Piñatas Navideñas y Posada celebrates and continues the joyous Christmas traditions of the Latino community in Southeast Baltimore from November 23 thru January 18.
Working with local Mexican, Bolivian, Honduran, Nicaraguan and Colombian tradition bearers, Mis Raíces, Friend of Pattesron Park, Consejo Hispano, Breath of God Lutheran Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Creative Alliance offers piñata-making workshops, an exhibition, videos, and a traditional “posada” procession culminating into a fiesta with song, mariachi, potluck and piñata breaking. For more info about each program, visit creativealliance.org/events/2013/pinatas-navidenas-mis-raices.
· Piñata Exhibition. Nov 23-Jan 18. Opening reception w/ food by Marquee Lounge. Friday Nov 23 5-6pm.
· Advanced piñata making- full build, suggested 12 yrs and older. Materials included. $10-15 suggested donation. Sundays: Dec 8 & 15. 3-6pm.
· Piñata decorating workshop for kids. Materials included. $5-10 suggested donation. Saturday, Dec 14. Noon, 1pm or 2pm.
· Posada procession, piñata breaking, potluck, mariachi & fiesta. Screening of documentary “Piñatas Navideñas y Posadas in Southeast Baltimore” w/ discussion. Friday, Dec 20. 6-8pm. Procession starts at Creative Alliance! Final location of fiesta to be determined.
Creative Alliance’s Piñatas Navideñas y Posada is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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