May 21 marks the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. For the past 4 years, around this date, the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź, together with the Łódź of Diversity Coalition and partners, has been organizing Łódź Picnic Of Diversity. The main goal of the event is to promote the multiculturalism of Łódź and respect for human rights. Drawing from the many traditions and customs of the city's residents, we build a program of various activities for participants. The picnic is open to anyone who want to learn the language, traditions, games, and music; and to those who have lived in Łódź for generations or those who have chosen Łódź as their second home. Additionally, in the face of a constant sense of threat and uncertainty related to wars around the world, the picnic aims to be a place where, in an atmosphere of safety and friendship, we will discuss various topics related to building social relationships, arousing curiosity about the traditions and customs of different cultures.

Among the invited partners are organizations and institutions that are engaged in assistance, educational, and multicultural activities on a daily basis. Together, we have created a program that addresses the diverse needs of different audience groups.

The picnic is an event announcing the Łódź of Many Cultures Festival (formerly the Łódź of Four Cultures Festival), which will take place from October 4-13, 2024. The festival is the largest celebration of diversity and intercultural dialogue in Łódź.

Where // Survivors' Park and The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź, 83 Wojska Polskiego Street
When // May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Łódź of Diversity Coalition and Łódź Multicultural Centre invite children and teens to workshops:

Open workshop, age of participants 3+ (with guardians).
During the workshop, participants will create photo frames (take your own photos with you, there will also be the possibility of printing them on-site with a color printer). Working on the frame becomes an excuse for conversation, sharing experiences and memories. The project can incorporate elements related to cultural diversity, e.g. by using materials typical for different cultures or encouraging participants to share stories behind the chosen photos. The final products - personalized photo frames with pictures - can become a beautiful symbol of the friendships that participants experienced during the workshop. You can take them home as a souvenir and a reminder of the value of diversity and how collaborative creation can bring people together. This is not only an opportunity to develop dexterity but above all to build bridges between people.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM STRING ART
Limited number of places due to equipment, age of participants 7+ (with guardian), dangerous tools - nails and hammer.
String art is a fascinating form of art that involves creating images by threading colorful strings, threads, or yarn onto a board with nails. Participants learn not only the techniques of creating images but also patience, precision, and mutual support. Finished works can become beautiful decorations or personal gifts, adding emotional value to the effort put into creating them. Therefore, string art isn’t only an interesting form of activity but also a way to get to know each other, develop skills, and build positive interpersonal relationships.

Open workshop, age of participants 3+ (with guardians).
Making figures out of salt dough is an excellent form of play and creative development for children. This workshop can be a fascinating adventure that develops dexterity, imagination, and patience in the youngest participants. During the workshop, children will have access to various tools such as rolling pins, cookie cutters, or plastic knives, as well as dyes, allowing them to precisely shape imagined characters. After finishing the work, the figurines can be baked in the oven or left to dry naturally, making them a lasting souvenir and proof of creatively spent time.

Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (group of 15 people), age of participants 13+.
During our comic workshop, you will discover the fascinating world of creating comics, where creativity meets with artistic craftsmanship. The aim of our workshop will be to introduce you to the process of creating comics - from sketches to final illustrations. You will learn how to use various drawing and narrative techniques. Start your drawing adventure, our workshop will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to create your own unique comic.


 Łódź of Diversity Coalition and Fundacja Kreatywnych Rozwiązań EduKabe (Creative Solutions EduKabe Foundation) along with partners, invite you to workshops and lectures.
 The „Let's be educators!” project team warmly invites you to an event dedicated to the theme of a healthy spine.
The event is aimed at people aged 60+ and will consist of two parts:
PART I Lecture

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Prevention related to the care of a healthy spine in the form of useful tips that can help to alleviate or prevent pain.
PART II Workshop

Exercises for a healthy spine and Nordic walking outdoors (registration required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
– first group 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

– second group 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Lectures and workshops will be conducted by Karol Jedrzejewski - a graduate of the Leszno Higher School of Vocational Education and the Opole University of Technology, physiotherapy major. He gained physiotherapeutic practice, among others, at the Miejskie Centrum Medyczne Widzew w Łodzi (Widzew Medical Center in Łódź), and then as a physiotherapist and personal trainer at the Red Line fitness club.

The „Let's be educators!” project teammates: Barbara Michalska, Małgorzata Żmuda, Milena Szydlarek, Magdalena Dubicka, Aleksandra Prokopczyk.


 Volunteers from the 3 Piętra organization invite you to workshops:
4:00 PM | Alphabet learning workshop: Arabic | Armenian | Georgian.
After learning about the alphabets, participants will be able to try to write their name or any text on templates prepared by us. Additionally, we will introduce participants to interesting facts about languages and alphabets.

