Growing Palestine's Annual Heritage Picnic

For 3 years in a row, hundreds of Arab Americans and allies gather at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, Virgina to attend our annual heritage picnic. Our annual picnic has become a much-anticipated event in the Arab community of the DMV. We are so pleased to see to see that attendance growing from year to year. Members of the community often come with friends and family, eager to share their culture with those they love.

For an organization that believes in the importance of honoring the Palestinian agrarian heritage, a picnic is a great way to make that belief visible: it brings the community together in the act of sharing food, listening to familiar tunes, and celebrating the earth’s bounty through dance. Remember to keep your eyes and ears open for the next picnic!