Students & Families

GLP strives to provide language and cultural resources to students and families in the New York City community through our monthly Students & Families newsletter.

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Community Events

August 20th
India Day Parade
Head to Madison Ave on August 20th for the 37th annual New York India Day Parade—the largest India Day parade outside of, well, India. Featuring an Indian food court and extensive cultural programming.

August 5th-6th
Totally Tots Studio – Stories and Art of Senegal
Head to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a weekend celebrating Senegalese art and culture! Create colorful artwork inspired by Senegalese artists, explore the museum’s touchable collection of West African art, and learn all about Senegalese dance, rhythm, and song.

August 12th-13th
The 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
The Dragon Boat Festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America, and  attendees may partake in traditional Chinese food and performances in addition to watching the races. 15+ artists will be demonstrating traditional Chinese crafts, including calligraphy, rice doll making, bead stringing, and kite making! Children will be able to make their own crafts.

Language Activities at Home

Mandarin
If you’re taking a trip to the zoo this month, make sure to bring this fun fortune teller printable to help you remember the names of all the animals you see in Mandarin Chinese! Featuring cháng jǐng lù 长颈鹿 (giraffe) bān mǎ 斑马 (zebra), and more!

Spanish
Did you know that toes are called los dedos de los pies in Spanish? Learn how to say the names of all the different Spanish body parts with this video!

Arabic
Make sure to eat your fresh veggies while they’re in season this summer, and sing about them while you do with this catchy tune that features خيار khiar (cucumber), فلفل أخضر faliful akhdar (green peppper), باذنجان badhnjan (eggplants), and more!

This June, we were at the NYC Multicultural Festival making crafts!

 

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