The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association
held one of its most popular events on the evening of Friday, January 22: International Family Fun Night. The evening was organized by Bonnie Nolan, the mother of Jimmy '12
and Billy '13
, as well as other WHPA members.
Members of the school community gathered in the AP Room to participate in a plethora of multi-cultural activities and performances. Greek dancers from a local Greek Orthodox church performed, as well as Indianica, a dance group from Edison, which demonstrated several Indian folk dances. Afro-Brazilian martial arts was performed by Capoeira, and Zawadi African dancers played the African drum, danced and demonstrated snake-dancing. ESL teacher and current parent, Kelley Choi, had her Korean Fan Dance group entertain the crowd as well. DJ Mike Fernandez form LMNOP Rocks was also a performer.
Several student groups also joined in the fun. The Singh family (Gursimran '18
) and friends performed an Indian folk dance, and Audrey Cheng '18
and friends led a Chinese Lion Dance. The evening concluded with a big Indian dance lesson instructed by Mega of NYC Bhangra Dance and Fitness.
A Chinese crafts table was managed by parents Lisa Cheng (Audrey '18
) and Wenqing Feng (Jack Kolbert '20
). There was also a table where guests could get Henna tattoos and another table featured a Dreidel game where children won jelly donuts and gold coins. Ean Plotkin, Middle School Latin teacher, ran his popular Latin Bingo game.
A delicious international buffet was served by members of the senior class, and Dipp'n Dots were also available for the tasting!
Valerie Raymonds, WHPA President, won the 50/50 raffle, and she donated her winnings to Direct Relief International (www.directrelief.org
), which will benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti.All photos were taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch