Kingston Multicultural Festival is a free family-friendly event organized by members of diverse local communities who come together to create a festival featuring the food, performances, and crafts by the region’s various cultural organizations and ethnic groups.
In 2020 the Kingston Multicultural Festival moved ONLINE. Visit our festival site to encounter the vibrant culture of the Hudson Valley at your own pace! Click below to discover videos of Hudson Valley neighbors sharing and teaching the music, languages, foods, and crafts from different cultures. Individuals and families, young and old alike, can continue to take part of this festival by contributing a square to our collective Cultural Quilt of the Hudson Valley.
The 2020 Festival on The Radio!
|Date||Time||Show/Topic||KMF Guest||Link to Archived Recording
|Tuesday, June 16th||11 AM||Mochilero (Spanish language)||Maia Martinez
(Dojo Dance Company)
|Tuesday, June 16th||9-10 PM||Kingston Happenings||Donna Coane
(Spirit of Thunderheart)
|Wednesday, June 17th||2 PM-3 PM||I want what SHE has||Laura Wilson Crimmins (Caprice Rouge)||https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/i-want-what-she-has|
|Monday, June 22nd||8-9 PM||Planet Seniors||Andrij Cybyk (Tsvitka)||https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/planet-seniors/episodes/kingston-virtual-multicultural-festival-tsvitka-ukrainian-dance-academy|
|Tuesday, June 23rd||1-2 PM||Black Meta||Rev. G. Modele Clarke (New Progressive Baptist Church)||https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/the-black-meta/episodes/credits-june-23-2020-a-conclave-of-culture-clubs-and-a-juneteenth-2020-retrospective|
|Sat, June 27||7 AM-8 AM||My Kingston Kids||Amadou Diallo (Amadou Diallo)|
|TBD||German Show||Les Lombardi (Ulster County Italian-American Foundation|
|TBD||Kingston Community Radio||Elinor Levy (Arts Mid-Hudson)|
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.
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
Optionally use colored pencils, markers or crayons to add details
Upload to Instagram #CulturalQuiltHV