Latin Festival 2017
Date(s): August 6, 2017 at 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Avenue between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue
Salsa sensation Jerry Rivera and Reggaeton artist Tito El Bambino are set to perform live; Special Guest from La Mega 97.9 FM Alex Sensation to DJ, festival will offer traditional foods and live bands
Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-nominated salsa singer Jerry Rivera, also known as “Cara de Niño,” and Reggaeton star, singer and song writer Tito El Bambino will headline the day’s live musical performances. The festival will celebrate Latino arts and culture with a wide array of family-oriented activities, including live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and other activities for children of all ages.
In addition to the festival’s recreational activities, free health screenings will be offered to attendees.
“The Latino community is an integral part of our City,” Mayor Baraka said. “I am pleased and honored to host this fine example of what Newark has to offer. This festival showcases the best parts of our City: our music, our sense of community, and our musical and artistic culture. I urge every citizen of Newark to take part in this great tradition.”
“The Annual Latin Festival is a great opportunity for Newark families to enjoy a fresh and wholesome cultural experience,” Deputy Mayor Quiles added. “This year’s festival promises to be bigger than before. It unites our Latino community in a unique and distinctive way, showing its personal pride and cultural excellence, sharing it with the entire city. The Department of Community Engagement is determined to ensure that both children and adults can enjoy every aspect of the event.”
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or participating in the Latin Festival, please contact Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Quiles at the Office of Community Engagement at 973-733-4310.
- summer 2017