Baltimore's 9th Annual World Refugee Day Festival 2019
Date(s) - 06/15/2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Children Welcome! FREE!!
Creative Alliance | 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore 21224
Join us for a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates the immigrant and refugee communities that make up Baltimore’s diverse cultural landscape. Food, music, student art exhibitions, art vendors, piñata-making, face-painting, and other activities by various partnering refugee groups will be available.
12-2PM | Food, art, and family activities throughout Creative Alliance
2-3:30PM | Performances in the theater
2PM | Hope Choir of Nations, hosted by Asylee Women Enterprise, is a group of men and women from around the world who sing songs in English, French and local African languages.
2:30PM | Jóvenes en Acción, a group for teenagers interested in activating the community through dance.
3:10PM | Duo WAYTA, a pan-flute, charanga, and guitar multi-instrumental extravaganza interprets traditional Guatemalan songs through the lens of Central and South American folk traditions.
Students from the Refugee Youth Project perform traditional songs and dance from Myanmar and Nepal between our three headlining performances.
ART by local refugee artists provided by International Refugee Committee, Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) with Refugee Youth Project,
and Towson University with Youth Artists and Allies Taking Action in Society (YAAAS!)
Komité Ayiti – Haitian-inspired arts & crafts activities
Artesanas Mexicanas – piñata-making workshops
Regal Clothes — African head-wrap demonstrations
Mera Kitchen Collective – Eritrean cuisine
Queen of Sheba – Middle Eastern cuisine
Alejandra Martinez – Mexican cuisine
Regal Clothes – Craft clothing and accessories using traditional African fabrics.
Sughra Hussainy – local Baltimore visual artist originally from Afghanistan
Mervat al Ali — local Syrian artist selling crochet items
As well as tabling by our partners:
American Red Cross
House of Ruth, Maryland
International Refugee Committee
Asylee Women Enterprise
Be a part of the festival!
Opportunities to sponsor, volunteer, and vend!