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The annual All People’s Day diversity festival will once again have a day of cultural celebration at Pompey Park in Delray Beach from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19.
Following a hiatus due to the pandemic, the 13th annual event is returning with arts, music, dance, vendors and interactive activities for children and adults.
The free indoor event will also have 15 performing groups, including the Delray Divas, Carol Garrett’s Jewish Soul, Chinese Performing Arts and Anthony Bacchus with the Milagro Center Kids Drum Circle.
“We need All People’s Day more than ever before because we have a very confusing world right now,” said Susan Berkowitz-Schwartz, All People’s Day founder and president.
“All People’s Day is about connecting people and learning about each other’s cultures and issues. I feel like we can do that through the arts because the arts really touch people’s hearts.”
From 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkowitz-Schwartz will have a free workshop for children ages 4 to 11 in which they will learn to create craft dough people of different skin colors.
The workshop, which is limited to 30, requires advance registration by emailing Berkowitz-Schwartz at email@example.com.
The festival will also have puppet making with a stage to perform, interactive word games, a health fair, an “Issues” mural and selfie opportunities with life-size diversity figures.
Origami Peace Cranes will represent the tale of a young Japanese girl’s wish for peace among nations. During the event, the Morikami Museum will host a one-hour presentation about the cranes. According to the Japanese legend, if 1,000 cranes are folded, a wish will be granted.