Diversity once again took center stage at the 2012 AARP Multicultural Festival, recently held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The event was sponsored by the AARP Pennsylvania state office . Hundreds of people from the tri-state area attended the Multicultural Festival in celebration of the diversity and community life that is found throughout the Delaware Valley. This annual event brought together local residents and guests to celebrate a rich medley of cultures within the African American, Asian, and Hispanic-Latino communities.
" AARP is proud to be an association of relevance to America's growing 50+ multicultural populations," says Jim Palmquist, AARP Pennsylvania State President. Guests were encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and take part in AARP Pennsylvania’s 25 year anniversary. In honor of the AARP state office 25 th Anniversary, guests received exclusive access to "The American Experience," a self-guided exhibition at the National Constitution Center that tells the extraordinary story of our American heritage. “Our work reaches deep into member communities through support from dedicated volunteers and staff,” adds Palmquist.
The festivities continued with live performances from renowned talent such as Latin Fiesta, The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, as well as local dance performances from the Korean Dance Company and the Mutya Dance Company. M.C.’s for the evening included Claudia Gomez, Fox 29; DC Todd, WRNB; and Diego Castellanos, host of 6 ABC’s Puerto Rican Panorama.