Posted by: Ken Branson | April 21, 2011

Latino Arts and Cultural Events Planned for Rutgers Day


You can learn how to build and make kites like these Mexican papalotes at Rutgers Day. Credit:

Have you ever heard of papalotes? What about chichiguas?

You’ll certainly spot some of them in the sky on Rutgers Day.  The Center for Latino Arts and Culture will show you how to make the kites — from Mexico and the Spanish Caribbean, respectively — and let you fly one and take it home.

You can also get your face painted at the CLAC booth on College Avenue and then have a chance to delve a bit deeper into Latin American culture.

The center will host an exhibit of photographs from Celestino Martinez-Lindin (1933-2005), whose work captures the old, colonial part of San Juan.

You can also visit tables hosted by Latino student, professional, and alumni organizations to learn more about what they do.  Make sure to get your activity “passport” stamped at each table and get a raffle ticket for your chance to win books and CDs.


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