“We Are One” Multicultural Family Weekend
We Are One!” Multicultural Celebration is a free-family-friendly event held May 6-8, 2022, at the Newtown Farmer’s Market in Sarasota, FL.
It brings in members of the Community from different cultural backgrounds together to celebrate heritage, history, and families. In addition, this three-day event will showcase sights, sounds, and flavors from around the world! If you are interested in celebrating your culture we want to hear from you!
Proceeds from this event will go towards structures for the Newtown Nation/Newtown’s Farmers Market to implement a “Miracle of New” community program for 2022 and years to follow. As a result, the Newtown Farmers Market will be more accessible than just two days a week.
Friday, May 6, 6 – 9 pm • Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 6 pm • Sunday, May 8, Noon – 5 pm
Support the community by Becoming a Vendor today
Regular (10×10 tent)
Large (10X20 tent)
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING VENDORS
Are you a Dancer, Singer, Musician, or Artist?
Do you create special niche items that celebrate your culture?
Then we need you!
Please get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org about participating in this premier event!
See events below for special participation from students.
Saturday, May 7
We Are One! Multicultural Digital Storybook
Are You a Local Student Who Uses a Camera Phone to Tell Stories?
Are You a Parent of a young YouTuber or Tiny TikTokker?
Are you a student interested in digital storytelling and getting better at it?
Then join us for one of the most unique learning experiences during Suncoast Remake Learnings!
The Multicultural Digital Storybook is a free outdoor interactive event for students and their families that uses digital media to explore different cultures and share those experiences. Following a brief workshop, students will use camera phones and cellphones to explore other cultures while creating excellent content to share with the locals and worldwide.
The four-hour event begins at Noon Saturday, May 7, during the “We Are One!” Multicultural Celebration.
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event on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/6gHRSrvOm
Sunday, May 8
We Are One! Mother’s Day Worship
A day of worship through singing, dancing, and uplifting our communities in prayer.
WE ARE ONE MOTHER’S DAY WORSHIP! by Modern Marimba at 1 p.m.
Relax outdoors on Mother’s Day with Modern Marimba featuring Ed Russell and Tihda Vongkoth.
Ed Russell (he/him) has played musical instruments since childhood. Beginning in 2009, his love of sound carried him to work with singing bowls and gongs. Because of his studies in energy practices and as a Reiki master, he is attuned to subtle energies and sound frequencies. Playing from the heart and with intention is the foundation of his work. His sessions prove particularly beneficial in allowing people to respond to their own inner rhythms. Other healing modalities he has been trained on include “Reconnective Healing” with Eric Pearl, “Matrix Energetic” with Richard Barrett, “Flower of Life” Workshop with Dr. Richard LeBeau PhD, and more.
Tihda Vongkoth (she/her) is a co-founder and organizer at Modern Marimba. She is a freelance percussionist with various arts organizations in Sarasota and all over Florida. Tihda has appeared as a marimba soloist with the United States Air Force Band, The Florida Orchestra, and the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. As a percussionist she has performed at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (parading on caixa with Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Unidos de Vila Isabel), the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival and Brevard Music Festival. She recently recorded marimba on ‘Arise – Choral Music of Ola Gjeilo’ with the Key Chorale of Sarasota and appears on ‘Symphony No. 1’ by Thomas Sleeper on Albany Records.
Newtown Farmer’s Market features Modern Marimba performing healing music in celebration of their We Are One multicultural event. This beautiful outdoor setting is located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Sarasota.
We encourage you to be comfortable! Bring a chair or yoga mat, sunscreen, bug spray, and something cool to drink (non-alcoholic beverages, only). There will be vendors around the park.
A limited amount of yoga props will be available for use! Parking is available in the grassy lot across the street at Cocoanut Ave and 25th St.
We are looking for singers, praise dancers, church choirs, youth, and adults. If you are interested in participating email email@example.com.