Sunday, April 21, 2013
The 22nd annual event, sponsored by Lansdale Public Library, took over North Penn High School Saturday with multicultural flair, exotic foods and captivating performances.
For the 22nd year, the International Spring Fest on Saturday wowed all the senses of attendees both familiar and new. Those who came out to the North Penn High School in Towamencin for the Lansdale Public Library-sponsored multicultural extravanganza, shared in a different kind of culture shock. They watched and listened to captivating performances, dined on exotic cuisines, played worldly musical instruments, and gained an education on the lifestyles and mores that exist outside the borders of the United States, and right in our own backyards. The main gym was the place for the main exhibits of the numerous countries, including Korea, Afghanistan, Egypt, Canada and Fiji. Meanwhile, the room's main stage was always filled with some …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The reggae and roots band from Philadelphia played a set Saturday night at Blue Dog Pub in Towamencin.
The Philadelphia-based reggae band Fulljoy, a band committed to roots and culture per its Facebook page, had the Blue Dog Pub grooving Saturday night. Check out its Facebook page here. Blue Dog Pub is located in the Allen-Forge Shopping Center in Towamencin. Check out the videos from Fulljoy's set on Saturday night.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
About 300 guests participated in the kickoff for the 22nd annual multicultural event, coming April 20 to North Penn High School
While the 22nd annual International Spring Festival brings its multicultural flair to North Penn High School on April 20, the kickoff event Thursday at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School previewed what to expect at the ethnic and cultural celebration in diversity. Planning Committee Co-Chair Tom Meyer told The Reporter that the kickoff event lets sponsors know that the festival is happening again, and lets new sponsors and new volunteers sign on for a chance to be part of the festival. Click through our photo gallery to get a taste of what the kickoff event and dinner offered to participants and sponsors.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers will receive free admission to select museums this weekend.
Bank of America's Museums on Us program gives free access more than 150 participating museums nationwide to its customers on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. This weekend, you can check out Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, African American Museum in Philadelphia, and Allentown Art Museum. You'll need a photo ID and a valid Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card to receive free admission. One free general admission ticket per cardholder. Check the days and hours of operation for your chosen museum. Beyond this weekend, upcoming Museum on Us weekends include Sept. 1-2 and Oct. 6-7. For a more information about Museums on Us, and complete list…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The International Spring Festival entertains thousands as representatives from countries around the world show off their style and culture
On a dismal, rainy afternoon, thousands of people flocked to North Penn High School on Saturday, to attend the 20th annual International Spring Festival. "There's a lot of people here. I heard the parking lot is packed full. That's a good indication that we have thousands of people here," said Tom Meyer, director of the Lansdale Public Library and coordinator of the International Spring Festival. That's an understatement, as some in attendance had to actually park across Valley Forge Road in the Weis shopping center. One such person, Amanda Kemp, along with her four-year-old son Tyler, walked briskly through the steady afternoon rain, from McDonalds to the main entrance of the high school. "We come out every year, but I've never had so …