Afternoon music and dance by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano. Also, Mexican museum and DeYoung Museum will provide so Kids can enjoy hands-on activities, storytelling, living history, a visit with Juanito the Donkey, archaeology, pottery making, and more!
- Food available for purchase at a discount.
- Ever wonder what Early California was like? Watch history come to life!
- Note: Moraga Avenue will be closed on June 23 from 11 am – 4 pm.
- See activities and map below.
The Mexican Museum is delighted to collaborate with the Presidio Trust for Pasados del Presidio, a free event where different organizations have educational activities that highlight and celebrate the Spanish and native peoples of the past.
Stop by our table where your little ones can create their very own decorative talavera tiles and talavera plates!
Talavera is a type of Maiolica pottery distinguished by a base white glaze. Talavera has Spanish origins dating back to the 15th and 16th century in the town of Talavera De La Reina, Spain, where it was influenced by many of the international populating cultures. It was inherited by the people of Puebla, Mexico during the construction of the Church of Santo Domingo, which began in 1571. Though talavera is now hand-formed from the rich black and white volcanic soils in and around Puebla, Mexico, the style will always represent a melting pot of cultures–Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and of course, Mexican.
Did you miss Friday’s event? There’s more Saturday!
Experience acoustic traditional music from a variety of Mexican regions including the son Jarocho of Veracruz, pirekuas of Indigenous Michoacan, boleros, corridos and rancheras.
Los Cenzontles is a band, a non-profit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists – all working together to amplify our Mexican roots in the Bay Area and beyond. The organization was recognized by National Public Radio, and founder and director Eugene Rodriguez received the Fanfare Award from the SF Conservatory of Music in February 2017.
Also, check out Pasados del Presidio – San Francisco’s Birthday.
Want to bring a group?
If you would like to bring a group over 10 to this event, contact Presidio Education Specialist Mary Maya to reserve space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 561-4871.
Note: Moraga Avenue will be closed on June 23 from 11 am – 4 pm.
This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process.