Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Latino Heritage Weekend--Friday–Monday, October 10–13

FREE Admission
Programs open to all ages and are bilingual
(English and Spanish)
Friday, October 10,
1–4 pm
Senior Friday:
Celebrate Latino Heritage with Music and DancePerformance—
Raices: The Roots of Latin MusicGroups welcome;
pre–registration required, please call 973–596–6613.
Join Louis Bauzo and his band for a performance that will have you dancing in the aisles! Explore how music can tell the story of your heritage, stir our memories and bring us joy.

Saturday, October 11
Drop-In Activities
12–1 pm
Storytime in the Galleries
Special guest, Margarita Muniz, Newark’s Deputy Mayor for Community and Neighborhood Engagement, will read Abuela by Arthur Dorros; illustrated by Elisa Kleven, a story of a little girl and her grandmother’s wonderful adventures (English and Spanish).
12–4:30 pm
Create Your Own Clown Face
1 & 3 pm
The Art of Clowning
1–4 pm
Explore Latino Voices in American Art
Explore the emotions you experience when you look at Juana Valdes' work of art, The Deepest Blue.
Create your own work of art using porcelain tiles that tell your story.

Sunday, October 12
noon–4 pm
Family Science Activities
(All programs are bilingual: English and Spanish)

12–1 pm & 3–4 pm
Tours of the Interactive Exhibit Dynamic Earth
Discover the astounding variety and diversity of plants, animals, minerals and rock forms—results of our ever-changing Earth.
1–3 pm
Animal Explorations: Night and Day
Meet LIVE nocturnal creatures that are up and about during the night while we're asleep.

Monday, October 13
12:30–4:30 pm
Heritage Festival: Festival de la Familia II:
Celebrating Our Traditions, Telling Our Stories
Share the story of your heritage and celebrate the diversity and richness of Latino culture.
Enjoy music and dance performances, tours and hands-on art and science workshops and exhibitions designed especially for kids!

Performances(Seating is limited and available on a first come basis.)
1 pm
Dance with Grisel Ponce and Jossue Torres
Enjoy the passion and beauty of Latin Dance—Mambo, Samba, Cha Cha, Meringue and Salsa—by watching great dancers perform, and then receive a dance lesson.
2:30 & 4:15 pm
Gary Nunez and Plena LibreSan Juan, Puerto Rico's multi-grammy nominated 13-piece orchestra Plena Libre is considered the Ambassador of the Puerto Rican/Afro-Rican music Plena and bomba.

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