Dolores and 18th Streets
San Francisco, California

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 providing each child with his or her own book.

MC: Dr. Marisol Munoz-Kiehne, Host of “Nuestros Niños,” La Kalle 100.7-105.7FM/KLOK 1170AM
MC: Rona Renner, RN, Executive Director & “Childhood Matters” Host on Green 960 AM

Eth-Noh-Tec presents selections from Asian Treasure Bag
Loco Bloco Stilting, drum and dance ensemble
Magical Moonshine Theatre presents a Spanish Bi-Lingual show from their Animal Folktales of the Americas.
Chris McAllister presents the Never Stop Learning Crew, a kid centered Hip Hop group.

Interactive art activities such as 3D animation, book making, Loteria game, and Dictionary of the Imagination will be provided by: Childhood Matters/ Nuestros Niños, KQED Early Learning, Poetry Inside Out, Precita Eyes , SCRAP(Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts), SF Children’s Art Center, SF Public Library, SFSU Jump Start, Young Audiences Northern CA 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.

Added by contemp jewish museum on April 11, 2009