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Visegrad Group PDX

International Children’s Day

Brentwood Darlington Community Center
7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97206
1:30PM to 5:00PM
JUNE 1st, 2014

Please join us to celebrate children from around the World and to honor the diverse cultures that exist and thrive in Portland area. The International Children’s Day will offer a rich intercultural program created and performed by children and with children.

 

Performances         by Visegrad Group PDX Children’s Choir, Portland Revels, Children’s Choir, Do Jump!
                                 and Tears of Joy

Arts & Crafts          Cardboard Ginger Bread by Sophie Scholl Schule,Friendship Seeds planting, flag
                                making, canvas painting and games

And more                Fire TruckVisit, raffle tickets, delicious European food, international café pastries,
                                 family friendly atmosphere

 
Free admission, donations welcome
 

 

Visegrad Group PDX is an independent association of Czech, Hungarian and Polish Saturday schools working together to promote central European cultures in Portland metro area.

With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of  mutual support of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies. Our diverse cultures coming together under one roof support an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding in our community. We higlight educational opportunities for youth and adults alike.

Visegrad Group PDX are:

Czech School of Portland, Polish Cultural Enrichment Program, Bobita Hungarian Language School, Polish-American IQPreschool

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

  • Singing with Portland Revels

Dec 8th and 14th at Scottish Rite Center Theater, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland

Read about our collaboration and see photos from the event on Portland Revels blog

  • Visegrad  Group PDX Festival

From 1pm-7pm
Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, Oregon
November 9, 2013

 

We celebrate the 95th anniversary of a new era for the Czech, Polish and Hungarian nations. We share our traditions, history, arts & crafts, as well as national food with our neighbors in Portland. This first annual Visegrad Group PDX Festival will celebrate the heritage of our communities within Multnomah County offering an educational opportunity for neighbors and friends.

 

Festival will offer

 

·      rich intercultural program

·      historical overview

·      live music by Harold Cafourek & Alfred Novacek

·      Chervona Band

·      Agnieszka Laska Dancers

·      D.J. Andrzej Nizinski

·      ethnic arts & crafts

·      delicious European food and drinks

·      family friendly atmosphere

·      no admission fee

 

Purpose

 

To integrate Czech, Polish and Hungarian cultures into the broader community while providing access to the rich heritage and history of these nations to Multnomah County residents. With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of mutual support of Poland, former Czechoslovakia, and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies.

 

Our Belief

 

We believe that the educational process begins at the early ages. The Saturday Schools of Portland motivate and encourage kids to explore their origins, feel proud of their heritage and celebrate their home in Multnomah County. They are proud to take an active role in fostering stronger bilingual communities in the Portland metro area. This festival is an extension of our schools’ missions to educate, motivate and inspire Czech, Polish and Hungarian youth while establishing connections between our communities and neighbors.

 

Organized by:          

Czech School of Portland
Polish Cultural Enrichment Program in collaboration with IQPreschool
Bobita Hungarian Language School

and Polish Library Building Association

Sponsored by:

Grandpa’s Café
Polish Festival
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Agnieszka Laska Dancers
Tábor Restaurant
Taste of Hungary
KBOO Community Radio
HSI Security Systems, Inc.
New Seasons Market
Longbottom Coffee and Tea, Inc.

Pictures from the festival: http://czechschoolportland.org/node/169

Our first common event was the Junior Rose Parade in Portland in June 2013: http://czechschoolportland.org/sites/default/files/downloads/Junior%20Ro...