Thursday, September 15, 2016

Latin Cultural Festival Set for Riverfront Park

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.

The first festival to celebrate Latin Culture in Pottstown will be held at Riverfront Park on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Pottstown Borough Councilwoman Rita Paez who serves as director of the Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos, said the family oriented program will feature live music, dance performances, games, arts and crafts, ethnic foods and much more. 

Produced by the CCLU, the free program will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Learn about and enjoy Latin culture with the Mariachi Band Pedro Villaseñor and Latin band Sabor Gitano from New York City. 

Experience Latin dance lessons with Pottstown’s Stevie J. Dance Productions. 

Children will love to take part in activities such as soccer, piñatas, nature experiments and Spanish story times to name a few.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful line up during National Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Paez. 

“We have received tremendous support from the Borough of Pottstown, local businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and the Latino community in the greater Pottstown area.” 

This year National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. “We welcome all to participate in this Festival,” she added.

Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos. Inc. (CCLU) is a non-profit bilingual, bridge building organization, committed to enrich the lives of Latinos and others by embracing diversity through cultural, educational and recreational programs in the greater Pottstown Area. 

For more information, visit http://www.cclu-pottst.org/

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