Nashua to Host Multicultural Festival This Saturday

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NASHUA, NH – The Nashua Mayor’s Office and a committee comprised of community members are preparing to put on the Nashua Multicultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The free event, which will be held in the cafeteria of Elm Street Middle School from 12-4 p.m., will feature multicultural food, art, artisans, dance and more. Free samples of foods from a variety of countries will be provided (first come, first served).

The Nashua Multicultural Festival is part of Nashua’s celebration of Welcoming Week, an annual series of events where communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess said he’s looking forward to offering this free event to the community. “As the most-inclusive city in New Hampshire, Nashua has residents who represent many different cultures; this event is an opportunity to celebrate them,” Mayor Donchess said.

In September 2016, the City of Nashua adopted legislation to officially become a Welcoming City. Since then, the city and community partners have worked hard to incorporate welcoming initiatives into the daily life of the community. This event is also an opportunity to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Nashua becoming a Welcoming City.

Free Nashua Transit System service to the event will be available at the Nashua Transit Center, located behind Nashua City Hall on Elm Street, for those who would like to park for free in the Elm Street Garage. Passengers only need to say they’re attending the Nashua Multicultural Festival when they board the bus.

The Nashua Multicultural Festival Planning Committee reached out to local organizations, which provided sponsorships to pay for the event. Each participating restaurant will receive a $100 stipend toward the cost of its ingredients. The event’s Platinum Sponsors are The Nashua Telegraph and Nashua Community College. The Gold Sponsors are United Way of Greater Nashua, YMCA of Greater Nashua, One Greater Nashua, Ascentria Care Alliance and AFT-NH.

For More Information

Visit the Multicultural Festival Website at: www.nashuanh.gov/1237/Nashua-Multicultural-Festival

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