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Funk Monkey featuring…

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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

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Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

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The Royal Sonesta's…

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The Victory Belles…

Sep 03, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
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We Live to Eat Kick…

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White Glove Wednesdays

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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

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The Trio featuring…

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17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
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Celebrate the Dog…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
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Fulton Street’s First…

Sep 5 - 5, 2014
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Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
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Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Audubon Zoo hosts Fourth Annual Latin Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Frank Donze
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-232-7461
fdonze@auduboninstitute.org

 
It's a Fiesta Uptown!
CELABRACION LATINA AT AUDUBON ZOO
Sunday, October 13, 2013
 
(New Orleans, La.) - Looking for a genuine taste of Latin American culture - New Orleans style?

Come to Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field  and enjoy live music, children's activities and Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell handmade crafts, and local social service and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

The event is presented by Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and BP.
 
Brazilian Market and Cafe, Felipes Taqueria and Celina's will serve up signature dishes while special arts and crafts keep the kids entertained.

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

Entertainment Timeline:

AsheSon
11:40 a.m.

DJ Sosa
12:40- 1 p.m.

Ovi-G and the Froggies
1-2 p.m.

DJ Sosa
2- 2:20 p.m.

Vivaz
2:20-3:20  p.m.

DJ  Sosa
3:20-3:50 p.m.

Sensacion
3:50-4:50  p.m.

Festival activities are included in regular admission to Audubon Zoo, which is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. No outside food or beverages please!

Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Jefferson Financial Credit Union and Amerigroup. For information, visit www.AudubonInstitute.org.

Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is president and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.
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