Ninth annual BryWorld Multicultural Festival draws 1,500 for food, art, games and more

Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to this year’s BryWorld Multicultural Festival, but Brywood Elementary parent and coordinator Vida Gotico was kind enough to share a few photos and a rundown of the popular event, which drew some 1,500 students, staff, parents and community members.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on May 3, the Brywood campus was transformed into an international festival of food-tasting, art, crafts and cultural performances, punctuated by the “Parade of Nations,” featuring students in traditional costumes.

Organized by Brywood’s PTA, the ninth annual event was “a way of opening the community’s minds to the beauty and treasures each culture has to offer,” Gotico said.

“Students from many and diversified cultures attend Brywood,” she said, “and the festival is a chance to experience all of them within their very own school.”

We’re told face-painting, a photo booth, a cake walk and teachers’ raffles were also part of the fun.

Photos courtesy of Vida Gotico