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28th Annual…

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Aug 23 - 30, 2014
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Aug 23 - 23, 2014
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Champions Square…

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COOLinary New…

Aug 23 - 31, 2014
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Crescent City Lights…

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
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Filthy Linen Night

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
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Free Kinder Garden at…

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HOUSE OF BLUES HOSTS…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Aug 23 - Oct 4, 2014
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Swingin' at the…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
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The Color Run

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Get ready, 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is headed to New Orleans. The Color Run, also… more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 23 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Adults/Swim Rooftop…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
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Kirk Franklin…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
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Strut + Swim Poolside…

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28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe of… more

CelebraciĆ³n Latina at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

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Contact:  Sarah Burnette
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-915-4298
sburnette@auduboninstitute.org
 
                   Celebración Latina  at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans
                                      More than a Festival - It's a Fiesta!

Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Join the fiesta at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans Saturday, October 15, 2011!

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field offers a true taste of Latin American culture with live music, children's activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations offer wellness, education and social service information. The event is presented by Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.
  • Announcements from Capital One Stage made in both English and Spanish
  • Some wildlife shows at the Shell Theater presented in Spanish

BP America, Incorporated, Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Jefferson Financial Credit Union and Wellcare are all sponsors for this exciting celebration! Wellness and community partners include Hispanic Apostalate, Latin American Civic Association of Louisiana,Office of Public Health, New Orleans Public Library Project Green and Habitat for Humanity.

West Jefferson Hospital will offer free blood pressure screening and other wellness information.
 
Entertainment Timeline:
Grupo Sensation
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.                                  
 
DJ Sosa
12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
               
Vivaz
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
DJ Sosa 
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.                                     
                               
Latin Four
2:20p.m - 3:20 p.m.
 
DJ Sosa
3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                                                      
 
OVI-G and the Froggies
3:50 p.m. 4:50 p.m.    

Irresistable treats from Brazilian Market and Cafe, Felipes Taqueria and Celina's Supermarket put the accent on deliciousness. Special Latina-themed arts and crafts keep the kids entertained.

While enjoying the fiesta, Zoo visitors may want to stroll to Jaguar Jungle, Audubon Zoo's Central America exhibit. Beautiful jaguars, spider monkeys, macaws and other iconic animals of the region are displayed in a breathtaking setting dotted with reproductions of ancient structures from Copan and Chichan Itza.   

Festival activities are included in regular admission to Audubon Zoo, which is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 2-12, and $11.95 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. For information, visit http://auduboninstitute.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=58440837dab4d883e3efe0453&id=c816b823ae&e=4b237a8f3d or phone (504) 581-4629.
  
The not-for-profit Audubon Nature Institute operates parks and museums in New Orleans dedicated to Celebrating the Wonders of Nature: Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Park and Audubon Insectarium.
  

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