Celebrate the region's best folk traditions at the Spring Family Day on the grounds of the Historical Society of Rockland County, Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Get to know cultural groups through an educational presentation “The Moveable Feasts” featuring food and cultural items of three spring festivals celebrated by the Jewish (Passover), Indian (Holi) and Ukranian (Easter) communities. Folk dances will be performed and children will hear stories behind how these festivals originated and why they continue to be celebrated. Food samples and crafts will be part of this unique family experience.
Following the “Moveable Feasts” presentation, children will enjoy an Egg Hunt on the grounds of the historic Jacob Blauvelt House (weather permitting). Afterward, all will enjoy a fun-filled concert by Rockland’s own Jeffrey Friedberg and The Bossy Frog Band.
This program will be hosted by folklorist Puja Sahney and will include local contributions from the India Cultural Society of Rockland, The Jewish Federation of Rockland and others. Support for this program has been made possible in part by public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a New York State Agency.
Space is limited and reservations are required.
Entry fees are $5.00 per person; Members of HSRC and children under 3 are FREE. Parking is free. The family day festivities take place at The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY. For reservations call the Historical Society at 845-634-9629. For more information visit www.rocklandhistory.org