Community celebration honoring children, families, and reading. Free and open to the public, “Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, San Francisco” offers interactive art activities and live multicultural music, dance, and storytelling. A book give-away provides each child with his or her own book.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Mission Dolores Park (Dolores St. @ 20th), San Francisco, CA
For general information or in case of rain call 415-575-3535 x14 for alternate location.
MC: Dr. Marisol Munoz-Kiehne, Host of “Nuestros Ninos,” La Kalle 100.7-105.7FM/KLOK 1170AM
MC: Rona Renner, Executive Director & “Childhood Matters” Host on 98.1 KISS-FM
12:40-1:05 San Francisco Circus Center’s Youth Circus
1:15-1:45 Nick Barone Puppets “Tales from the Enchanted Forest”
2:00-2:30 Missia Saran Diabate, music and dance from Guinea
2:40-3:20 Golden Thread Fairytale Ensemble, traditional Iranian storytelling with folk music
3:20-4:00 Taiko Ren, Taiko drumming
Interactive art activities such as “Fishing for Letters” and Milagro making will be provided by: Bay Area Discovery Museum, KQED Early Learning, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Nuestros Ninos, Our Family, Precita Eyes Mural, SCRAP-Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts, SF Children’s Art Center, SF Recreation & Park, SFSU Jump Start, Tree Frog Trek, and ZEUM.
“Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros” (Children’s Day/Book Day) is celebrated in cities and towns across the country, and emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. San Francisco’s annual Día began in 1999, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring April 30th as “El Día de los Niños—Celebrating Young Americans.” Since then, Día has grown dramatically, with close to 1,000 participants in San Francisco alone.
Official Website: http://www.mlcsf.org
Added by Kjaller on March 22, 2007