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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

CelebraciĆ³n Latina at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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