Cohoes City School District


CHS International Club welcomes you to dinner

Kid-friendly potluck and multicultural fair celebrates diversity through music, arts

The Cohoes High School International Club is hosting a Multicultural Fair on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at Cohoes High School.

The fair will feature various demonstrations of Indian sitar music, Irish clog dancing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu martial arts. There will be face painting, Mardi Gras mask painting, make-your-own ice cream sundaes and many fun activities for kids.

The cultural celebration includes a potluck dinner in the high school cafeteria from 4-6 p.m. The International Club seeks donations of ethnic dishes for the potlock. Attendees are encouraged to sign up to bring a dish to share, click here.

International club students’ research on various countries and cultures throughout the world will also be on display.Multicultural Fair Decorative Image


Multicultural event demonstrations

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brian Beaury is a nine time Grapplers Quest Advanced Division Champion; 17 time NAGA Expert Division Champion; Montreal Open first place; Boston Open first place; No Gi Pan Am Silver Medal; Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials Champion; World Championship Grappling Black Belt Absolute Division Champion; and New York Submission Series Expert Champion.

Indian Sitar Music
Veena Chandra is an internationally-renowned sitarist, composer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham (celebrating 27 years), where she teaches Indian classical music. She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College since 1990, where she teaches sitar in the Music Department.

Irish Clog Dancing
The Hill Country Cloggers
teach clogging in Hoosick Falls and Brunswick. The group members range in age from seven to 90 years old. This group of men and women with very fast moving feet has performed all over the Capital District at County Fairs, nursing homes and more.

The Multicultural Fair and Potluck is open to the public. All members of the Cohoes community are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Amy Frost, French Teacher and International Club advisor: