One of Tabo Bo’s favorite memories of his time at Thomas R. Proctor High School was the international night, where students could come together and learn about other cultures.

Bo, 22, said the event no longer takes place at the high school, but a few months ago, he got together with fellow Proctor graduates Kay Klo, 25, executive director of the Midtown Utica Community Center, and Hawa Juma, 25, organizer for the Utica Somali Bantu community, to bring the event back.

MUCC’s first International Night will go from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at its 43 Scott St. location.

Midtown Utica Community Center located at 43 Scott St. [ALEX COOPER / OBSERVER-DISPATCH]

What to expect at MUCC International Night

The event will feature international food from different countries, workshops, arts and crafts, and a fashion show.

Among the diversity of foods, there will be dishes from the Karen community, Somali Bantu cuisine, Bosnian, Palestinian biryani or rice, flavors from South Sudan and Sierra Leone, Latin American empanadas as well as Thai food.

Restaurants such as Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant in New Hartford or the Somalian restaurant Jibril’s Kitchen also will bring trays of food. For dessert, Wisk Baking Company will prepare cupcakes with different international flags and Holland Farms will bring sweet treats, Bo said.

By Taba