LB festival to honor ‘most diverse city in the country’

In celebration of Cultural Diversity Month, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program will host a Cultural Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1920 Lemon Ave.
The festival theme this year will be “A Taste of World Cultures.” The event will include a main stage featuring cultural performances and speakers along with free samplings of various food selections from around the world. There will be information tables of community groups, arts and crafts for children, and a continuous drum circle in the park. People are encouraged to bring their percussion or stringed instruments to join in.
“I’m delighted to help celebrate the 6th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival,” said Foster. “Long Beach looks at our diversity as a strength, and the festival is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the many contributions each culture brings to Long Beach.”
The festival will provide attendees with an opportunity to experience a glimpse of the many world cultures represented by Long Beach– the most diverse city in the country, named so by the US Census. “I am so pleased to be in a city with such a rich fabric of cultural diversity, and I look forward to celebrations like this one that honor this diversity,” said Andrews.

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