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Loisaida Festival 2015


Loisaida Festival 2015 : Detailed Schedule ANNOUNCED!

One neighborhood…an entire community


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NEW YORK, NY – Continuing its commitment to showcase the Lower East Side’s independent and diverse spirit, Loisaida Inc. announced its lineup for the 2015 Loisaida Festival. The programming includes: Chicano BatmanCalma CarmonaHerencia de Plena, and Papote Jimenez y su OrquestaLatin Soul, plena, salsa, psychedelic beats, from east L.A. to Puerto Rico, will all converge in one spot. Beloved actor, and Loisaida’s own, Luis Guzman will host the Festival, which takes place on Sunday May 24th, 2015 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.


On Sunday May 24th, these elements merge into the Festival, where a host of culinary, cultural, artistic and musical experiences will come together under the theme of one neighborhood…an entire community. A Carnival Procession, rare these days in the downtown area, will open the event. Parallel to the main stage programming, the festival also includes a Theater Lab initiative, where diverse Latino, Spanish or bilingual theater companies will present original site-specific pieces. Hosted by actor Luis Guzman. 


The revamped Loisaida Festival will capture the meaning the event held in its early days back in the 80s. What may have started as an impromptu community gathering for neighborhood children unable to leave the city during Memorial Day weekend soon became an event to share and celebrate community, Puerto Rican and Latino culture, as well as the social and cultural differences that make Loisaida such a vibrant neighborhood.

Detailed Schedule Of Events:

Children’s Parade/Carnival Procession

11:00pm Kick-off/Staging site: Avenue C and 11th Street.

Parade Route: East on 10th Street to Avenue D, south on 

D to 6th Street, west on 6th to Avenue C, right on C, north to 

12th Street and Festival’s Main Stage by 12:00.

Stage Line Up Schedule

12:00pm National Anthems and Welcome Remarks

12:15pm DMob( Hip Hop)

12:30pm Capa Prieto- Old Plena Mayaguezana

12:45pm Zumba- By Hispanic Federation

1:00pm Calma Carmona

1:45pm Viva Loisaida Awards

2:15pm Chicano Batman

3:00pm E A Flow

3:15pm Papote Jimenez and His Orquesta

4:00pm Open for Elected Officials Remarks

4:15pm Johnny Olivio y Herencia de Plena

5:00pm Closing Remarks

**Additional information available upon request (additional photos, artists info, interview times, etc.)
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ABOUT LOISAIDA INC: Loisaida, Inc. is a Latino-based non-profit community development organization affiliated to Acacia Network. Located in the Lower East Side, it boasts over 30 years of award-winning innovative programs in education, arts, culture and community development focused on highlighting the contributions of Latinos to the vibrant cultural fabric of downtown Manhattan. One of the events Loisaida, Inc. is best known for is the Loisaida Festival, a Festival that has long celebrated Latino culture in the Lower East Side while also highlighting the community’s rich diversity. This year’s event is presented by Popular Community Bank. Additional major sponsors are the Hispanic Federation, Phipps Houses, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, ConEdison, Well Care, among others.


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