9/23/2011 - Hamden's 5th Annual Mulitcultural Festival is October 1st

 Please click HERE for Multicultural Festival Flyer

Hamden’s 5th Annual Multicultural Festival, presented by P.L.A.C.E. Multicultural Children’s Museum & Creative Arts Center


Saturday, October 1, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Town Center Park, Hamden

2783 Dixwell Avenue

(Rain Place:  Hamden Middle School)


To benefit: The Community, P.L.A.C.E. Children’s Museum Construction, P.L.A.C.E. Art Programs & Outreach Programs.

Festival Activities Include:  Multicultural Performances, Kids Art Workshops, Food, Moonbounce, Facepainting, Therapeutic Ponies, Craft and Vendor Booths & More!

Sponsored by:  P.L.A.C.E.,The Town of Hamden, Leipold Foundation, Rollins Orthodontics, Quinnipiac University, First Niagara Bank, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Creative Planet Workshop & Studio, LLC

Vendors & Exhibitors: Space Still Available

For more information contact: Debbie Chavoya at (203) 288-8600 or debbie@placechildrensmuseum.org

Performers Include:

Yale Jashan Bhangra
Yale Konjo! African Dance Troupe
Multicultural Fashion Show
Raiza Raps
Brazilian Duo
Musical Folk
Bodyworks Fitness Demo
Hamden High Salsa Club
Hashim Allah - Hip Hop
Lady Dragon Step Team
Hamden High Color Guard & Cheerleaders

Little Warriors Yoga

Food Vendors Include:

Caseus Cheese Truck

Dinuzzo’s Brick Oven Pizza

Emerald Bakery

Exhibitors Include:
Naugatuck Savings Bank
Multicultural Leadership Institute
Reinaldo Cruz, Wood Carvings
Highwood Square Artist Housing
Mothers & More
ChildCare CT

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Randi Designs – Henna

ASC – Artist Supporting Community

Creative Planet Workshop & Studio

Play with Grace

Cultural Centers Include:
Turkish Cultural Center

Quinnipiac University, Asian and Pacific Club

Quinnipiac University, Black Student Union


On Saturday, October 1, 2011, in collaboration with the Town of Hamden,  P.L.A.C.E. (Partnerships in Learning & Creative Exploration Inc.) presents it’s 5th Annual Multicultural Festival to benefit the final phase of construction for Hamden’s new multicultural children’s museum & creative arts center. The historical Rectory School Barn, located at Town Center Park in Hamden, will be the new home for P.L.A.C.E.!


The museum will bring families and community together to explore cultures from around the world by providing interactive exhibits, a two & a half story climber for physical play, film, media & theater productions, and an art & design studio. The museum is in it’s final phase of construction with an on-going capital campaign to raise $300,000 and is slated to open June 2012.


To learn more, donate, volunteer or for information about current programs, visit www.placechildrensmuseum.org or call Debbie Chavoya at the P.L.A.C.E. Art Studio (203) 288-8600.