May 11, 2016 By Michael Florio
A leading Astoria community organization will be hosting its second annual International Cultural Fest this month.
The free festival, which is hosted by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, will feature cultural performances representing nine different nationalities.
Each group will perform songs and dances from a foreign land. The event takes place on the Astoria Park Great Lawn at 1:30 p.m. on May 21st.
Performers include Ballet Los Pampas, McManus School of Irish Dance, Korean Traditional Music and Dance Center and the Croatian Franciscan Fathers Youth Club.
The groups represent Argentina, Bosnia, Croatia, Ecuador, Greece, India, Ireland, Jamaica and Korea.
This year’s event will also feature balloons and face painting. Attendees are advised to bring a blanket or a chair.
The event is made possible through funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Councilman Costa Constantinides.
A rain date has been scheduled for Sunday, May 22.