Yale Peabody Museum To Host Seventh Annual "Fiesta Latina"

The Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., will host “Fiesta Latina,” its seventh annual celebration of Latin American cultures on Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s celebration will feature traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance performances, and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

Festivities include performances by Mexican dance troupe Las Estampes (12:15 p.m.) and the Ecuadorian group Danza Folklorica Ecuatoriana (3 p.m.). In addition, Alisa’s House of Salsa will offer dance lessons (1 p.m.).

Musical groups performing include Los Melodicos (11:15 a.m.) and Guakiplena-Salsa (2 p.m.).

Visitors can participate in a wide range of activities, including face painting, making dance bells, a City Seed fruit tasting, a Latin American scavenger hunt, and tours of the Museum.

The Girl Scouts of Connecticut will help lead the project “Decorate a Latin American Bird.”

Another activity, “Color a Flag from South America,” will help children understand that there are many different Spanish-speaking peoples and invite them to find the different countries on a large map.

From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., experts will be on hand to help visitors learn about the Taino culture.

“Fiesta Latina” is sponsored by the International Association of New Haven. For additional information, contact the Peabody events office at peabody.events@yale.edu.

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