Date: 07/29/2016 - 07/31/2016

Time: All Day

Price: Free

Festival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio, commonly known as the LoizaFestival in El Barrio, celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City. The festival was founded by Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza. Now in its 49th year, with an intergenerational team of organizers, the summer cultural event attracts a wide range of artists, craft vendors, and community leaders. With food vendors, artists’ showcases, and interactive arts and crafts workshops for children, the festival welcomes all communities. If you want to have a blast creating child-friendly arts and crafts, listening and dancing to live beats, and/or savoring Latin cuisine, this festival is for you! Plus, it’s free! The festival will include the following elements and more: Musical Performances: ¡Bomba Yo!, Herencia de Plena, Matteo y su Cumbalaya, Boricua Legends, Herencia De Mi Tambo,Bombazo Dance Company, Compañía Folklórica Ritmos & Taino Guatu Macu a Boriken, Los Hermanos Moreno. Children’s Day: (Friday, July 29th): A day of free fun interactive cultural arts workshops, games, face painting, stilt walker, magician, mobile children’s library, performances, and pop-up playground. There will be activities throughout the weekend. Sunday Processional of Saints: Departs from St. Cecilia Church E. 106 St. BTW Lexington & Park Avenues at 11:30am Vendors of Traditional Foods and Crafts

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