Kingston Multicultural Festival

This year, the Kingston Multicultural Festival launches ONLINE on June 14th. Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month at your own pace by exploring our festival website where you will discover videos of your Hudson Valley neighbors from different cultures sharing and teaching their music, languages, foods, and crafts. Individuals and families, young and old alike are invited to be a part of this year's festival by contributing a square to our collective Cultural Quilt of the Hudson Valley.

Be a Part of The Festival!

We’d love you to join us! Make your own Upcycled Collage Square out of used paper, magazines or newsprint, that represents your identity or heritage, and then upload a photo of it to instagram with the hashtag #CulturalQuiltHV.

Our quilt-in-progress—all of our squares tiled together into one large symbol of hope and one-ness--will be on display at the Kingston Multicultural Festival website starting June 14th.

  • Materials
  • Assortment of scrap papers, flyers and newsprint
  • Cut blank paper into square
  • Using your assortment of scrap papers, cut out shapes!
  • What shapes, colors etc. relate to your heritage or identity?
  • Arrange your pieces thinking about composition
  • Glue!
  • Done!
  • Optionally use colored pencils, markers or crayons to add details
  • Upload to Instagram #CulturalQuiltHV

This project is made possible through the Robert R. Chapman Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and in partnership with the Barrett Art Center.

Visit our 2018 Gallery to see performers and exhibitors in action at our previous festival. Thanks to all for your participation!

A.J. Williams- Myers African Roots Center
American Field Service
Center for Creative Education
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
La Voz
Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association
Nancy’s Pinata
New Pro
UNLWA, Branch 95
Ulster County Italian American Foundation

Spirit of Thunderheart
MHCCA Women’s Chinese Dance Group
Choreo Dance Studio
Irish Step Dancers
Scott Benson Bagpiper
Sanjay Natesan
Eduardo Parra
Tsvitka Ukrainian Dance Academy
New Progressive Liturgical Dancers
Bill Livia Vanaver & the Caravan Kids
Center 4 Creative Education Energy Dancers