UTICA – The whole world fit into the Alumni Center at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica on Wednesday.
The International Festival is held every year and it brings together different cultures and ethnicities. The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, the Peace Corps, the American Red Cross and other service organizations were on hand, and there was also music and a fasion show.
Organizers say the event is great for immigrants, but also for American-born students who want to learn more about their roots.
“Utica is so diverse. I love driving down Mohawk Street and you can see so many different ethnicities just in driving down the street and what they’re are wearing,” said Maimun Kahn, an organizer for the event. “That is just part of it. There are so many people coming in, but also not just the ones coming from there, but people like me. It’s my parents that did the immigration.”
About 300 students packed into the Alumni Center for this year’s event.