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The Guelaguetza of Poughkeepsie returns to Waryas Park – Vuelve La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie al Parque Waryas

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Guelaguetza of Poughkeepsie returns to Waryas Park
Annual festival will be held on Sunday August 14 from 1 to 7pm

The Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie and the Poughkeepsie Guelaguetza Organizing Committee (composed of local non-profit organizations and community members) are pleased to announce the 15th Annual Poughkeepsie Guelaguetza Festival 2022, Sunday, August 14, 1 to 7pm at Waryas Park, facing the Hudson River. Rain or shine.

After 2 years of pandemic and waiting for the safe reopening for residents and visitors alike, the Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie along with the organizing committee are preparing the 15th Poughkeepsie La Guelaguetza Festival, a free event for the whole family. Guelaguetza is a word from the indigenous Zapotec language that means sharing, and that is the spirit of the festival where more than 100 artists, dancers, musicians, and singers present the culture and traditions of the eight regions of Oaxaca, Mexico, highlighting the typical dances, the music of the towns, the flavors, and the majestic colors of Oaxaca represented in their costumes.

There will be dances with live music, with: Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie, New York Folkloric Ballet, Triquis Without Borders, Guadalupano Folkloric Ballet, Costa Oaxaca Folkloric Group, Natashuy Day House, Banda Azul de Oaxaca, the singers Selines, Alberto Ojeda, Mariano Cerza and Araceli Mendoza. There will also be food and crafts for sale from restaurants and shops from the region, free children’s activities tent, and information from local nonprofits.

The Poughkeepsie shore of the Hudson River has been the home to La Guelaguetza since 2008.
This most important of festivals for the Oaxacan community is an opportunity to spend time with friends and neighbors regardless of race, color, language, gender identity, or nationality. A moment for all to enjoy the culture, traditions, music, dance, food, and identity of the native peoples of Oaxaca.

This Guelaguetza will be offered in tribute to all the victims of COVID-19, focusing on health and family. We hope all visitors will attend responsibly; if you have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Alcohol consumption is not allowed.

The organizing committee for La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie 2022 is made up of Casa Comunitaria de Recursos, Hudson Valley Patriots for Immigration Reform, La Voz, Poughkeepsie Public Library, Revolución Radio, and Sun River Health, with fiscal sponsorship by the Pathfinder Foundation. Sponsors of La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie 2022 include Arts Mid-Hudson, Basch and Keegan, Hispanic Federation, MVP, Poughkeepsie Public Library, and Radio Kingston. Thanks also to the support of the City of Poughkeepsie and Hudson River Housing.

For more information: facebook.com/pokguelaguetza

Vuelve La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie al Parque Waryas
Festival anual se realizará el domingo 14 de agosto de 1 a 7pm

El Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie y el Comité organizador de La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie (compuesto por organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro y miembros de la comunidad) se complacen en anunciar el 15avo Festival anual la Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie 2022, el domingo 14 de agosto de 1 a 7pm en el Parque Waryas, frente al Río Hudson. No se cancela por lluvia.

Después de 2 años de pandemia y esperando la reapertura segura para los residentes y los visitantes, el Grupo Folclórico de Poughkeepsie junto al comité organizador preparan el 15vo festival La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie, un evento gratuito y para toda la familia. Guelaguetza es una palabra de la lengua indígena zapoteca que significa compartir y ese es el espíritu del festival donde más de 100 artistas, bailarines, músicos y cantantes presentan la cultura y tradiciones de las ocho regiones de Oaxaca, México, resaltando las danzas típicas, la música de los pueblos, los sabores, y los majestuosos colores de Oaxaca en sus vestuarios.

Habrá danzas con música en vivo, con: Grupo Folklórico de Poughkeepsie, Ballet Folklórico de Nueva York, Triquis Sin Fronteras, Ballet Folklórico Guadalupano, Grupo Folklórico Costa Oaxaca, Casa de Día Natashuy, Banda Azul de Oaxaca, los cantantes Selines, Alberto Ojeda, Mariano Cerza y Araceli Mendoza. Habrá también comida y artesanías a la venta de restaurantes y comercios de la región, carpa de actividades gratuitas para niños, e información de organizaciones locales.

La orilla del Río Hudson en la ciudad de Poughkeepsie ha sido emblemático testigo desde 2008 de la fiesta más importante de los oaxaqueños. Este Festival es una oportunidad para poder conocernos a través de la cultura sin importar raza, color, idioma, identidad sexual, o nacionalidad, donde todos disfrutamos de la cultura, tradición, música, danza, gastronomía e identidad de los pueblos originarios de Oaxaca.

Esta Guelaguetza será ofrecida en homenaje a todas las víctimas del COVID-19, enfocándose en la salud y la familia. Esperamos que todos los visitantes asistan de forma responsable; si tiene síntomas de COVID-19, por favor quédese en casa. No se permite la entrada de alcohol.

El comité organizador de La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie 2022 es: Casa Comunitaria de Recursos, Hudson Valley Patriots for Immigration Reform, La Voz, Poughkeepsie Public Library, Revolución Radio y Sun River Health, con el patrocinio fiscal de Pathfinder Foundation. Los patrocinadores de La Guelaguetza de Poughkeepsie 2022 incluyen a Arts Mid-Hudson, Basch and Keegan, Hispanic Federation, MVP, Poughkeepsie Public Library, y Radio Kingston. Gracias también al apoyo de la Ciudad de Poughkeepsie y Hudson River Housing. Para más información: facebook.com/pokguelaguetza

Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://facebook.com/pokguelaguetza

Organizer

La Voz Magazine
Phone:
8457524739
Email:
lavozoffice@gmail.com
Website:
lavoz,bard.edu

Venue

Victor C. Waryas Park
Main St.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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