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.
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."
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."
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."
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
Tarpukuy- Peruvian Art & Culture — Peruvian Dance
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale
2:00 Mariachi Academy of Connecticut
Hall of Mammalian Evolution — 1st Floor
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
— 3rd Floor
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:
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
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