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New Canaan Country School, Horizons Hold Culture and Collaboration Day

New Canaan Country School and Horizons will celebrate Culture and Collaboration Day Saturday.
New Canaan Country School and Horizons will celebrate Culture and Collaboration Day Saturday. Photo Credit: File photo

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan Country School and Horizons will celebrate Culture and Collaboration Day from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday on the school’s campus at 635 Frogtown Road, New Canaan.

An annual event that celebrates the school’s multiculturalism, this year’s Culture and Collaboration Day will focus on the school’s centennial. Through student and alumni voices, and interactive historical pavilions, the event will highlight significant cultural and world events, as well as NCCS and Horizons milestones through the decades leading up to the centennial. Several hundred members of the NCCS/Horizons community are expected to attend.

The day will begin with a panel discussion featuring NCCS and Horizons alumni speaking about their experiences of diversity and inclusion. A Chilean troupe and Horizons/NCCS students will perform dances. In addition, a letter from President Barack Obama commemorating the school’s centennial will be shared with attendees.

Attendees will also experience "Discover the Decades," where each decade will be represented at an interactive pavilion and will give a snapshot of historical events as well as NCCS and Horizons milestones that occurred at that time. Each pavilion will have an art, craft or other activity related to the decade for parents and children to experience. The event will end with a multicultural potluck luncheon.

In the event of heavy snow, the event will take place Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

New Canaan Country School is an independent day school serving children from beginners (preschool) through ninth grade from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Horizons Student Enrichment Program of New Canaan builds brighter futures for K-12 students from low-income families by creating year-round academic, artistic and athletic opportunities.

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