MACLA’s Family Art Day annually welcomes families and youth of all ages to Parque de los Pobladores (in front of MACLA) for an afternoon of engaging visual art activities, an outdoor stage with performances, dance classes for youth, free gallery tours, food from Taqueria Angelica’s, entertainment, and more!
Sign up for a library card & get FREE BOOKS from the San Jose Public Library — La Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library — at MACLA’s Family Art Day, Sat, Apr 30, 12pm! #maclasj #sanjosepubliclibrary #diadelniño #dtsj #leerespoder
As part of Bay Area Dance Week, MACLA is offering free dance classes for youth:
Afro-Colombian with Maestra Adriana from Colombian Soul
Mexican Folklorico with Maestro Cesar from Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles
Bolivian dance with Maestro Isidro from Bolivia Corazon de America
First come, first served.
Presenting multi-cultural music and dance performances from Cascada de Flores, Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles, the San Jose Jazz High School Select Band (as part of International Jazz Day); and interactive activities with visual artists Melina Ramirez and Elizabeth Gomez.
Cascada de Flores is a Bi-national combination of musicians who find the joy of creation within Mexican and Caribbean roots, rhythms, and song.
The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing aka “el Abuelito” is a theatrical story that explores Mexican folk music and dance, exploding with song, rhyme, fun musical instruments, poly-rhythms and sweet characters. Heartwarming, humorous and engaging, ‘el Abuelito’ is beloved by all ages and backgrounds, whether Spanish-speaking or new to Latin traditions.
Community Partners: San Jose Jazz, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Sacred Heart Community Service, La Biblioteca Latinoamericana, the West San Jose Ca Family Resource Centers, Grail Family Services, VIDA (Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action), Pasitos School – Bilingual Spanish Immersion, The LGBTQ Youth Space, The Foundation for Hispanic Education, and the Girl Scouts.