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“Concord Multicultural Festival” 2017 (June 24) — My Banner For The “NH Community Table”

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2.5′ x 4′ vinyl banner from VistaPrint. Cost me, all told, with shipping, $16.

The three pictures are ones that I took last year.

Vistaprint sure does make things easy. I used a template for this that allowed me to use three pictures.

I am impressed. Good colors. Thanks Vistaprint.


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“Concord Multicultural Festival” 2017 (June 24) — The Range Of Food (So Far)!

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Impressive and mouth-watering list already,
and there are a couple more vendors to be finalized.

So, this is GREAT.

Bring your appetites. You are going to need it.
The food, as ever, will be very reasonably priced.

Here is the link to the official Website.


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“Concord Multicultural Festival” 2017 (June 24) — I Am Now A Sponsor As Well As A Volunteer.

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I am right at the bottom. {SMILE}

I am sponsoring some of the tables.

Here is the link to the official Website.


This is neat. I am happy to be involved and helping.

Lot to do over the next 6 weeks.

I will keep you posted.


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“NH Friends Of Diversity” Initiative (& Website) — Timely & Topical.

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This, of course, is a very worthy and worthwhile initiative — one that I feel very strongly about.

It is spearheaded by Jessica Livingston, of ‘JLiv Inspirations‘ and the head of the ‘Concord Multicultural Festival‘ committee, a remarkably committed and driven spirit extremely proactive in making New Hampshire a welcoming home for ‘New Americans‘.

So, please, get behind this and spread the word. Thanks.


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“Concord Multicultural Festival” 2017 Will Be On Saturday, June 24 — Make A Note.

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Concord, N.H. 2016 “Multicultural Festival”, Saturday, June 25 — The Pictures III (18 More Again).

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Pictures of EACH of the performances.

1st 18 additional pictures.


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All pictures taken with a Fujifilm X-E2s.

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“Hilltop Consignment Gallery”, Concord, N.H., N. Main St. — Quite The Place, Great Prices!

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It was serendipitous, without doubt. I came across this delightful ‘Consignment Gallery‘ last Thursday night when we ‘did’ Concord “Market Days Festival” — in part to watch our neighbour ‘Kristie’ sing at “Tandy’s Pub“, in Eagle Square. This ‘Gallery’ — and it is indeed that as opposed to just a ‘shop’ — is just around the corner from Eagle Square. Though they have been there on N. Main St. (smack bang in the middle) this was the first time we had noticed it — mainly because we don’t walk that street that much.

Glad we stumbled upon it. Really well laid out. Very inviting, warm and congenial. Very colorful and a visual treat. Loved it. The prices were extremely compelling. It was close to 8pm and Deanna was not in a shopping mood. That was a shame because I would have bought a few things. But we will go back.

If you are in Concord, NH you should definitely stop by. It really is like entering an Art Gallery! What more can I say.



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Concord, N.H. 2016 “Multicultural Festival”, Saturday, June 25 — The Pictures II (18 More).

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pictures of EACH of the performances.


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Concord, N.H. 2016 “Multicultural Festival”, Saturday, June 25 — The Pictures I.

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One Picture Each Of Each Of The Performances.

See list below — in order, of appearance at the Festival,
and as such also of the pictures
[left to right –>].


The List of Performances (in order and corresponding to above gallery).
Emcee Victoria Adewumi, Wah Lum Dragon and Lion Dance, Capital Celts, In the Field Irish Dancers (x2), NH School of Scottish Arts’ Highland Dancers, Himalaya Heritage Music Group (x2), 
Holy Trinity Greek Dance Troupe, Nepali Performance, Filipino Folk Dancers of NH, Salsa Colombiana, Nepali Performance, Song of the Lark, Filipino Folk Dancers of NH (2nd dance), Cumbia Colombiana & Akwaaba Traditional African Drumming and Dance Ensemble


Though we have only missed one of the 14 (in total) ‘Laconia Multicultural Days’, this, inexplicably, was our first ‘Concord Multicultural Festival’ (and definitely not the last).

It was good. Very, very good. Loved it. 4 solid, packed hours — 2 to 6pm — in what was, again, picture perfect weather (high 70s). It was brilliant. Vary varied, fast paced, 15 – 20 minute performances and a wonderful ambience and spirit. I would say there was always at least 200 people in ‘that’ corner of the State House Lawn and towards the end, with the African Drummers in full voice we probably had 300 – 350 folks — many dancing.

It was great. So good to see such events in still 90% white New Hampshire. Bravo. Kudos.

I liked, without exception, all the performances. We, given our annual pilgrimage to Boston’s Chinatown for Chinese New Year, are no strangers to Dragon Dances. We have seen plenty. So seeing one here was not that special. We have also seen the Himalayan, African Drumming and Nepali acts in Laconia. But they never get old. They were good. Since we go to the Loon “Highland Games“, religiously, the Scottish/Celtic parts were not new to us either, BUT they too were good.

If I had to pick three favorites I would have to say Himalaya Heritage Music Group, Akwaaba African Drumming and Irish Field Dancers. But, I again stress, it was all good.

The Emcee Victoria Adewumi was outstanding. The PA system needed to be bigger (i.e., more ‘oomph’ with more speakers). But that minor.

I am and I was so happy. Great day. Ended up with another huge meal at Tandy’s Pub in Eagle Square as we had done on Thursday.


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Concord, N.H., 2016 Multicultural Festival, Saturday, June 25: A Kaleidoscope View.

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