The Village of Northbrook Community Commission, in partnership with the North Suburban YMCA, is hosting a Cultural Fair on February 25.
The fair features live entertainment, food samples, crafts and exhibits representing the diverse heritages of area residents, according to a press release. The event will be held at the Y, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook, from 3 to 5 p.m. and is free.
The statement stated that participants can expect artistic performances, musical performances, dance performances, education/information tables, henna artists, karate show and food samples from different cultures.
This year, the fair features several local organizations, including Kandisa Performing Arts, featured artist Ramya MB and Vijay Ganesan, Korean Cultural Center, Children’s kpop team “The SuperNovas” and Ukrainian Bandura players and singers, the statement said. Also in Chicago are the Thai Cultural Center, Victoria Ng; former Miss Asian Chicago and founder of Chicago Asian Women Empowerment, Culture in Motion with her Bollywood dance performance, and more.
Additionally, local vendors such as the Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook Historical Society, Chicago Korean Cultural Center, Voice of Wishes, Congregation Beth Shalom, Thai Cultural Center and 1 For Community will also participate in the fair, according to the statement.
Jennifer Saperstein, president of the Northbrook Community Commission, and Sam Reiss, the Commission’s chief of staff, will be the hosts and planners of the event for the second year.
“Bringing the community together to celebrate diversity and inclusion is a key goal of our Commission, and we are excited to partner with the YMCA to once again celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our residents,” Saperstein said. “More exhibitors and more vendors this year bring more culture to this wonderful community of Northbrook.”
“We are excited to host the Northbrook Cultural Fair once again and value our partnership with the Village of Northbrook,” said NSYMCA CEO Kathy Fielding. “We promise to provide our community with a meaningful, educational and fun experience for all ages, and we take great pride in being a home where the community will learn, experience and appreciate the power of our diversity.”
The Cultural Fair is open to the public and free. Overflow parking will be available at the Rural Day School on the corner of Pfingsten and Techny. For more information about the event: https://www.northbrook.il.us/819/Community-Events.