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Celebrate Philippines Independence Day and Filipino community at Sigal Museum


Join the Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, for a community partnership program in celebration of Philippines Independence Day.

Guests can enjoy live music, a fashion show of traditional and contemporary Filipino fashion and samples of the shaved ice dessert known as halo-halo.

This free program is part of a series highlighting Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society’s permanent exhibit, “Destination: Northampton County,” which shares county residents’ stories, photographs, and family heirlooms of the last 75 years.

Celebrate the local community by sharing stories and learning about artifacts brought by Filipino immigrants to Northampton County, including a 20th-century ice shaver used to make the traditional dessert halo-halo. Halo-halo is made of shaved iced, topped with coconut milk and sweet toppings such as bananas, jellies, and other fruits. Before the invention of electric ice shavers, tools like these were scraped along large blocks of ice.

Joining in celebration will be Trixie Oliveira, photographer with Music for a Cause by Art Video Productions; Grazie Pedroso, president of the Filipino American Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, and a fashion show featuring traditional and contemporary Filipino styles.

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