It was a cultural celebration at Covert Avenue elementary school in Elmont


Covert Avenue School elementary students paid homage to their heritage during the school’s annual Cultural Diversity Day.

Students in kindergarten to second grade dressed in outfits that represented their ancestry and marched in a hallway parade. The children showed off their clothing and artwork to their peers.

Staff and families enjoyed an after school program full of student performances and presentations. Former student Leiah Guirand kicked off the show with cultural fun facts and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The list of performances included the drama club’s rendition of “We’re All in This Together,” traditional Indian dances, the Honduran “Punta” dance, a Latin dance, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” sung by third and fourth graders and “Music Changes the World” sung by fifth and sixth graders.

Cultural Diversity Night ended with a cultural fashion show where students wore traditional garments from China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Italy, Pakistan, Peru and more.