Celebrate Polynesian culture with dancing, food, and art at Temecula Valley Museum’s Second Saturdays


TEMECULA ─ May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Temecula Valley Museum will celebrate Polynesian culture as part of the monthly cultural program at Second Saturdays. Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy this free family fun event May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street.

An exciting and educational performance of traditional Polynesian dance will be presented by local dance group, Puahi’s Polynesian Dancers. During the performance guests will learn about the different styles of dance originating from various cultures within Polynesia. Guests can also enjoy tastes of traditional Polynesian food including lumpia and musubi, while supplies last. A complimentary face-painter will be on-site and families and friends can pose with their new body art in front of the photo wall. Tony Moramarco from Bigfoot Graphics will be providing a free art lesson in honor of this month’s Polynesian cultural celebration upstairs in the Art and Education Room.

Second Saturdays are part of the Temecula Valley Museum’s educational and cultural offerings for the community, celebrating the history and heritage of the various and diverse cultures that live in the Temecula Valley. The goal of the program is to embrace diversity and celebrate contemporary life in Temecula. For more information on Second Saturdays, please visit www.TemeculaValleyMuseum.org, or call (951) 694-6450.

Submitted by Temecula Valley Museum.