The Annual Ethnic Festival in New York, NY
This festival attracts a diverse crowd, made up of thousands of New Yorkers and people who travel to the festival from out of town annually. Those who seek out such festivals will find a culturally sound representation of minorities and a celebration of cultures from all over the world. Look forward to seeing musical artists take to the outdoor stage, guest speakers who have a message to spread, and enjoy some fine ethnic foods from local vendors. Anyone who wants to educate themselves further on any one culture, or to be open to appreciating many cultures, can find something to enjoy at this festival. There is art, music, speaking, getting to know people's stories and their struggles, and perhaps even learning more about your own personal cultural heritage.
For those who seek a casual, peaceful, educational, and diverse experience, this festival will likely suit your own tastes. There area has plenty of sights to see while you're in the area and a lot of eateries that have a wide cultural range as well, from Mediterranean to South African cuisine, there's something near the venue for everyone to enjoy during your stay in the area. If you're already local, then it's a great activity to enjoy on a day off.