Performers at The Myanmar New Year Water Festival prepare to dance in traditional costumes. Photo: Open Buffalo.
Taste of Diversity/Myanmar New Year Water Festival
Published June 29, 2013
The West Side of Buffalo was buzzing with activity Saturday, with two festivals running on Grant Street between Lafayette Avenue and Hampshire Street. On one end was the Myanmar New Year Water Festival, and the Lafayette end saw the Taste of Diversity festival at a new location in its 11th year.
Both festivals look to celebrate some of the rich cultural heritages during their events. The Myanmar festival is a traditional celebration with cultural dancing, traditional cuisine and dress.
The Taste of Diversity has become more of a tradition, beginning as a grassroots event developed by members of the community. Since 2003 the event has grown to include multiple dancers, musicians, artists, and some of the most delicious food.
Sharing a table with Buffalo Citybration and People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) Open Buffalo collected a number of new insights on when the city will become open. Take a look at some of the people we met and the ideas they shared.