The CubaNOLA Arts Collective, in cojunction with LatiNola and the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans present –
VECINOS – Mid-City
A Celebration between Neighbors
3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival
Comiskey Playground & the 600 block S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
between Baudin and D’Hemecourt
Sunday, October 2
10am to 5pm
On Sunday, October 2nd, the CubaNOLA Arts Collective will host Vecinos—Mid-City (A Celebration Between Neighbors) at Comiskey Park in the 600 Block of S. Jeff Davis Parkway. Live local music, sports competitions, children’s activities and free health screenings will enliven the neighborhood all day long.
In its third year—the first year the event has been held in Mid-City—the festival continues to expand with an increasing range of free activities. Traditional games, folklore, and dance will entertain the entire family as live music from salsa to brass bands and bounce plays continuously. Exciting, quick-round soccer tournaments, basketball, and volleyball will give neighbors a chance to play together and enjoy the weather. There will also be soccer clinics for children who don’t want to miss out on the sports fun. Besides connecting families with community resources, the festival will also host health clinics that offer free tests, including cholesterol, eye exams, HIV testing, and more.
Vecinos—Mid-City is a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your neighbors. Presented by the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans as well as LatiNola and the CubaNOLA Arts Collective, the heritage festival will bring the community together to celebrate Latino culture in New Orleans. Bring your family and friends to Comiskey Park on Sunday, October 2nd to join the fun.
This all day family event will bring together Mid-City neighbors to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and all the Latino cultural influences that have shaped New Orleans culture since the city’s very founding in 1718. The festival includes music, dance, folklore, children’s activities, an extensive health and community resource fair, soccer, basketball, volleyball and more.
For more information please call 504-821-7228 or go to www.cubanola.org.
VECINOS Mid-City is presented by the General Consulate of
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. Both grants are administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. It also supported by the Shell Hispanic Employee Network of Louisiana, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and NOESiS Design Associates, LLC. (noesisdesign.net). Mexico in New Orleans, the General Consulate of Honduras in New Orleans, CubaNOLA Arts Collective, Puentes New Orleans Inc., LatiNola, FACES/Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Andela, Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association.
The CubaNOLA Arts Collective is supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.