International Dance Fest
Want to see some vibrant dance performances from all over the world? Here’s your chance! Stop down to Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park on Saturday September 19 from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be four dance performance groups, cultural displays, fun activities for kids and adults, wood fired pizza from Spokes Pizza, and more!
Admission is FREE!
12 noon – Lincoln Irish Dancers
1 pm – Karen Dancers
2 pm – Umonhon (Omaha) Society Dancers
3 pm – African Culture Connection
Meet our Karen Neighbors
We had a blast at our event Meet our Karen Neighbors, which featured music and dance performances from Lincoln’s Karen population. Thanks to everyone who came out!
On January 4 2015, we went to the Karen New Year Celebration put on by the Karen Society of Nebraska. It was a wonderful event that featured traditional food, music, song, and dance performances. The highlight is the don dance, which is meant to reflect Karen cultural values. The entire new year event is a great way for the Karen community to come together and celebrate their culture. It’s also a way for the greater community to experience one of Nebraska’s fastest growing ethnic populations.
Harvest of Traditions
Hey folks, it’s time once again for our annual Harvest of Traditions! This year’s celebration will be October 11 from 11 am – 3 pm at Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park (Lincoln). There will be four wonderful performers, fun activities for kids, and food available for purchase. Come on down and celebrate some of Nebraska’s rich cultural history.
We attended an event called Culture Crawl, which was part of the August Benson First Friday. There was music, art, handicrafts, food, and much more by local refugees and immigrants from all over the world. It was such a great night!
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2013
For Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2013, the NFN helped set up a traditional ofrenda(offering altar) at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln. Thanks to everybody who came down! There were snacks, face painting, crafts for kids, and the great music of Mariachi Zapata.