A Carpathian Celebration


Sundays at Landmark presents: A Carpathian Celebration
February 19, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm

A Carpathian Celebration, the festival honoring the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a second year and is sponsored by Ethnic Dance Theatre and the Landmark Center.

Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.

New this year, participating performance groups include Eisner's Klezmorim, Orkestar Bez Ime, Szaszka Hungarian Band, and the Ethnic Dance Theatre, as well as returning groups, Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Dolina Polish Dancers, St. Paul Czech and Slovak Dancers, Lipa Slovak Dancers, Sumadija Serbian Dance Ensemble from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Ukrainian Village Band. Several dance ensembles will feature both their adult and children's dance groups.

 There is something for everyone with sights, sounds and tastes from 10 different cultures: Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ukrainian, Jewish, Romanian, Roma, and Serbian. Folk dance and folk music performances, dance lessons, puppet shows, folk tale re-enactments, films and cultural presentations will be scattered throughout the day, while vendors and artisans display their wares and their talents on the main floor.

A crafts area with various projects will be available to children, and everyone can have their picture taken in front of a backdrop of the Carpathian Mountains and download it for free from Facebook after the event. Regularly scheduled tours of a cultural display of authentic costumes will be led by Donald LaCourse, Artistic Director of Ethnic Dance Theatre. Additionally, the Honorary Consuls from the Czech Republic and Hungary will be represented with information tables about the represented cultures.

Landmark Center is accessible to those with impaired mobility.  Parking is available on street and in nearby Lawson, Science Museum and RiverCentre Ramps. For more information call 651.292.3063.

MSAB legacy
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support is provided by Ecolab and Travelers, as part of the Sundays at Landmark event series.