2015 Latinoamerican Festival

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1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Kenmore Middle School

Cost: Free

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Laura Barragan

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Head 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. 27 from 1-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arl, VA 22204).

Vaya a la escuela Kenmore durante el mes de la Hispanidad donde bailarines y músicos demostraran emocionantes tradiciones populares de varios países latinoamericanos en Arlington el domingo, 27 de septiembre de 1-17:00. La escuela Kenmore está ubicada en el 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arl, VA 22204.

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

Los asistentes disfrutarán de música en vivo, deliciosa y auténtica comida y diversión para toda la familia.

Weather: The event will be held rain or shine.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Kenmore Middle School.

El evento se llevará a cabo aunque llueva.  En caso de mal tiempo, el evento se trasladará dentro de la escuela Kenmore.

Performers (subject to change) / Artistas (sujeto a cambios):

  • Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama – “Tinku” Dance from Bolivia
  • Salay Por Siempre – Zapateado Dance from Bolivia. This dance is a compilation of the celebrations of certain communities in the valleys of Bolivia during carnival time. During the dance, men and women flaunt ribbons of various colors that adorn their costumes.
  • Mayari X. Loza Munoz – Himno de las Americas & National Anthem. Mayari has a passion for music, acting and the humanities. She is an active member and alumni of Teatro de la Luna, which promotes Latino cross-culture relations and understanding with English-speaking communities, thru the arts. She assists with low-income family programs, and helps the homeless in the DC Metro area, as a way of giving back to the community. She is currently a rising 8th grader and enjoys Thomas Jefferson Middle School, which is part of the International Bachelorette (IB) Program.
  • Huamuchil – Mexican Folkloric Dance.
  • Centro Cultural “PUJILLAY CLIZA-USA” – Traditional Ritual Dance of Tarabuco – Chuquisaca Bolivia. Pujllay from the native language Quechua, means to play. It is a traditional festival held in the central Andes Chuquisaca- Bolivia . The Bolivian pujllay is connected to the Christian carnival and the celebration of a battle won over the Spaniards – hence the appropriation of the Spanish helmets and spurs one can still see in the ritual dance, and a tribute to the festival of Jatun Poqoy ( very mature crop) and Pauqar Waray ( tribute to the father Sun ) . It is a ritual of gratitude to Pachamama -The Mother Earth asking for a good harvest always. In March 2011, Bolivia nominated the Pujllay festival in Tarabuco (including the Ayarichi dance of the Yampara people) to UNESCO for World Heritage recognition as part of the cultural and intangible heritage of humanity
  • Mariachi Los Monarcas – Mexican Mariachi Music.

Soccer Game: The Latino American Festival will host our first-ever soccer game during the 2015 event! At 3:15 p.m., Bata will take on Arlington United on the soccer field at Kenmore Middle School. This game is part of Arlington’s Bolivian Soccer League.

Juego de fútbol: El Festival Latinoamericano tendrá su primer juego de Futbol durante el evento de 2015!  A las 15:15, se llevará  cabo un partido entre Bata y Arlington United en el campo de fútbol ubicado en Kenmore  Este juego es parte de la Liga Boliviana de Arlington.

Children’s Activities / Actividades para niños:

  • Moon Bounce
  • Face Painting / Pintura de cara
  • Crafts: Baleros & Mexican Folk Mirrors / artes: Baleros y espejos mexicanos

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Participating Food Vendors
(subject to change) / Vendedores de comida (sujeto a cambios):

  • El Gran Sabor Latino: Pupusas, carne asada, tacos, chicken, soda, water.
  • Il Bastone Gourmet Foods: Choripan (sausage sandwich on bread with chimichurri sauce), alfajores (pastry with dulce de leche filling), chorizo packages (frozen product), chimichurri sauce jars, drinks (coke, diet coke, sprite, water)
  • Peruvian Brothers: Sandwiches – chicharron (fried pork), asado (barbecue), butifarra (sausage), pollo (chicken), triple (tomato, avocado, egg, mayonnaise), drinks (water, coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, chicha morada, inca cola)

