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Northeast School will host its first Global Fall Festival Oct. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The festival will celebrate elements of fall festivals and holidays from around the world, with live performances, a DJ, carnival games, crafts, face painting and treats. Performances will include Korean dancing and drumming, traditional Indian Kathak dancing and more.

Tickets are $10, and the event is open to the community. Donations will benefit the Northeast Parent Teacher Association. Tickets can be bought online via Memberhub.

Live Performances

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3:30 p.m. – Lion Dance from https://www.yeeshungga.com/lion-dance/. Lion dances are performed at many Asian fall festivals such as Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival or Tet Trung Thu and is thought to bring good fortune and chase evil spirits away.

3:55 p.m. – Kathak Dance, Parul Shah from http://www.kathakdance.com/. Kathak dance is a traditional dance style from India that is often performed to celebrate Diwali.

4:15 p.m. – Korean Fan Dance and Nanta Drum Performance from http://koreandance.org/. This traditional performance will help us celebrate Chuseok, which is often called “Korean Thanksgiving.”

Activities

  • Facepainting – for Dia de los Muertos
  • Create Sukkah decorations – for Sukkot
  • Create African collar necklaces – for harvest festivals such as Homowo and Yam Festival
  • Create leaves of gratitude – for Thanksgiving
  • Play carnival games and win prizes – pay to play, proceeds go the PTA
  • Dancing – before and after the live performances

Food and Drinks

  • Big soft pretzels – for Oktoberfest
  • Samosas – for Diwali
  • Kibbeh – for Eid al-Adha
  • Bolo de Fuba – for Festa Junina
  • Drinks – will be sold by the 5th grade committee as a fundraiser