PATERSON, NJ -  As part of New Jersey's Arab-American Heritage Month celebration, South Paterson will host the Arab-America street festival this Saturday starting at noon.

The event, on Michigan Avenue near Main Street, will feature music, dancers, and cultural vendors.

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In a blog on, Aref Assaf, president of the American Arab Forum, a Paterson-based group, discussed the festival's role in celebrating heritage and combating stereotypes.