registration is required – call 516.883.4400, Ext 150.

Storytelling activities are funded by the Jackie Spielman Storytelling Fund of the Port Washington Library Foundation.

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