DiverCity and Inclusion Tour

Here is our list of top things to do in Greensboro that embrace and educate folks on the diverse and inclusive culture our city offers.

“Greensboro, North Carolina. Uninformed people like myself might envision a whitewashed culinary scene centered around coleslaw, cherry-flavored Cheerwine and pulled pork sandwiches. Surprisingly, this city of 275,000 residents houses an immigrant population representing more than 140 countries of origin who speak over 120 languages.

The area has historic roots in a Quaker community and has welcomed refugee resettlement for the last 30 years. My jaw dropped in surprise when I learned Greensboro hosts the largest population of mountain tribe Vietnamese outside of Vietnam as well as people from the Middle East, Bhutan, Mynamar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ethopia and more.”

– Katie Foote, Epicure & Culture

Friday

6:00 PM – Dinner at Green Valley Grill 

Take the elevator down to dinner at Green Valley Grill. Enjoy fresh seasonal Old World European and Mediterranean flavors from the wood-fired rotisserie and grill. Pair it with your choice of artisanal cocktails, craft beers and 500 wines. Learn More.

8:00 PM – Explore Elsewhere 

When you go Elsewhere, you enter the middle of an ongoing experiment of people, places, and things. They are constantly building, playing, trying, changing, inventing, and exploring new environments. Their artists, scholars, and creatives in-residence are excavating the past to design new futures. When you visit Elsewhere, you become part of this evolution. Learn More.

Saturday

9:00 AM – The International Civil Rights Museum

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Learn More 

12 PM – Eating Ethnic

Grab lunch at one of Greensboro’s delicious and authentic ethnic restaurants.  Visit Ethnosh.com for a great guide on different cuisines our city has to offer.

1:30 PM – Gaze at Galleries 

African American Atelier aims to promote an awareness, appreciation and sensitivity to the visual arts and culture of African Americans and to work in harmony with other ethnic groups. Learn more

3 PM – Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Today, the campus provides the setting where visitors can explore this unique environment where boys and girls lived and learned during the greater part of the 20th century. The museum links Dr. Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute to the larger themes of African American history, women’s history, social history, and education, emphasizing the contributions African Americans made in North Carolina. Learn More

6:30 PM  –  Live Jazz at O.Henry Hotel 

On select Saturdays you can enjoy vintage craft cocktails and delightful seasonal tapas along with an eclectic array of jazz artists performing in the varied styles of contemporary jazz. Afterward, enjoy a late dinner at Green Valley Grill. Select Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 PM.Learn More

Sunday

10 AM – Brunch at Print Works Bistro

Print Works Bistro features classical and modern versions of French bistro dishes created with locally sourced food. Relax a sun-filled dining room or dine outdoors on our creekside terrace. Learn More.

12 PM – Shop International at FantaCity 

Greensboro’s first international shopping mall with more than 70 retail stores and offices, offers a unique shopping experience. Be sure to explore Super G Mart.  They are the largest international Supermarket in North Carolina with rows and rows of spices, produce, canned goods and household items popular at points around the globe.

Other Must-Sees

National Folk Festival

September 8-10, 2017 • Music and dance traditions from every part of the nation are represented and performed by the country’s very finest traditional artists. A mix of open air and tented areas provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater size in downtown Greensboro. Learn More Check out our National Folk Festival Package! 

 

Guilford College Underground Railroad

Earlier known as the New Garden Woods, the approximately 200 acres are part of Guilford College’s campus and felt as a sacred place. Located within the historically Quaker New Garden/Guilford College community, these woods remain a relatively stable landscape with old growth forest and at least one champion tree standing as a silent witness. Learn More.

 

University Galleries at NC A&T

The NC A&T State University Galleries are comprised of two collections, the H.C. Taylor Art Collection and the Mattye Reed African Heritage Collection. Established in 1956, the H.C. Taylor Collection gallery fearures art that emphases cultures and people from around the world. It includes works by Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Alma Thomas, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff and Varnette P. Honeywood. The Mattye Reed African Heritage collection consists of more than 6,000 artifacts that include sculptures, masks, figures, musical instruments, textiles and household implements. More than 35 African countries are represented in this collection; among them, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria, as well as Haiti and other countries in the Diaspora. This collection is the southeast’s largest repository on the history and culture of African American life in North Carolina. Located in the historic Dudley Building on the NC A&T State University campus, open Monday-Friday. Located five miles from O.Henry Hotel.  Learn more

 

Steele Hall Gallery at Bennett College

Steele Hall Gallery exhibits contemporary black artists and showcases Bennett’s extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, and African artifacts through an innovative curatorial lens. Learn More.

 

Union Cemetary

Union Cemetery is one of the most important burial sites for African Americans in Guilford County. Located on the east side of the 900 block of South Elm Street, it has been in use since the 1880s. Learn More.

 

Greensboro Curb Market

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods in a friendly and diverse social setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve Greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections. Learn More

 

Bessemer Curb Market

Bessemer Curb Market has served Greensboro over 63 years providing quality hand cut meats, fresh produce, homemade macaroni, potato salads & pimento cheese