by Nicole Wines
On Sunday, February 25, Raíces Cultural Center participated in the 5th annual Park Partners Grant Competition. We had submitted a proposal for the Culture & Diversity category to expand our Raíces Roots Music Concert Series which will launch in 2018. Having already secured a Program Grant from the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage to launch the concert series, the Park Partners grant will help us add to the series for a total of six planned concerts in 2018.
With this series, we hope to bridge cultures through music and provide opportunities for performers from the rich diversity of cultures that live in our community to share their art, music and traditions. Thanks to the support of our neighbors and community members and those who shared our vision for celebrating, sharing and preserving culture and diversity in our community, Raíces Cultural Center will be able to make this concert series grow.
Earlier this week, the Borough made its official announcement of all the Park Partners grants awarded for 2018 which you can view here:
Raíces Cultural Center would like to thank the Borough of Highland Park for providing this opportunity to us and all of the community groups who participated. We also wish to thank the residents who came out to vote in support of this and other wonderful community projects. An extra special thank you goes out to all of the Raíces Cultural Center supporters and crew members who helped share and spread the word about the grant competition and voting details. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this cultural program to our community, and look forward to seeing you all at the concerts. Thank you to everyone who helped make this dream a reality!
A concert schedule will be announced by the beginning of April. Please subscribe to the Raíces email list in the sidebar to have the information delivered directly to your inbox or continue to check back on our Raíces Program Calendar for details. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with the Highland Park community and the Borough of Highland Park to create and provide additional programs, projects and services with our cultural, historic and ecological initiatives.