Friday, September 24, 2010

GROW – Generate Resources of Worth!

Grow Richmond Hill! is a coalition of social, civic and cultural organizations active here in the Indo-Caribbean and South Asian communities of Queens. This, our first event, is an outdoor, awareness Community Fair on Saturday September 25, 2010 from 12 noon to 4 PM at 103-44 120 Street (off Liberty Avenue), Richmond Hill, NY 11420. 

The sponsoring organizations are The Rajkumari Cultural Center, Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Jahajee Sisters, South Asian Lesbian and Gay Alliance, South Asian Youth Action, and The United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center. The fair is sponsored in collaboration with Assemblyman Rory Lancman. 

Grow Richmond Hill! features exciting social, artistic and cultural activities, highlighting the programs each unique organization offers for enhancing the lives of our people, and the day’s feature of  music, dance, drama and spoken-word - Tassa, Chutney, Bollywood, Bangra, Hip-Hop, Poetry and Folk Arts performances by Indo-Caribbean and South Asian Community Artists.  Folks will also have a chance to learn kick-boxing and chess, and join in painting a mural with Visual Artists.  

Representatives and activists of all the organizations will share and discuss the resources, services and opportunities offered free (or at low cost) to youth and adults:

Youth Education Programs (in-school and after-school)
·      Math, English, Science, Reading and Writing;
·      Martial Arts, Fitness and Chess
·      Training in Music, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing,
·      Visual Arts, Photography, Media And Technology Skills;

Inter-Generational Programs
·      Community events with elders passing on their memories
    of cultural traditions to younger generations;
·      Social Services that provide counseling for youth and families
    facing concerns about housing, immigration, economic problems, domestic
    violence, substance abuse, gender issues and reproductive justice. 
·      Dialogue on how we can improve quality-of-life and economic
    infrastructure development of public spaces in Richmond Hill,
    the heart of our community.

Grow Richmond Hill! is aimed at enriching and empowering the lives of our people, and building bridges of cooperation and goodwill between Indo-Caribbeans and South Asians who now share Richmond Hill and the neighboring districts.

For more information please contact:

Vishnu Mahadeo  347 323 6019  –  President   Richmond Hill EDC
Pritha Singh 718 846 5431  –  Founder    Rajkumari Cultural Center
Faudia Baijnauth 718  820 0241  -  Community Liaison, Assemblyman Rory Lancman's District Office

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