Talents, culinary feasts, music, and traditions of two vibrant and historical peoples will come together this fall for a unique event. The 1st Annual Korean Armenian Festival is slated to take place on Saturday September 15 through Sunday September 16, 2012. The two day affair will take place at Crescenta Valley Park and promises to be a fun filled day for families and children of all ages.
“The festival will symbolize a day of harmony and celebration of cultures,” stated James Pak, member of the Korean-American Federation of North Los Angeles. “It will also symbolize the significance of intercultural engagement which is so essential to our society today. We hope that the community-at-large joins us in September for this special festivity.”
In hopes to advance growing cultural ties between the Korean American and Armenian American communities, a group of creative and enthusiastic individuals have come together to plan the first ever joint cultural event. The Festival committee is comprised of members from both the Armenian and Korean communities, many of whom are veteran event planners with years of experience in organizing fairs, festivals, dances, fundraisers and extraordinary cultural events.
“We have an exciting day planned for our community to enjoy,” said Arick Gevorkian, member of the Crescenta Valley Armenian Community & Youth Center. “There will be choir and dance performances, games and rides for young children, and barbeque competitions.”
The Korean Armenian Festival is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department Parks & Recreation 5th Supervisorial District, Supervisor Michael Antonovich. It is also supported by local businesses, the Crescenta Valley Town Council, and various non-profit organizations. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Crescenta Valley Town Council Scholars.