¡Celebramos! is underway, and our campus is filled with swirls of color from ballet folklórico dancers and the trumpeting of mariachi bands. Bring your family and share your traditions with the community or learn more about Hispanic culture through art, music, food, dance and flowers.
“Starting Saturday, October 16, we’re offering multiple programs for families to explore Hispanic traditions,” says Innovative Learning Manager Demekia Biscoe. “It’s a great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful fall weather and spend a day at the Garden.”
Here’s a rundown of all of our special programming for ¡Celebramos!—we look forward to seeing you there!
Oct. 16: ¡Celebramos Education Programs
All programs are free with Garden admission, but registration is required for most. All programs except the documentary screening take place outdoors.
10 – 10:45a Mariachi Music by Paschal High School Mariachi Band
*no registration required
10 – 10:45a Storytime in English
11a – 12p Artist Talk by Fort Worth Muralist Juan Velázquez
*Intended for adults and families with older children.
11a – 12p Exploration Station: Making Ojos de Dios
1 – 2p Exploration Station: Making Flores de Papel
Sponsored by Artes de la Rosa Fort Worth Cultural Center for the Arts.
2 – 2:30p Storytime in Spanish
2:30 – 3:15p Screening of the “The Rose: A Sense of Place.”
Enjoy this documentary exploring the history of the historic Rose Marine Theater and its role in Fort Worth’s Hispanic community.
7:30 – 9:15p Family Movie Night: “Coco.”
Join us in the Horseshoe Garden with your family and friends as we feature Disney’s “Coco.” Picnic baskets are available for pre-order from Rock Springs Café. This is a free event, and registration is not required.
About “Coco”: Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
1:30 – 3p Mariachi Band Performance from Carter-Riverside High School
10 – 11:30a Mariachi Band Performance from Castleberry Middle School
1:30 – 3p Mariachi Band Performance from Castleberry High School and South Hills Hight School
1:30 – 3p Mariachi Band Performance from J.P. Elder Middle School
10 – 11:30a Family Workshop: Sugar Skulls
Join us to prepare for Day of the Dead by making your very own sugar skull! A local artist will help guide children and their families as each participant receives a sugar skull to decorate. Learn more and register online.