2014 Latinoamerican Festival

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/28/2014
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location
Kenmore Middle School

Cost: Free

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2014 Festival Latinoamericano Poster_Spanish2014 Festival Latinoamericano Poster_EnglishHead to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latinoamerican countries to Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1-6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arl, VA 22204)

Attendees will enjoy live music, delicious, authentic food and fun for the whole family.

Find other events taking place in Arlington during Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Entertainment: From live music to beautiful dance, attendees will enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the event. *Participating performers:

Sentimiento Peruano USA: Marinera Nortena from Peru

Dayan Aldana: Peruvian Singer

Los Quetzales: Mexican Dance Ensemble

Grupo Candeias VA: Capoeira Demonstration

Hector Munoz: Paraguayan Harp

Sabor a Tango: Argentine Tango, Milonga & Tango Vale

Samantha Rios: Ecuadorian Singer

Sociedad Cultural Tradiciones Bolivianas: Bolivian fusion dance of the rhythm of Mosenada and Phuna and Kallawaya, a dance that ensemble the “Kallawayas”, the Andean healers that use to travel to cure people.

Papalca: Peruvian Dance

Koeti: Paraguayan Folk Dance

*Please note that the performer line-up is subject to change and will be updated as acts are confirmed.
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Arts & Crafts/Community Vendors: Lots of vendors will be set up in the main hallway inside the school. *Participating vendors:

  • AARP: Information about AARP’s ability to connect its members to unique tools and programs, help you save money and tackle issues that are important to you, your family, and your community.
  • AIRE (Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy): Showcase a lighting display and engage with attendees about energy/money savings.
  • Arlington Community Federal Credit Union: Information about the member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative.
  • Arlington County Democratic Committee: Information about Arlington Democrats and voter registration.
  • Arlington County Public Library: FREE book giveaway, information about Arlington libraries and library card sign-up.
  • Arlington Foster Care/Adoption
  • Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families: Information about current issues facing youth and families in Arlington.
  • Arlington Public Schools’ Aquatic Management Office: Information about high school swimming pools and classes.
  • CaBi Fiesta: Promote Capital Bikeshare – explain what it is and how to use it. FREE giveaways – stickers, bottle openers, sunglasses.
  • Dieto Cero-Auto: Information to create awareness about alternative transportation to encourage people to reduce single occupancy trips in a vehicle. Trivia wheel with FREE giveaways!
  • ECDC Enterprise Development Group: Organization that assists low income individuals, including immigrants, refugees, and asylees to become self-sufficient through programs like microfinance, savings (IDA), used car loans, office rental assistance, business incubator, tax preparation, help with tax issues, and various trainings like starting a child-care, and other financial literacy topics.
  • Edu-Futuro: Information about services offered to youth, parents and the community at large.
  • Lone Lama: Polos from Peru, jewelry, ceramic jewelry holders.
  • Melant Rush: Hand-knitted and crocheted baby blankets, hats, gloves, shawls and baby clothes.
  • Neighborhood Health: Information about its federally-qualified health center serving Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties with primary medical, dental, and behavioral services.
  • Sierra Club Virginia Chapter: The Sierra Club table will invite attendees to learn more about their mission to “explore, enjoy and protect our planet.”

*Please note that the list of vendors subject to change and will be updated as they are confirmed.

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Food Vendors: Try delicious food from a variety of Latin American countries. *Participating food vendors:

Peruvian Brothers: Chicharron, Asado, Butifarra, Chicken and Triple sandwiches.

La Tingeria: Tostada de Tinga, Sopes (handmade corn flour tortilla with bean spread and choice of meat and toppings), tacos, quesadillas, elotes locos.

Ligera Tentación: Pupusas, empanadas, carne asada, elote, fruit smoothies, piña coladas.

*Please note that the list of vendors subject to change and will be updated as they are confirmed.

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FREE Kids’ Activities:

From 1-6 p.m., these free activities will be set up in the gym:

  • Art project: Brazilian Carnival Masks
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  • Moon Bounce
  • Face Painting
  • Giant Games: Jenga, Jigsaw Puzzle, Dominoes, Connect 4, Chess

Mi Chu Chu Tren will be set up in the gym with kids’ activities as well as a 3 p.m. story time (15 minutes) and 4 p.m. “Sing and Move” (15 minutes).
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Transportation: Limited parking is available in the on-site parking lot.

FREE event shuttles from Ballston Metro (pick up in front of IHOP restaurant on N Stafford Street)! Pick-up schedule: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm.

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Event Photos: Check out photos from the 2013 event on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Questions? ¿Preguntas?  Call/llame el 703-228-3329.

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