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The All Nations Parade Highlights Binghamton's Cultural Diversity

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The American Civic Association(ACA) hosted an All Nations Celebration and Parade on Saturday in collaboration with the City of Binghamton.

The ceremony getting underway at around 11 am as ACA Executive Director Marya Garcia was joined by local immigrants and local government leaders like Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.

After the opening speech, Mayor David joined young adults as well as the ACA's girl scouts in raising a flag at City Hall with the American Civic Association on it.

Following the flag raising, dozens walked from City Hall to the American Civic Association with residents carrying flags from their home countries as well as dressed in clothing that represented their cultural heritage.


Claudia Beebe, a Colombian American who moved to Binghamton nine years said, "Our home which is Binghamton is a mixed a place for everybody, Binghamton is a great place to meet other cultures and you can speak your language and feel the freedom, to be here in Binghamton and speak and learn every day from everybody is amazing".

Dozens marched in the parade on Saturday representing over 20 nationalities.

After the parade community members were invited back to the ACA on Front Street to enjoy music and food from a number of different cultures.