Local Communities Celebrate ‘Dia de Los Niños’/Children’s Day

By EGP News

Bell Gardens’ Librarian reads to children at an Bell Gardens event earlier this year. (EGP photo by Nancy Martinez)

Saturday, April 27

1:30pm—City Terrace Library Día de los Niños Celebration. Festivities begin in the parking lot with outdoor art activities, book giveaways and performances by the Belvedere Middle School Drumline and Belvedere Middle School Rock Bands. Later enjoy Katia & Rafael the Mariachi Magicians, and the City Terrace Friends of the Library book sale. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.

2pm—Bell Gardens Library Día de los Niños, Diá de los Libros family storytime in English and Spanish, Play Lotería and participate in art activities. Free admission. Library is located 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

Noon -5pm—Día de los Niños at Casa Cultural Saybrook, featuring environmental & art exhibits, foklorico dancers, games, music, arts & crafts, and community resource information services. Casa Cultural Saybrook is located at 6250 Northside Dr. LA 90022. For more information, visit casaculturalsaybrook.com, call (323) 724-8546 or email casacultural@hotmail.com

Sunday, April 28

Noon-3pm—Día de los Niños Celebration at LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte in downtown LA, across from the Historic Olvera Street Marketplace. Enjoy featured storyteller Jose-Luis Orozco, bilingual children’s author, educator, and recording artist. Participate in hands-on garden, culinary, and art workshops! Free & open to the public. Take Metro to Union Station & walk one block to LA Plaza, located at 501 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more information, call (888) 488-8083 or go to http://lapca.org.

Monday, April 29

6pm—Commerce Library Día de los Niños/Children’s Day – Stories and songs with Storyteller Georgette Baker. Free admission. Bilingual program for the whole family. Share the joy of reading & imagination. Library is located at 5655 Jillson St. Commerce 90040. For more information, call (323) 722-6660 or go to www.cityofcommercepubliclibrary.org.
Tuesday, April 30

2-5pm— Día de Los Niños, Día de los Libros at Cypress Park Library in Northeast LA. . Celebrate Children’s Day! Book Day! with crafts, songs, stories, and face painting! Free admission, Library is located at 1150 Cypress Ave. LA 90065. For more information, call (323) 224-0039.

4:30pm—Montebello Library Día de los Niños Open House. The event includes stories, art activities, and a book giveaway for children of all ages. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6555.

5-6pm—East Los Angeles Library Día de Los Niños magic show, watch Mariachi Magician performs amazing magic tricks. Ree admission. Library is located 4837 E. Third St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

5:30pm—Día de Los Niños/Day of the Child Celebration with Payasos (Clowns) at Lou Costello Recreation Center in East Los Angeles. Play games with members of the Clowns Union & Clowns of North Hollywood. Sponsored by County of LA & American Red Cross. Free admission. Park is located at 3141 E. Olympic Blvd., LA 90023. For more info, call (323) 944-5331.


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