Thursday, September 30, 2010


Dear Exhibitors,
Here is the form that we are using. Please fill out and return via email or fax to 626 791 9418.

I have spoken to each of you individually regarding our costs. Those that need an one day business license, please do so as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please send as soon as possible.

Because our event is just around the corner, we are not accepting any new exhibitors. If you are interested in participating, leave us your information and we will contact you for our jamaica in 2011.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Entry information, detailed

Latino Heritage parade & jamaica entries

The formation will be the same as it has been in past years.
9 a.m. Group check in.
10 a.m. Entry representative meets with formation team.
11 a.m. Parade kicks off.
The more formal, easily copied version will be available for download this evening.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Kidspace Family Free Night

Free Family Night: Hispanic Heritage
Tuesday, October 5 from 4-8pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with cultural art activities by Lation Heritage from 5 to 7pm and a dance performance by Folklorico Nahuatzen at 6. This program is made possible in part by the Pasadena Art & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs.
Please join us next week!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Grand Marshal is...

And the Grand Marshal is...Sonia Marie De León de Vega, conductor, founder of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. This is the only orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to take classical music to the Latino Community. Through the Discovering Music program they bring music to the classroom.
We are thrilled that she w
ill be out Grand Marshal.
To learn more about Sonia or about the SCO.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

VADA, Pasadena High School

The Visual Arts and Design Academy is an amazing program in the Pasadena Unified School District. The students who attend are some of the most talented students in the district area. We've been fortunate to partner with them in a variety of areas.
One of the ways we have worked together has been on their entry for the parade & jamaica. The year we highlighted the 1890s they had material focused on the move from agricultural to urbanized living. This year connecting with our theme "Our America" they began focused on Latino Culture, since it is a Latino focused event, and then went on to share something of their own culture or heritage. There will be 5 banners each about 12 feet in length.
If you look at the banner closely you can see where they are in sharing the multiple heritages that are part of the students background. The images chosen come from the research that is required of the students before they work on the project.

The purple fish is a koi, the warm colored creature farthest from camera is a bird, and the image closest to camera is Stonehenge. The idea that culture can be informative and valued has gone beyond a sort of mini-tourism to being meaningful. Appreciating one's own culture or heritage, often allows you to appreciate and value other cultures. That in itself can be one of the best qualities of our shared America.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Partial listing of parade participants

Center for community and Family Services Head Start, Ballet Folklorico Mexica, Visual Art and Design Academy, Pasadena High Sachool, Cleveland Elementary, Madison Elementayry, John Muir Mighty Mustang Marching Band, San Rafael Elementary, Washington Accelerated, Ballet Folklorico Sol y Luna, Elena Ole International Dance Troupe, Jefferson Elementary, Eliot Middle School, and more...
Please join us!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Children's area, part 2

We'll also have arts and crafts - facepainting, making your family nopal(cactus), papel picado, loteria - 1910-1920 style, playdough tortillas, and more.

Vendors at the jamaica, part 1

In keeping with our theme of Our America, vendors at the jamaica will be bringing a wide ranges of wares. As soon as I have images I will share them.
Susan Hernandez, working with her business partner - her mother, has started up the business Latin Inspired Designs, for more images go to To quote them, " We are proud to represent the art of Mariachi and Folklorico through our creations". There will also be jewelry and crafty kits available, too.

Please go to their website to get a good look at their work, I'm unable to manipulate the image to do doll justice.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Children's area, part 1

We have a sponsor for the Children's Area! This will be a good bit of living history - complete with re-enactors!
So now we are going ahead with a lot of the details we thought we might not be able to share. As we finalize pending items here are some of the things that were popular in 1910-1920. Here and in other countries in Latin America.
Jacks, marbles, horseshoes, hopscotch, badminton, jumprope, pick up sticks, croquet.
More activities to be listed tomorrow.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fiestas Patrias

Hope to see you here as we continue celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

Villa-Parke Community Center

363 E. Villa Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

Camp Stories

CAMP STORIES - Before - During & After the Internment of Americans of Japanese Ancestry during WWII........ SAT - Sept. 18th 9:30am- 12 noon - Hosted by Southern CA Public Radio (KPCC), Includes Reception & Photo Exhibit by Stone Ishimaru and 40's tunes with Johnny "Kiki" Pal. Must RSVP - .........Presented by Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal and Produced by WOW! Event Productions.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Latino Heritage Every Third Friday Film

We regret that tonight's screening is cancelled.
We'll be back in October!

Entry forms for the 2010 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica

Although Monday was set as our cut off for entries, we are able, thanks to some volunteer help, to extend our entries to 9/24.
And thanks to our good buddies, the fabulous group Conjunto Los Pochos, we are able to have you get to the entry form via this link.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting to know a little about our neighboring history

Congratulations to the Monrovia Latino Heritage Society. Their inaugural exhibit, which took place last Sunday, was a fine success. It looks like they will be able to share some of their Monrovia pride both at the parade and at the jamaica.

It will be great to see the ways in which our different communities have shared experiences and ways in which their experiences are unique to that community.

It will be really fine to have us spend time with each other.

Check them out on facebook - enter Monrovia Latino Heritage Society.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica

The excitement builds!

Here is the poster for this year.

We could use some help distributing it in our community. If you could help please contact the email address below.

We'll be sharing more about the event on the blog.
Entry forms have been distributed to the leaders of entries that have participated in years past.
If you would like an entry form, would like to be an exhibitor, or would like to volunteer please contact