Newark, NJ –- August 1, 2017 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Deputy Mayor for Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles will host Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Third Annual Latin Festival on Sunday, August 6, from Noon to 10 p.m., on Bloomfield Avenue between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue, in Newark’s North Ward.
The live headline performers will be two titans of the Latin music world: Multi-platinum salsa recording star Jerry Rivera, who holds Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award nominations and, starring with him, Latin Grammy winning Reggaeton/Latin pop singer-song writer Tito El Bambino.
The festival will celebrate Latino arts and culture with a wide array of family-oriented activities, including live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and other activities for children of all ages.
“The Latino community is a vital and growing community in our City,” said Mayor Baraka. “I am pleased and honored to host this fine example of what Newark has to offer. This festival showcases the best parts of our City: our music, our sense of community, and our musical and artistic culture. I urge every citizen of Newark to take part in this great tradition.”
Leading television stations Univision New York 41 and UniMás 68, will take part in the Latin Festival for the first time. The popular DJ Flipstar from Univision’s La X 96.3 FM, a staple of New York radio, will bring its audience only the best music to have the crowd on its feet. Alex Sensation from La Mega 97.9 FM will also take the stage.
In addition to the festival’s recreational activities, free health screenings will be offered to attendees.
“The Annual Latin Festival is a great opportunity for Newark families to enjoy a fresh and wholesome cultural experience,” added Deputy Mayor Quiles. “This year’s festival promises to be bigger than before. The Department of Community Engagement is determined to ensure that both children and adults can enjoy every aspect of the event.”
Some of the sponsors include: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, JetBlue, Investors Foundation, Investors Bank, Believe in Newark Foundation, Verizon, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., BarCode, NJ Lotto, Pueblo Supermarket, Twin City Supermarket, North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association, Casa Nova Grill, and Council Member-At-Large Luis Quintana.
Please make sure to use the hashtag #NewarkLatinFest when sharing posts of the event on social media.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or participating in the Latin Festival, please contact Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Quiles at the Office of Community Engagement at 973-733-4310.
Media Note: To RSVP, please contact the Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.
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