Minneapolis (July 17, 2018) – Today, Meet Minneapolis officially announced details for this year’s “Sister Cities Day” celebration, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Nicollet Island Pavilion. The afternoon of entertainment will honor the city’s global connections through music, dance and performing arts. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and includes make-your-own sundaes and refreshments, while supplies last.
Musicians and performers representing a half dozen of Minneapolis’ Sister Cities will provide entertainment, along with Songs of HopeTM, an international youth choir featuring performers from a dozen countries around the world. In addition to Songs of HopeTM, this year’s scheduled performers will be:
- Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo
- Taiko Arts Midwest Drumming Group Hongde Choy Li Fut Lion Dancers and Kung Fu Students
- Japanese Dancers from Ibaraki City, Japan
- Somali Museum Dance Troupe
- Twin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers
Details for the Minneapolis “Sister Cities Day” program and performance times can be found here.
“This will be our 11th annual Sister Cities Day, and we welcome families of all ages to join us for a fun and interactive afternoon,” stated Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant. “Through this event, we’re proud to help showcase the global connections and local cultural talent that adds to the vibrancy of our city and region.”
The Minneapolis Sister Cities program was established in 1961 with the signing of the first Sister City agreement between Minneapolis and Santiago, Chile. Today, it includes: Winnipeg, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Harbin, China; Kuopio, Finland; Tours, France; Najaf, Iraq; Ibaraki City, Japan; Eldoret, Kenya; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Novosibirsk, Russia; Bosaso, Somalia; and Uppsala, Sweden.
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