Foodways: How a Festival Whets the Appetite for Culture

Like anything else in this world, food can be complicated. There are multiple ways to look at the role of ethnic food in a public festival. Scholars have written about the danger (and promise) inherent to festivals, especially cultural festivals like Tucson Meet Yourself. It can go either way; it usually breaks down somewhat like … Read more

Video “Celebrates” TMY

On behalf of all the people who make up the TMY family, we want to express our gratitude to the MALI team from San Jose, California who produced the short video you see featured here on the right side of the home page.  MALI stands for “Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute,” a professional development project for … Read more

Preserving Culture, Family and Fun

Tucson Meet Yourself has many talented and gifted friends. One of our friends, photographer Steven Meckler has been lending his talents to capture and archive the festival for years. His ability to capture those special moments have preserved the festival for future generations to experience. Steven came to Tucson by way of Brooklyn, New York. … Read more

Celebrating Tucson’s Biking Tradition

Tucson is a biking town. The League of American Bicyclists estimates that 3.4% of all trips in the Tucson metro are made by bike, ranking us #7 in the nation. This year we are expanding on our commitment to make Tucson Meet Yourself a zero waste festival by partnering with Living Streets Alliance (LSA). So … Read more

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