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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
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America's Hometown…

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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
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Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
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Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
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Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Pirate's Choice…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Pirate's Choice featuring Luke Quaranta, Terrence Houston, and… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

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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