Marlboro Multicultural Day returns with food and fun post-pandemic
MARLBORO — After a pandemic hiatus, the township’s annual Multicultural Day returns on Sunday, Dec. 4, with performances starting at 1 p.m. and food tastings starting at 3 p.m.
“We are very happy and excited to do it again,” said Alice Ng, chair of the Marlboro Multicultural Day Committee.
Ng said that in the past, around 400 to 500 people have attended the event, which is free and open to everyone, including residents who live outside the township.
“We have a wide range of performance. They differ every year,” Ng said. “We try to include new artists and there are a lot of people who want to perform.”
Performances include classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam, Chinese yo-yo, Polish songs, Trinidadian soca dance and a tribute from the Boy Scouts, among others.
After the performances, gastronomic and cultural exhibitions will be set up in the cafeteria. They include food and culture from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Colombia, India, Russia, the United States and Japan, according to Ng.
The event will take place at Marlboro High School. It will be the 13th of the cantone Multicultural day.
“It’s a service to the community. We really try to show how diverse our culture is and celebrate it,” Ng said. “We are really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone in the city and bringing this event back as it grows in popularity every year.”
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Olivia Liu is a journalist covering transport, Red Bank and West Monmouth County. She can be contacted at [email protected].