Thursday, October 1, 2015

Celebration of Latino cultures focus of free festival at Peabody Museum

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NEW HAVEN - The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will host “Fiesta Latina,” its 13th annual celebration of Latin American cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Oct. 10, at 170 Whitney Ave., according to a release.

The event is free and open to the public, the release said. Parking is also free.

 "The Great Hall of Dinosaurs is the stage for music and dance performances throughout the day.  At 11 a.m. Sabrosura, a Latin dance team at Yale, will perform salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia. At noon Carlos y su Momento Musical will entertain with merengue, salsa and bachata music," the release said.
Then, at 1 p.m. "Tarpukuy will perform Peruvian dance. At 1:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale will perform traditional folk dances from several regions of Mexico.  also, at 2 p.m. "the students of Mariachi Academy of Connecticut will perform traditional Mariachi song and dance."

"Specimens and artifacts from Latin America and around the world will be on display with an opportunity to meet an archaeologist.  Live creatures found in Latin America will greet visitors too. Fur, Feathers & Beyond will have live birds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Curious Creatures live animals from noon to 3 p.m."

"Latin American games and craft activities will be offered for children as well as face painting and a fossil dig. One activity involves coloring a maraca with the Yale Latino Networking Group.  Another involves decorating a Latin American bird with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.  Numerous organizations will host additional activities and awareness booths throughout the day."


Fiesta Latina is sponsored by UNIVISION, Yale Latino Networking Group, Access Health CT, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and International Association of New Haven, the release said.
The following is a more detail list of Program Activities:


The Great Hall — 1st Floor


    11:00   Sabrosura — Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia

    12:00   Carlos y su Momento Musical — Merengue, Salsa, Bachata y Boleros

    1:00     Tarpukuy- Peruvian Art & Culture — Peruvian Dance

    1:30    Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale

2:00     Mariachi Academy of Connecticut

Hall of Mammalian Evolution — 1st Floor

Fossil Dig

Color a Maraca with the Yale Latino Networking Group

Latin American Culture Game

Hall of Pacific Cultures — 1st Floor

Vertebrate Zoology Collection — Specimens from Latin America

Mineral Collection — Minerals from Latin America

     Anthropology Collection — Artifacts from Latin America and meet an archaeologist!

 Hall of Native American Cultures — 1st Floor

Fur, Feathers & Beyond — Live birds (11:00 to 3:00)

Machu Picchu: An Inca Country Palace — 1st Floor

      Learn about the Taino Culture with Irka Mateo

Auditorium — 3rd Floor

      Face Painting

      Photo Booth

North American Dioramas — 3rd Floor

North American Diorama SciCarts (12:00 to 4:00)

Birds of Connecticut — 3rd Floor

Color a Flag!

Decorate a Latin American Bird with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Birds SciCart (12:00 to 4:00)

Southern New England Dioramas — 3rd Floor

Curious Creatures — Live Animals (12:00 to 3:00)

The following organizations will host Activity Areas on the day of the celebration:

Access Health, Arte Inc., Consulate of Ecuador in Connecticut, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Junta for Progressive Action Inc., New Haven Community Hiring Initiatives, New Haven Promise, State of CT DEEP/Kellogg Environmental Center, UNIVISION, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale Latino Networking Group



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