2015 Cultural Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza


This weekend, one of my favorite summmer event series kicks off, the Cultural Heritage Celebrations. Specific weekends through out the summer, heritage festivals are held celebrating different cultural groups from the Westchester area. Food, Drink, and Music are enjoyed by natives and those looking to expand their knowledge of the culture. I’ve been to a few of them over the years and they are always a fun experience!

Here are this years heritages and dates:

  • Asian Heritage Festival, May 30, noon – 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Albanian Heritage Festival, May 31, noon – 7 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • African American Heritage Festival, June 28, noon – 7 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Irish Heritage Festival, June 28, noon – 6 p.m., Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
  • Polish Heritage Festival, July 12, noon – 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival, July 19, noon – 7 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Italian Heritage Festival, July 26, noon – 7 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Heritage of India Festival, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Jewish Music & Arts Festival, Aug. 16, Noon – 6 p.m., Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Festivals are held rain or shine, and I highly recommend bringing a blanket or portable chair to sit out on the lawn by the damn. I’ve been to a few of them over the years and they are always a fun experience!

Doc, The Wizard, and I at the Italian Cultural Festival in 1997
Doc, The Wizard, and I at the Italian Cultural Festival in 1997

 

Please note, the Irish Heritage Festical is held at Ridge Road Park, and not at the dam for those interested in learning more about the Irish Culture. (Keep a look out for Irish Kat, she may be living it up with her people!)

 

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4 thoughts on “2015 Cultural Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza”

  1. Went to the polish day today after many yrs and very little polish feeling there.Besides, the food …no dancers ..a rock band instead of polish music and lots of regular jewelry, and tents for chripracters,astorinoetc. Who organized this ?? Used to be much more ethnic !!

    1. Oh that’s so disappointing to hear! I understand chiropractors and such wanting to leverage the opportunity to meet potential clients, but honestly, when they out number the cultural aspects of the event, what’s the point. How disappointing!

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