International Cultural Evening
November 19, 2014 6:00 PM
An International Cultural Evening featuring energetic dance troupes, vibrant musical performances and tasty delicacies from different regions around the world will turn the NPC Ballroom into a multi-cultural showcase from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.
“This program will highlight our immense cultural diversity and will serve to underscore what we have proudly called the international year at the National Press Club,” said NPC president Myron Belkind. “On November 19, the National Press Club will be where international culture happens!”
Guests are encouraged to wear attire representing their countries of origin or regular business dress.
The evening will open as guests arrive with the traditional Indian “tilak” welcome, a henna artist who will decorate the hands of guests to symbolize good luck, joy and beauty and a Russian classical violinist to serenade everyone in the lead-up to the formal program.
The cultural performances will feature the time-honored Chinese Lion Dance, traditional Punjabi folk dances, energetic steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago, a graceful Asian Dance, the lively South American Bachata Congress and spirited Ethiopian musicians and dancers.
South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool will receive the NPC President’s Award to recognize his lifetime of achievements, focusing on how the National Press Club has worked closely with him, starting with the South African Night honoring Nelson Mandela in 2012.
The program will conclude with a reception with international delicacies such as Malaysian satays and two crèpe stations with sweet and savoury fillings.
South African wines will be served.
Admission to this event will be $35, $25 for NPC members.
Early bookings are recommended as the event is expected to sell out.
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