April 16, 2004

CHICANO PARK DAY CELEBRATION APRIL 24TH, 2004

“TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” is the theme of the 34th Annual Chicano Park Day on Saturday, April 24, 2004, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego. This family celebration is free and open to the public.

Established by Chicano activist on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history.

Visitors to Chicano park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec indigenous dance, coordinated by Toltecas En Aztlan. Live bands like PEACE BY PIECE, OPAQUE, LEDESMA BROS., ACTEAL, PHATSO (from LA), OLLIN (from LA), BALLET FOLKLORICO CHICANO, GRUPO FOLKLORICO CHICANO JUVENIL, BALLET FOLKLORICO YAQUI, BALLET FOLKLORICO TAPATIO, GRUPO FOLKLORICO DE HUICHOLES, and speakers. In addition, there will be a display of classic low rider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, and children’s activities. During our flag raising ceremony we will be honoring 5 or our past members who have passed away since our last celebration in 2003. Food arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park, as well as informational booth.

Chicano Park is located off Interstate 5 (César Chávez Parkway), under the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

For further information, please call (619)563-4661, or e-mail at cpscchicanopark@ixpres.com, or web site www.chicano-park.org

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