many flags from different countries hung on a building and a streetlamp with French street signs attached

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Festival with International Foods, Music & More 

City Streets is on Saturday, May 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To ensure physical distancing and comply with local and state guidelines, this year’s festival will be limited to students (no faculty or staff).

Your One-Hour Block

Students have been assigned a one-hour block of time, based on their residence hall, to visit the food locations:

  • GROUP A: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
    Morrow, Nicholls Biondi, Porter, South, Stearns, Valentine, Wieland and Williston.
  • GROUP B: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
    Moore, Morris-Pratt, Newport, North, Seelye and Seligman.
  • GROUP C: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  
    Greenway C, Hitchcock, James, King, Lipton and Mayo-Smith.
  • GROUP D: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Appleton, Charles Drew, Charles Pratt, Cohan, Ford, Garman and Greenway B.


A highlight of the City Streets experience is the opportunity to sample food from around the world. This year’s festival will feature food from a blend of vendors and Amherst College Dining Services. All food items will be individually packaged and are intended to be enjoyed at a safe distance. Each tent has a different theme:

  • Middle Eastern (Dining Services): Adana  kabobs, falafel, personal mezze and Kunafa dessert.
  • South America (Dining Services): Beef Alcapurrias, chicken empanadas, sorullitos de maiz (corn fritter), guava and cheese empanadas, Mexican street corn, tres leches cake and Horchata.
  • Caribbean (Dining Services): Mofongo, jerk chicken skewers, jerk vegetable skewers, jerk pineapple skewers, tembleque de coco (coconut custard) and coconut water.
  • Africa (Suya Joint, Boston, MA): Spicy suya wings, vegetable samosas and sweet fried plantains.
  • Korea (HoneyCrisp Chicken, Amherst, MA): Korean-style corn dogs, Taiwanese popcorn chicken and vegetable egg rolls.
  • India (Bombay Royale, Northampton, MA): Chicken tikka masala, vegetable pulao, Kundapur vegetables and rosemary naan bread.
  • Bubble Tea (LimeRed Tea House, Amherst, MA): Peach bubble tea with mango crystal boba and mango bubble tea with lychee jelly.


City Streets will feature live music from regional artists, including Crocodile River MusicKotoko BrassPanNeubean Steel, and 3Nity.

4 bands of City Streets  

Safety Guidelines

  • Masks are required at all times. Students may only remove their mask when eating at a safe physical distance, away from the food tents and walking paths.
  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet at all times.
  • Parties of ten or more are prohibited.
  • Limit the attendance of any tent or activity to 50 people or fewer, including staff. 
  • Limit the length of any line to 40 people or fewer.  
  • Adhere to the student-participation schedule (your one-hour block) to allow time for cleaning between groups.


map showing food and entertainment locations, described in text below
  1. Bubble Tea (between Keefe Campus Center and Science Center)
  2. Bicentennial Gift (south of Keefe Campus Center)
  3. Live Music (on Greenway near Science Center)
  4. Korea (south of location #3)
  5. South America (near Wieland Hall)
  6. Seating/dining space
  7. Middle Eastern (on Greenway near Ford Hall)
  8. Live Music (behind King Hall)
  9. India (on Hitchcock Field)
  10. Caribbean (east of Hitchcock Field)
  11. Africa (east of Hitchcock Field)

City Streets 2021 for Remote Students

Students studying remotely had the opportunity to register for a City Streets-themed package that will be delivered the week of May 3, 2021. If you missed the deadline and would like to receive a package, please email

Mammoth holds a heart filled with flags from many countries against a campus background

City Streets Graphics

Whether you’re participating on campus or virtually, you can share the celebration with our City Streets Mammoth.