Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Neighborhoods
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

Family Potluck


The family potluck was at the end of our fabulous Park Street Cultural tour. First, every family member of room 208 came to the Italian Workman’s Club (where the potluck was being held), bringing with them some food.
–Sam O.


At the potluck Most of you would think that there wouldn't be much culture at a family potluck. You are dead wrong.

The thing that probably reveals the most about our families' culture is the food that people brought. You were meant to bring a favorite family dish, so what people brought revealed the aesthetics of food in their cultures.

Food isn't the only thing that reveals culture at a family potluck. Isn't it culture whether you sit with your parents, or you don't want to be seen with them when all your classmates are there?

At the potluck there was also a brief slideshow of photos taked on our Park Street trip.
–Benjamin


Laughing
Talking
Having fun
Eating
Drinking
And watching a slideshow
Flashing cameras all around
Oops, they heard us downstairs
–Benjamin

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