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Fair in Jackson Heights Seeks to Promote Toleration of Diversity 16 June , 2011

Individuals of all religions and backgrounds plan to come together on the weekend of June 25-26 for a fair in Jackson Heights to promote peace and understanding in the most diverse part of America’s most diverse county.

“This is our children’s future,” said Muhammad Rashid, one of the organizers of the event. “We have to live in complete harmony.”

To try to reach that goal, representatives from multiple business and religious organizations will hold the Interfaith Harmony and World Peace Fair and Festival on the open space at IS 145, at 33-34 79th St. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

At this fair, which was designed to become an annual event, stalls will be set up for groups to explain who they are and what they do, and visitors can take part in multiple activities. June 25 will feature food, music and dance from multiple countries, yoga, martial arts, an enrichment program for children, a presentation on health issues and art displays. The next day will be a combination sports and picnic day, with physical activities such as soccer, rope pulling, cricket and musical chairs.

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