Sun, Nov 20|
El Barrio’s Art Space PS109
Quetzalcoatl: Aztec Tales, Legends, and Music @ El Barrio
Language and culture are passed across generations through creative expression. Storytelling, the written word, music, and art preserve and create cultural traditions.
Time & Location
Nov 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
El Barrio’s Art Space PS109, 215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029, USA
About the Event
Language and culture are passed across generations through creative expression. Storytelling, the written word, music, and art preserve and create cultural traditions. Join Literacy Inc., NYC Reads, City’s First Readers, and Celebrate Mexico Now for a celebration of Mexican traditions of central Mexico, one of the world’s great cultural epicenters. This is an event for the entire family, little ones are especially welcome. Raffles, Stories, Children’s books, Music, dance, and more!
Aztec Tales, Legends, and Music feature Mexican Storyteller, Valentina Ortiz, and Los Mariachi Angeles de New York. Valentina will share stories of Quetzalcoatl, the agile and cunning plumed serpent; the essence of life and wisdom who is often at the center of the tales about the origin of the world, the cycle of the sun, the creation of humans, and the birth of music, food, and happiness. Storytelling will be followed by Mariachi Angeles de New York, music from the hearts of young people, who from childhood gathered in the community to learn the musical traditions of their ancestors and preserve the art form for future generations. Literacy advocates from Literacy Inc., Reads, and City’s First Readers will welcome families with fun activities and children’s books!