Friday, May 24, 2019

Head over to the 32nd annual Loisaida Festival on Avenue C this Sunday

The 32nd annual Loisaida Festival takes place this coming Sunday — always the day before Memorial Day — from noon to 5 p.m. on Avenue C (Sixth Street to 12th Street).

This year's main stage lineup includes old school Puerto Rican pleneros, experimental salsa, Cuban charanga, Afro-Cuban dance and a special musical performance from Puerto Rican theater troupe Y No Habia Luz.

Find the full lineup and schedule for the main stage at this link.

And here are more details via the EVG inbox...

The Festival historically kicks off each year with the Community Parade, a carnival through the streets of Loisaida that leaves from Dry Dock Park at 11 a.m. sharp. Batala NYC, the all-women, Afro Brazilian samba-reggae ensemble will be marching with us! A Community Pageant later closes the Loisaida Festival Theater Lab.

Artwork, costumes, and other props for the Parade and Pageant are created from recycled and found materials from the neighborhood.

The festival is rain or shine... as of now, Sunday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 88 (!!!).

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