Contact: Abby Ward 978 443-7723
SUDBURY, MA–On Saturday, September 20, Greater Boston residents can go around the world in five hours at the 2nd Annual Sudbury Day Festival in Sudbury Center (intersection of Route 27 and Concord Road) from 12-5 PM. This celebration of world culture and diversity for people of all ages features three stages of free international and local performances, ethnic food sold by area restaurants, exhibitions, artisans, and hands-on children’s activities and crafts. The event is free and open to the public.
Performers on the main stage include: South American dancing, singing and storytelling by the legendary Inca Son; Chinese dance by the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Council; Indian dance by the Triveni Dance School; and Irish fiddling by the Conway Brothers. Music on the Sudbury Stage will be provided by Steve LaBonte, Ellen Hoffman, and the Wayside Chorus of Sweet Adelines. The Children’s Pavilion will feature Dancers’ Workshop, Mass. Gymnastics Center, Major League Soccer, and others. The Sudbury Savoyards, a theater group dedicated primarily to performing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, will also make a special appearance.
International dishes and desserts will be sold throughout the event by such restaurants as: Campo de Fiori of Weston (Italian), Little Pusan of Maynard (Korean), Oishii Too of Sudbury (Japanese), Pho Pasteur (Vietnamese), Rasoi of Framingham (Indian), and Sweet Peppers of Sudbury (Thai). They will be joined by about 60 other exhibitors, including nonprofit organizations and businesses with an international connection. Limited exhibitor space is still available.
Sudbury Day is made possible in part by a grant from the Sudbury Foundation. “The support from organizations like The Sudbury Foundation allows us to make this a unique celebration of the diversity of our friends and neighbors, “ says festival founder and organizer Aruna Pundit. Adds Fredericka Tanner, Executive Director of the Sudbury Foundation, “This event will help engender a spirit of community pride and belonging, which is the primary goal of our grant making.”
Corporate sponsors include Warren Graphics, Sudbury Farms, Simply Direct, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Party Round the World, and A-1 Portable Toilets.
The event will be held rain (indoors, if necessary) or shine. For additional information about the event or to reserve an exhibition space, contact Aruna Pundit at 978 440-8900 or visit www.sudbury.ma.us/committees/sudburyday.