9/20/15 - 9/27/15
The 45th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. The theme will be "El Movimiento Continues: 45 years of Protesta, Cultura, y 40 years of Danza Azteca."
Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. Chicano Park has been listed on the California Register of Historical Resources since 1997 and on the National Register of Historic Place on January 2013.
Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. In addition, there will be other dance groups including ballet folklorico troupes, live bands, and speakers. In addition, the celebration will include a display of classic lowrider cars organized by the Amigos Car Club, kids (all ages) art workshop led by Victor Ochoa and his volunteers, and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will sell their specialties throughout Chicano Park. The family event is always free and open to the public.
Thanks to Consuelo Manriquez (Caliposas Press) and all the musicians, artists, volunteers and raffle prize donors for contributing to another successful and fun Chicano Park Day Fundraiser this past March 1st! It was a fantastic afternoon and all proceeds go to help pay for Chicano Park Day, hosted by the all-volunteer Chicano Park Steering Committee.
Gracias to Erick De La Rosa and Chicano Art Gallery (Cesar Castaneda),& all the artists and supporters who came to the art fundraiser benefit last fall. All proceeds help offset costs for 45th Chicano Park Day celebration. Over 50 artists showcased work priced at $100 or less.
No dogs, other than service dogs, are allowed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Bus route #11 or take the blue line trolley to the Barrio Logan station or the orange line to 25th and Commercial. For alternate routes, check out www.sdmts.com/Tripplanner.asp
9/20/15 - 9/27/15
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