The South Orangetown Central School District welcomes back the annual We The People festival this Saturday, April 30, 10AM-1PM, at South Orangetown Middle School! School district families will be hosting tables representing roughly 30 countries of heritage across four continents. Festivities will include cultural music, dance and martial arts performances.
We The People, a much-anticipated celebration of the diversity of our South Orangetown community, was launched by PTA members two decades ago. It was suspended for the past two years due to the pandemic.
“The SOCES and SOMS PTAs are so excited to bring back this beloved multicultural event!” said SOMS PTA President Liz Dudley. “We’ve been welcoming back our We The People veterans who have hosted tables in the past and engaging new families for this year’s event. And we can’t wait to have our community join us for a walk around the world.”
SOCES PTA President Andrea Kheocha-on agreed. “For as long as I’ve been involved with the PTA, We The People has been a standout annual event. It is a wonderful showcase of the diversity within our community. I love that it allows so many community members, students and district families to share about their culture and traditions to an audience that might not have had this exposure before. We are so happy to have this event back!”
This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations for the SOCSD Food Pantry to help our neighbors in need.