Participating Artisan/Commercial Vendors (subject to change) / Proveedores artesanal/comercial (sujeto a cambios):

  • Art Native Inca: Wool alpaca sweaters, ponchos, bags, scarves, tapestries, hats, dresses, bracelets and other jewelry, ornaments, wood carvings.
  • Discovery Toys: Children’s developmental toys.
  • DAMAR Designs: Colombian-style handmade painted fruits, trays, coat hooks and other items made from wood.
  • The Lone Llama: Polo shirts handmade in Peru.
  • Mid-Atlantic Bath Solutions, LLC: Promoting bathroom safety.
  • Veroka Distributors, Inc.: Hand-crafted items from Peru – stones, sweaters, and more.

Participating Non-Profit/Community Vendors (subject to change) / Mesas de participantes comunitarios (sujeto a cambios):

  • AARP Virginia
  • Arlington County Community Outreach Program: Information about community outreach and calendars for each community center.
  • Arlington County Democratic Committee: Local Democratic organization.
  • Arlington County Medical Reserve Corps: Public health education and emergency preparedness.
  • Arlington-Falls Church Young Republicans: Local Republican organization.
  • Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program
  • Arlington Free Clinic: Outreach program. Will discuss services provided by the Arlington Free Clinic and their Breast Health Outreach Program.
  • Arlington Neighborhood Villages: ANV is a non-profit helping Arlington seniors continue living in their homes with the help of volunteer-provided services and social opportunities.
  • Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families: A community outreach organization dedicated to improving lives of children and families. The organization’s focus currently is on positive family communication; they will share resources and ideas for families.
  • Arlington Public Library
  • Arlington Public Schools Aquatics Department: The APS Aquatics Department’s goal is to provide recreational aquatic opportunities to patrons of all ages by supporting a variety of activities that promote healthy water friendly lifestyles, confidence and comfort.
  • Arlington Sister City Association – Coyoacan Mexico Committee: ASCA works to enhance and promote the region’s international profile and foster productive exchanges, commerce, culture and the arts. ASCA will be promoting a student exchange to Coyoacan Mexico in June 2016.
  • CaBi Fiesta (Capital Bikeshare) and Dieta Cero-Auto (Car-Free Diet):  Arlington’s Car-Free Diet and Capital Bikeshare Fiesta (CaBi) are programs of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Department of Environmental Services of Arlington County, Virginia. The main objective of the program is to educate county residents and visitors to lessen the use of their personal cars. By lessening the use of single occupancy cars, we encourage county residents and visitors to consider alternative modes of transportation. We bring an interactive experience that enriches your event, rewarding participants with gifts and prizes because they play our Transportation Trivia Wheel. Also, the Car-Free Diet outreach teams are the friendly, knowledgeable public ambassadors of Arlington’s Car-Free Diet. They’re out-and-about, encouraging and distributing transportation brochures to the diverse community of people who live, work and play in Arlington to try riding ART, Metrobus, Capital Bikeshare or walking next time they need to go somewhere.  There’s awesome benefits to taking public transit, walking and biking to get around Arlington.
  • Long Branch and Gulf Branch Nature Centers: Arlington’s nature centers offer programs for all ages. A bilingual staff member will bring nature center animals and information about programs.
  • Neighborhood Health: Neighborhood Health is a federally qualified health center and will provide information regarding available medical services as well as assistance with enrollment for all state-sponsored health programs and the Affordable Care Act.
  • New Virginia Majority: A civic-engagement non-profit organization that seeks to register voters in the minority community.
  • Northern Virginia Family Services – Arlington Healthy FamiliesHealthy Families is a free program for parents of newborns or who are pregnant. This program helps parents learn to enjoy caring for and playing with their child from infancy through the first 3 years.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program: Supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, post-partum (6 months) mothers, and children up to five years old.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month events in Arlington, visit http://topics.arlingtonva.us/hispanic-heritage-month/.

Para más información sobre eventos del mes de la herencia hispana en Arlington visite: http://topics.arlingtonva.us/hispanic-heritage-month/.

Questions? Call 703-228-3329. ¿Preguntas? Llame el 703-228-1865.

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