WorldFest

worldfest

Looking for a great opportunity to showcase your culture in front of crowds of people this spring? Then why not apply to be a participant at this year's WorldFest?

WorldFest is a multi-cultural festival celebrating diversity through food, art, music and dance. This annual celebration is put together by the YMCA International Learning Center's Leadership Team and Social Capital Inc

This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19th from 2-5pm on the front lawn of the Woburn Public Library (45 Pleasant St.). 

If you would like to perform or have a table at this year's festival, then apply TODAY! Applications are now due by April 9th, 2013. (See attachments below).

Want to share a piece of your culture through music or dance? SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center are currently looking for people or groups who would be interested in volunteering to do a 15-30 minute performance at WorldFest on Sunday, May 19th from 2-5PM.

WorldFest is all about celebrating diversity in the community, and putting on a great festival for the whole family to enjoy! If you would like to be a part of this fun and welcoming celebration, while showcasing your culture through music or dance, then apply to be one of our performers this year!

If you would like to volunteer as a performer, please fill out the application form attached below. If you would like more information, please contact Candice McLaughlin at (781) 935-2244 or cmclaughlin@socialcapitalinc.org.

WorldFest Steering Committee Meeting

From date: 
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 7:00pm

Help SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center plan for WorldFest 2013, an annual multi-cultural festival in Woburn celebrating diversity in the community through food, art, music and dance! 

To find out how you can help, come to one of our monthly committee meetings on Tuesday's from 7-8pm.

For more information, click here.

Photo from WorldFest 2012

If you're from the Woburn area, you have most likely seen, heard of, or attended WorldFest. It is a celebration of diversity put together each spring by SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center.

The festival is held in front of the Woburn Public Library and is a highly successful event. This year it will take place on Sunday, May 19th from 2-5pm.

WorldFest allows individuals to showcase their different cultures and heritage through art, music, food, and dance.

Students who are a part of the Leadership Team at the International Learning Center (ILC) have been the primary group putting this celebration together in recent years. The students on the Leadership Team are adult English language learners.

This year we are recruiting a volunteer Steering Committee of community members interested in working with the ILC student leaders to make the event even more successful in 2013. We would like to see more people in the community involved with this event and sharing their creative input. 

The next Steering Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 7pm to 8pm at the United Methodist Church (523 Main Street, Woburn, MA).

WorldFest Steering Committee Meeting

From date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:00pm
worldfest logo

Help SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center plan for WorldFest 2013, an annual multi-cultural festival in Woburn celebrating diversity in the community through food, art, music and dance! 

To find out how you can help, come to one of our monthly committee meetings on Tuesday's from 7-8pm.

For more information, click here.

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad? You can explore the world right here in Woburn!  The YMCA International Learning Center (ILC) and SCI Woburn are working together to bring you WorldFest Woburn.  On Sunday, May 22, from 1-4 p.m., visitors to WorldFest will find international food, crafts, music, dance, art, traditional dress, children's activities, and more.  This outdoor festival will be held in Woburn center, and admission is free.  Some food and craft items will be available for purchase.  For more information, email wfw AT SCIWoburn.org or call 781.935.6499.

Horn Pond is our First Choice for the SCS, but we have the option of using Citizens Park. The meetings that David Crowley had with the WRA and the Conservation Commission went well, thanks go to Don and Fel for their assistance.

Dates that are taken:

June 20: Iyeoka Okoawo & The Funk Tribe
August 8: Austin Torpedoes
August 22: O'hAnleigh

Prospective Performers:

July 11: Beat Soup (Update! Pam has contacted, and they are excited to perform on the 11th.)
July 25: Bedford Big Band (Non-profit band, will do the SCS for the money), Boston City Band (Non-profit band, got a grant to do the SCS) [The Boston City Band has a MySpace page here: http://www.myspace.com/bostoncitybandinc and samples of the Bedford Big Band can be heard here: http://www.bedfordbigband.com/cd.htm We should listen to some music from these bands soon so that we can make a decision about who we like before the next meeting.]

The contacting of past sponsors is in progress, and as of now one past sponsor has signed on to sponsor this year.

We are working to contact past sponsors and participants for the WorldFest, and have had interest already from 8 Martial Arts for Health in Woburn center.

I will update again soon, as things progress.

~Andrew