First-Ever Multicultural Festival Comes To GN Plaza

Katya’s School of Dance
Katya’s School of Dance

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza will be holding the first-ever Multicultural Fest on Sunday, June 26, from noon to 10 p.m.

The Klezical Tradition
The Klezical Tradition


The free, lively, family-friendly event, which will be held on Middle Neck Road between Grace Avenue and Maple Drive, will celebrate Great Neck’s diversity through dining, games, rides and live entertainment. Traffic will be diverted around this section of Middle Neck Road starting at 11 a.m.

Nine Et Cetera
Nine Et Cetera

“The diversity of cultures found in our region is, to a large extent, what makes Great Neck such a wonderful place to live,” said Ron Edelson, Great Neck Plaza BID executive director. “The Multicultural Fest, our very first, gives us a chance to celebrate this diversity and gives families a fun, cost-effective way to have a memorable day.”

MulticulturalFest_061516.DFeatured entertainment includes the Asian-American Circle of Unity, performing Asian music and ceremonial dance, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Katya’s School of Dance performing from 3 to 5 p.m.; Nina Et Cetera, regionally acclaimed for its unique covers of music spanning five decades, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and The Klezical Tradition, performing traditional and modern klezmer music, from 8 to 10 p.m.



Fun activities, such as bounce houses; Akbar the Caricaturist; Paulette Elkind, a noted face painter; and a Chinese name writer, will be available for free on a first-come first-served basis from 1 to 6 p.m. for children of all ages. Many plaza dining establishments will also be participating, including Chez Karma, Gino’s, Muzi, Burger Village and Häagen-Dazs.

To learn more about the Great Neck Plaza BID, whose mission is to foster and promote a positive and vital business community, visit, or call 516-829-1301.

To read more about the Asian-American Circle of Unity, click here.

Read about the Sidewalk Sale here.

To see pictures from the Multicultural Festival, click here.

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