Week Two of Rhode Island Heritage Month’s Virtual Celebration Premieres Tomorrow!

On Saturday, September 11th at 7 pm RIHPHC premieres week two of RI Heritage Month’s Virtual Celebration on YouTube ! This family-friendly virtual event invites you to hear the sounds and feel the rhythms from different cultures.


We will feature the phenomenal Odaiko New England Japanese drummers, share a beautifully illustrated story created by Silvermoon Mars LaRose, and teach you a Dance BFF Bollywood dance routine!

Week Two Features:

* Governor Daniel McKee (Welcome Message)

* Jeffrey Emidy, RIHPHC Interim Executive Director 

* Kobi Dennis, Virtual Celebration Host

* Ashley Soto (Singing the National Anthem in Spanish)

* Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea

* Gaspee Days Committee 

* Odaiko New England (Drum Performance)

* Puerto Rican Institute of Arts and Advocacy Inc.

* Seoyon Kim (Korean Harpist)

* Juneteenth RI

* SilverMoon Mars LeRose – Tomaquag Museum

* Venezuela In Rhode Island (Plantain Tostones)

* Dance Bff (Bollywood Dance Demonstration)

During this four-week celebration, we are bringing you:

20   performances

9   educational presentations 

4  cooking demonstrations

4 storytelling presentations

3   dance demonstrations  

  2   craft demonstrations 


Join us EVERY Saturday in September on our  YouTube channel  for another 60-minute virtual celebration of “Heritage Highlights” from different cultural performance groups, heritage organizations, and hands-on activities like cooking and dance demonstrations.

Next week, on Saturday, September 18th, we will feature a spectacular ASL performance by students from the RI School for the Deaf, learn about the St. Andrew’s Society of RI, meditate, and cook bratwurst!