Over 25 years ago, The New School organized its very first International Night event. The purpose was to celebrate the variety, complexity, and uniqueness of cultures from all over the world. This purpose has grown to encompass peace curriculum topics and continues to promote tolerance, cultural sensitivity, and acceptance of individual differences. In celebrating these cultures, our children recognize and develop an appreciation not only for the geographical and cultural characteristics of other countries, but also for the diversity and similarities that we all share.
Each year the students, teachers, and volunteers go above and beyond to transform their classrooms into showcases celebrating the countries they have been studying all year. This year you are being invited to visit India, Germany, Egypt, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Argentina! You will have the chance to taste traditional food, enjoy presentations, explore artifacts and students’ research, and listen to music representative of each country.
Special Presentations for 2012 International Night
Our International Night celebration took place on March 8th this year. It was a huge success with a record attendance!
- Mexico – Mexican dance & Pinada Party
- France – Mime performance
- UK – May Pole, Morris Dancing, & special visitors
- Argentina – Traditional song & tango performance
- Germany – Brother’s Grimm Storytelling
- Egypt – Research presentations & picture taking with a mummy!
- India – Traditional Indian dancing
Come back soon for pictures from our 2012 International Night!