Join this free community event to honor Mexican American history in the Santa Clara Valley on Saturday, October 14th!
1. Bike Ride:
This project celebration will include a bike ride of Mexican historic sites in downtown and Eastside (11 am to 1 pm) that will end at a Tardeada/Family Dance at San Jose City Hall Plaza (1-4 pm).
The Tardeada will include a Mexican Big Band Orchestra (The Bernie Fuentes Band-15 piece orchestra) playing Mexican Swing Music
DJ (Juan Antonio Cuellar) from Arhoolie Foundation curating Mexican music played in California 1920-19601.
4 mini-documentaries (Mexican Cannery Workers, Mexican Migrant Agricultural Workers, Mexican Music and Bands, and Mexican American Civil Rights: Focus on San Jose Community Service Organization (CSO)); an introduction to our website and a commemoration of those people we have interviewed over the 17 years of collecting history for this project.
Closing out Hispanic Heritage Month, you are invited to a Tardeada & Bike Ride Celebration at San Jose City Hall on October 14, 2023.