About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Celebration of Cultures this Saturday (Oct. 3)

The 13th annual Celebration of Cultures festival will be held at Centennial Park on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, and it has been named a Top 20 event in the Southeast for fall 2009 the Southeast Tourism Society. The celebration is intended to bring people together to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. Showcasing the traditions, art and dance of more than 40 cultures, highlights of this year’s festival will include:
  • food from around the world
  • dance and musical performances on five different stages
  • a world Market featuring hand-crafted and imported items from around the globe
  • a children’s area featuring interactive dance, art, a children’s stage, puppet shows, and more
  • a Global Village offering a glimpse of daily life in countries such as Panama, India, Mexico, Bolivia, Somalia, Japan, Jamaica, China and Kurdistan
  • TEENS UNITED!, an area where local teens from different countries will showcase their cultural traditions, dance, and more.
The event is presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center and the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. Free parking is available in the ground-level HCA parking lots off 25th Avenue North and throughout Centennial Park. All kinds of information about the festival, including performance times and a festival map, is available at the organization Web site.

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