On December 17th, 2014, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, the BFHS Parent Teacher Association, in conjunction with the BFHS Student Leadership group and the BFHS Social Studies Department, hosted a BFHS CELEBRATION OF CULTURES!
Brooklyn Frontiers High School was excited to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures represented throughout our school community. During the Celebration, students, parents, and staff had an opportunity to teach others about the cultures that are important to them. Each parent/student/staff that signed up received a table, and each table was a celebration of their culture! Tables were covered with finger foods!, flags!, memories!, maps!, pictures!, traditional objects!, information!, music!, everything!
Cultures represented included: Haitian Culture, Ghanaian/African Culture, Puerto Rican Culture, the Culture of the Dominican Republics, Guyanese Culture, Trinidadian Culture, Jamaican Culture, Jewish-American Culture, Italian-American Culture, Israeli Culture, and Mexican Culture, Brazilian Culture, and Rastafarian Culture. There was dancing, loads of amazing food, and even a Capoeira performance by Omulu Capoeira! The gym was decorated with all the flags of the world.
We’ve never seen so many people in our gym! Probably over 120 people attended! Each person who came in got a passport and, if they got stamps from all the tables, they were entered into a raffle at the end of the night. The feeling in the room was one of a big family of proud human beings, celebrating and loving what makes us different, and celebrating and loving what makes us all the same!
We all truly learned about the diverse, deep, and amazing cultures that come together to make up our community here at BFHS! One love!