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Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

It was a festive evening at Gotham Avenue School when students and families gathered to celebrate their different cultures at the school’s annual International Night on April 16.

The PTA event, which incorporated a variety of student performances at the direction of PTA vice president Richeda Cadet, featured a choreographed routine by the district’s Dazzlers; African, Asian, Caribbean and Latin fashions; DJ music; small group dances; musical selections performed by members of the district’s marching band and Principal Marshall Zucker; and a poem written and recited by fourth grader Michael Walker. A highlight of the evening was a special guest performance by moko jumbie stilt dancer KiahSolae Bernard.

In addition to the student performances, those in attendance listened to fun facts about different countries that make up the melting pot of Gotham Avenue School’s student population. After the show concluded, everyone enjoyed a wonderful feast of traditional ethnic foods donated by family members.

Photo Captions: 1. Members of the Elmont School District Marching Band, led by teacher Anthony Pino, kicked off International Night at Gotham Avenue School.

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

  1. Gotham Avenue School fourth grader Michael Walker recited a self-written poem on Black History at the event.

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

3. Gotham Avenue School student Ariana Lopez Salguero smiled proudly as she participated in one of the fashion shows at the event.

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

4. Gotham Avenue School students Isabella Bravo and Selvin Alvarez performed a choreographed dance. 5. Members of the Elmont School District Dazzlers gave a show-stopping performance.

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

5. Members of the Elmont School District Dazzlers gave a show-stopping performance. 

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night

 

  1. Gotham Avenue School students MarleeMai Cadet (left) and Rihanna Fisher(right) are pictured with moko jumbie stilt dancer KiahSolae Bernard

Culture celebrated at Gotham’s International Night