Color silhouettes representing people from different backgrounds.

2022 Multicultural Gala

Live, Love, Laugh - Celebrate Diversity

A celebration of diversity with food, dance and more.

Sponsored by: Auxiliary Service Corporation and Student Government Association

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Campus Center Ballroom

Come and enjoy dancing, singing, poetry, and multicultural food.
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Event Program

Master of Ceremonies: Christine Larkin and Aeon Blake

Opening Remarks

  • Multicultural Committee Chair

Trumpet Performance

  • National Anthem by Mr. David Nicosia


  • Dr. John S. Nader, President

Keynote Speaker

Nahjae Nunes, a Jamaican native, is an international award-winning youth activist, speaker, and emerging global leader also currently serving as the Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations (UN).

Nahjae has worked with many Non-Governmental Organizations and Member states to establish the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent within the General Assembly; has executed global campaigns, each impacting tens of thousands of young people, focused on the centrality of youth to the creation and sustenance of meaningful change.

Nahjae Nunes, scholar, activist and dreamer.


  • Leslie Rodriguez, “Por Mi Timidez” by Antony Santos, Dance 
  • Esther Sherry, “White Rabbit,” Poem 
  • Destini Buchanan, “Where I’m from,” Poem
  • Guadalupe Pedraza & Blaise Coppola, “Tacos Mexicanos de Bistec,” Video Presentation
  • Jonathan Goldstein, “Huddled Masses,” Song
  • Wayne Krush, “Helen Spainer: Painter, Pianist, Grandmother,” Presentation
  • Aida Sy, “Tulsa: The Black Wall Street,” Presentation
  • Aeon Blake, "Dirt Bounce," "Flair is in the air," Dance
  • St. Johns Hellenic dancers of Blue Point, Traditional Greek Dancing 

Display Tables

  • Bonsai Society of Greater New York, Inc.
  • "Doves for Peace" organized by the Modern Languages Department
  • Farmingdale Village Cultural Arts Committee
  • TRIO Artists

For more information about the Gala, please visit

April 13, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus Center Ballroom

Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Last Modified 5/4/22