On Friday, June 2nd, the staff of P.S. 279 The Herman Schreiber School, 1072 East 104th Street, hosted its 20th Multicultural Day celebration. The event brought together a world of people and cultures from tiny, obscure islands like Carriacou and Petite Martinique in the Grenadines to Morocco on the Continent of Africa.
The celebration of diversity was evident in the attire, music, dance and food. And if it’s true that a picture paints a thousand words, then the scores of colorful, hand-painted exhibits that were posted around the schoolyard told quite a story.
As Principal Lorenzo Chambers who traces his family back to Tobago, the sister isle of Trinidad, told the Canarsie Courier, “This represents the students who are in the building.”