Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Second Annual Fiesta Fest celebrates Hispanic Heritage in New Orleans

September 15th, 2018
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Location
Mid-City Market
411 N. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for the second annual Fiesta Fest, presented by Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, on Saturday, September 15. Fiesta Fest commemorates the independence of Mexican and Central American countries, many of which celebrate their national sovereignty in September during National Hispanic Heritage month.

The Greater New Orleans area has a long history of cultural and economic ties with Mexico and Central America. Which is why when Felipe’s opened its doors more than 11 years ago, the family-owned restaurant knew its food had to be fresh, and its recipes authentic. Fiesta Fest is an expression of Latino culture and community. The experience will feature live music, dance, authentic Mexican food, and of course, the best rocks and frozen, fresh-squeezed margaritas around. The entertainment lineup includes José Fermín Salsa Orchestra & Merengue4-FOUR, Ballet Folklórico Vive MI Tierra, Garifuna Community Foundation, Inc. Cultural Dance Group, and more.

For more information about the event, please visit the Facebook event page

The event is free and open to the public.

Fiesta Fest 2018 would not be possible without the following sponsors: PERFORMANCE Foodservice Caro, Hancock Whitney Bank, Giraphic Prints, New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Republic National Distributing Company, and MDP Insurance.The event referred to above is not an event of or sponsored by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

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Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.