4:00-5:00 PM | Workshop on nigun singing, led by musician and educator David Gurfinkiel of the HaKoach Association and Koalicja Łódź Roznorodnosci. Let's experience the joy of Hasidic singing together! You don't have to have vocal experience, anyone can try their hand at improvised nigunim. Admission is free!
 Łódź of Many Cultures Festival invites you to an outdoor game:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nieplac zabaw//Not-a-playground | outdoor game.
Take part in a family outdoor game and help us create an installation for the Łódź of Many Cultures Festival. You will see the world from a different perspective, try your hand at estimating distances and time, come up with a name for a newly discovered plant, and learn to recognize trees. The game can be played individually or in teams. The results of the workshops will be used to create an educational play installation that will be presented at the Łódź of Many Cultures Festival.
 Łódź of Many Cultures Festival and Foundation Towards Dialogue invite you to a culinary workshop:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Historie z garnka//Stories from the pot | Romani kitchen workshop. Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., group up to 15 people.
Cooking together with the Foundation Towards Dialogue during the Łódź Picnic Of Diversity is a fascinating cultural experience where you not only get to know the tastes but also the culture in a broader sense. Nothing brings people together like food, and the opportunity to prepare it in an atmosphere of friendship, curiosity, and openness naturally builds bridges and threads of understanding.

In this culinary feast, each dish will be like a page from a history textbook, telling about unknown traditions and customs. Therefore, cooking together will become not only a way to prepare a meal but also an excuse for creating bonds and mutual respect.

The Toward Dialogue Foundation, established in 2012, is a leading organization working for the Roma community in Poland. We engage in advocacy, provide assistance, react to inequalities, educate, and empower people. We operate at the national and international levels. We run the Roma Community Center in Warsaw. We are building the prospective Poland - diverse, open, and multicultural, where the Roma community is treated equally with others.
 Łódź of Many Cultures Festival and Centrum Doradztwa i Informacji dla Romów (Center for Advice and Information for Roma) in Poland invite you to a workshop by Krystyna Markowska.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Walizka//Suitcase - integration workshop. Aimed at participants of all ages.

Course of workshops:
During the workshop, participants will be divided into smaller groups that will perform exercises, e.g. „different but still family”, aimed at integrating all participants by opening up to each other's stories and sharing their experiences. At the end, there will be a discussion.
 Łódź of Diversity Coalition and the “We Create Helping” Foundation invite you to a creative workshop:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Creative workshop “Drzewo”//“Tree”. Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., group up to 20 people.
The group will create a picture of a tree using paper plates and various materials such as tissue paper, colored cards, threads. Taking advantage of the fact that the Łódź Picnic Of Diversity takes place in the Survivors' Park, we want the participants to recreate one of the trees that grows in this place.
 Łódź of Diversity Coalition and the KobieTy Foundation invite you to a workshop: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM “Odważ się marzyć…”//“ Dare to Dream...” | Creative development workshop. Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
During the meeting, in a safe and friendly atmosphere, you will learn one of the techniques of creating a personal Dream Map in the form of a collage and discover its hidden meanings. Workshop materials provided by the organizers. Limited number of places.

The meeting will be led by Katarzyna Deka - a graduate of psychology at the University of Lodz, educator, trainer, social animator. Vice President of the KobieTY Association. For over 10 years, she has been carrying out local and international educational activities in Poland. In her work, she promotes and operates according to the "Lifelong Learning" approach, conducting meetings, workshops, and trainings using active learning methods and tools of non-formal education. Privately, an aesthete and creative soul who loves the process of creation, especially jewelry, collages, and natural cosmetics.
 The Herbooks Foundation invites you to a promotional stand with books from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The Herbooks Foundation and bookstore promotes the values of feminism, gender equality, and social inclusiveness, as well as strengthening the position of women in society by providing literature and educational materials.
 The Language School “Tkalnia Języków” invites you to a promotional stand with animations from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

During the picnic, we will organize activities for children, quick lessons for teens and adults, and an advisory station – what’s the best way to start learning.
We - Tkalnia Języków ( - believe that learning languages is a pleasure, a source of satisfaction, and a constant discovery of new meanings, a way to get to know the world, other cultures, and people. As a language school, we share our experience and passion and help discover the world through English, Spanish, and German language courses. We invite both children, teens and adults to participate in our courses - we create optimal learning conditions and deal with comprehensive development of language skills. Tkalnia Języków is a place where learning is accompanied by the joy of discovery, and particular actions always have a clearly defined goal.

 The Leyla Ümmi Foundation invites you to a stand where you can purchase and taste Azerbaijani cuisine delicacies. Tea, sweets, but also books about Azerbaijan for reading on-site and sale await you.

5:30 PM | Lecture by the foundation on its activities and future plans.



 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Dj Aperol | DJ set
DJ, resident of the „Młodość” club in Łódź, collaborated with Jack&Coke and Disko PL, who organize events all over Poland. She also performs in Mazury at the „Jabłoń Lake Resort” hotel.

 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Ukrainian band concert | Details coming soon

 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Potato Stonks
Potato Stonks is a young band from Łódź creating music bordering on alternative, r'n'b, or classic rock. In 2022, they debuted with their EP „Keepin Wild”, which featured three original compositions:
1. Pippin' Drippin
2. Keepin' Wild
3. Just A Kid
Last November, their second album from the live session called „Live Session” was released:

1. Shaga-hun
2. Keepin' Wild
3. All The Way
These tracks have been appreciated by Radio 357, Radio Łódź, Student Radio Żak PŁ, Radio Aktywne PW, Radio Bemowo, Radio Dla Ciebie, and AntyRadio.

Potato Stonks consists of:
- Angelika Ptak (vocals)
- Hubert Polański (keyboards)
- Szymon Janułajtys (drums)
- Jan Szustkiewicz (guitar)

See you there!

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