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

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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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a 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 hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.