The city of Mercer Island’s mascot, Leap, sings with The Tarantellas Italian Strolling Duo at Family Night on May 18. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

The city of Mercer Island’s mascot, Leap, sings with The Tarantellas Italian Strolling Duo at Family Night on May 18. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Islanders learn about different cultures at Family Night

The event, themed ‘Around the World,’ was sponsored by the city of Mercer Island.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:30am
  • News

More than 300 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for “Family Night: Around the World” on May 18.

The event included cultural booths from around the globe, performances by local Tai Chi and Naginata groups, The Tarantellas Italian Strolling Duo, travel themed crafts, an international treat station tasting and more.

Families were invited to take a photo and make a “passport” to travel the world and enjoyed visiting booths to learn about other cultures, sampling snacks and beverages such as lemonade with Lebanese rose water, making a community globe from handprints, playing games from other countries and watching various performances.

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation hopes to host more events like this in the future, and thanks everyone who participated in this fun and education event.

More than 300 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for “Family Night: Around the World” on May 18. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

More than 300 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for “Family Night: Around the World” on May 18. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s recent Family Night featured performances by local Tai Chi and Naginata groups. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s recent Family Night featured performances by local Tai Chi and Naginata groups. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

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