Come one, come all to the annual On My Block Party at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13 on the Quad. This event will be a celebration of the cultural diversity within the SNHU community through international food, activities, music, performances, raffle prizes and more.

Students can expect to experience different types of authentic cultural foods from around the area. There will be dishes from restaurants such as U.S.A Chicken, Café Momo, Royal India and a specially catered order from Yummy Somali Food.

Along with the diverse food selection, there will be plenty of activities for all. Custom coasters were designed to honor New Hampshire that are waiting to be personalized. There will be a Henna activity that offers students the opportunity to learn more about cultures that use Henna and to experience the process for themselves. Lastly, there will be an Arabic calligraphy station for individuals to learn more about the language and writing.

Students will be able to commemorate this event by designing a quilt square at one of the tables on the Quad with Christine Keenan, the innovation lab coordinator. The decorated squares will be sewn together in unity and displayed for years to come.

The event will also feature a variety of selfie walls where The Office of Residence Life will be there to assist students and get them their best selfie. Students will also be able to enter a contest by posting a picture from the event on social media and use the hashtag #OMBP2019 in their caption.

Immediately following the On My Block Party there will be a Global Dance Party in the Last Chapter Pub until midnight. There will be international music, dancing, snacks and a special appearance from DJ Jen.

This event is brought to you by the following offices: The International Student Services Office, Office of Diversity Programs, The Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Involvement and The Deborah L. Coffin Women’s Center.

Special thanks to the Penmen Press, RadioSNHU, International Student Association, Phi Omega Psi and the Chinese Student Association for co-sponsoring.

Maddie Covino
Maddie Covino is the Editor in Chief of the Penmen Press. This is her third year on Press, previously she has served as the Community Relations Manager, Staff Representative and Events Coordinator for the organization. She is currently a junior with a double major in Communication and Sociology. She works a position she loves with the International Student Services office at SNHU. Maddie is also a second-year RA on campus who enjoys working with others in her community and loves meeting new people!