10th Annual Festival de la Familia
Date(s): September 23, 2017 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Lower Broadway - Bloomfield Pl. & Broad St
La Casa de Don Pedro in partnership with the City of Newark will hold the 10th Annual Festival de la Familia on Saturday, September 23 2017 on Broadway between Bloomfield Pl. & Broad St from 12 - 5pm.
This year, we're celebrating La Casa's 45th Anniversary & 10 years of Festival de La Familia! Join the celebration! Held in the heart of Newark’s Lower Broadway neighborhood, Festival de la Familia celebrates our community’s vibrancy and diversity.
Crespita Entertainment will open the celebrations with street performances and DJ Cisco-Francisco Morales/FM Entertainment will lead the show. Musicians and artists will showcase music and dance from countries like Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia and the continent of Africa. These include Yahaye Kamate Drummers, Ruben Figueroa and Conjunto Ritmo Tropical, Cimarrones, Alianza Latina, Peruvian Dance troupe, and Flor de Café. Newark’s very own Batman [Retired Detective Ortiz] and Batgirl will make a special appearance as well.
The street will be lined with carnival games, street performers and many other activities. Community Partner organizations such as the Newark Museum, Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development, The Newark Public Library, New Jersey Citizen Action, and others will share activities and resources. La Casa will provide free HIV testing, and renowned muralist Layqa Nuna Yawar will be painting his latest mural right along the corridor.
Festival de la Familia is free and open to the public.
Thank you to the event sponsors: Prudential, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor PSEG, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor Valley National Bank, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor JP Morgan Chase, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor M&T Bank, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor Rutgers University – Newark, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor TD Bank, Bronze Sponsor Horizon NJ Health, Friend Sponsor North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Friend Sponsor Capacity Benefits & Financial Services, LLC, Salsa Sponsor Santander Bank, Salsa Sponsor Withum Smith + Brown, Reggae Sponsor Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Cumbia Sponsor