It was an honor to visit with the Consulate General of Indonesia in San Francisco. These opportunities are what we strive for as an organization. Thank you KJRI San Francisco for taking the time to visit The Commons.
In Fall of 2020, the Consulate General of Indonesia in San Francisco and Indo Idaho Community met at the Global Lounge Commons.
Global Lounge is a nonprofit organization that continuously promotes the cultural diversity in Boise through activities such as festivals, expo, and networking expansion.
Indonesia previously has participated in one of their events “World Village Festival” in 2019.
Indo Idaho Community expressed their interest to participate in the Boise Music Festival next year to introduce Indonesian traditional music to the people in Boise.
Global Lounge was excited to have Indonesia to join the event and would assist Indo Idaho Community to participate in the Festival.
The season’s kick-off is a grand New Year’s Eve celebration. Ground zero is OVO Beach on Maldonado Bay. We walked to the celebration, our apartment being just six blocks from the bay. This proved opportune as traffic was at a standstill. People filled every available patch of street, sidewalk, and sand. Elbowing our way towards the shore, we were absorbed into the throng of revelers, holding champagne in one hand to toast in 2019, smartphone in the other to record their presence. As the crowd counted down, corks popped and digital shutters snapped. At the stroke of midnight fireworks began all around Maldonado Bay. It must have been quite the sight if seen high up from a penthouse balcony or far off from a boat. The entire bay was a backdrop for a panorama of sparkling aerial dancers. Our view, down on the sand, was a bit more intimate; we were inside the fury, underneath a canopy of loud explosions and sizzling color. When the light show stopped, the all-night party started. Revelers, who had come a great distance and at great expense and were not going to waste a precious moment of their summer holiday, stayed to party. Those of us who lived here and enjoyed this paradise every day nonchalantly relinquished the beaches, clubs, and restaurants to the tourists. Echoes and reflections from the fete escorted us home.Read More
The Kennedy Center's Arts Across America was an experience of a lifetime full of wonderful collaborations. Curated by Global Lounge and presented in partnership with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival featuring Afrosonics and LED. Special thanks to WESTAF for the connect and support.Read More
Our very own Dayo Ayodele was featured in The Idaho Statesman's ‘The Idahoan Project: Finding Common Ground.’ You can find the mini-documentary featuring reporters talking to Idahoans who, they hoped, were as diverse as could be — multigeneration Idahoans, the next generation, newcomers within the article.Read More