Springfield Museums Events October

Family Fiesta Day

Family Fiesta Day

October 13th, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

General Museum Event

Free with museum admission!

Co-hosted by WGBY Public Television for Western New England's Latino Advisory Board.

TASTING, PERFORMANCES & DEMONSTRATIONS

Bomba y Plena, 11:15 am-noon
Percussion-driven musical traditions from Puerto Rico that move people to dance.

Food Samples, Noon-1:30 pm
Try an assortment of tradtional Latin American foods provided by local restautants. While supplies last.

  • La Veracruzana (Mexican)
  • La Fonda (Colombian)
  • Puerto Rican Bakery
  • Salsa's Salvadorian Food
  • Sol Karibe
  • Latino's Kitchen (Spanish)
  • Frontera Grll (Mexican)

Guiro Demonstration, 12:15-12:45 pm
A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side.

Salsa Class, 1-1:45 pm
Learn this popular dance, step by step!

MarKamusic Demonstration & Performance, 2-2:45 pm & 3:45-4:30 pm
Traditional, folkloric and pop music of Latin American origin, fused with Latin jazz and western instruments.

Parade of Hispanic Heritage & WGBY Digital Stories, 3:15-3:45 pm
Local students share facts about Latin American countries, dressed in traditional folk attire, followed by an original documentary presentation.

MORE...

  • Special Exhibition. Sisterhood: Mixed Media Paintings by Rosa Ibarra. 10 am-5 pm.
  • Sea Glass Mosaic activity. Inspired by Ibarra’s artwork. 11 am-3 pm.
  • Dominoes. Popular leisure activity in many Hispanic countries. 11 am-3 pm.
  • Face Painting. First come, first served. 11 am-3 pm.
  • Make a flag activity. In the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center. Noon-3:45 pm.

Sponsored by Baystate Health, Pride Stations & Stores and Springfield Technical Community College

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