Celebrando dia del Nino y Libro, a celebration of children’s well-being and their love of books, happens Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Totem Books in downtown Flint.
Come and enjoy music, dancers, bilingual stories, performers and snacks and take in the cultural art.
El Ballet Folkorico will perform a series of short Mexican dances for children and parents. Students will share the classical repertoire and Mariachi style presentations.
The non-profit organization is focused on preserving Mexican culture and enriching children’s lives through dance, music, and education. Students are taught folkloric dance originating from Mexico. El Ballet Folkorico also offers instrumental and vocal instruction for beginners and intermediate musicians.
Members of the Latinos United for Flint will read Mexican-themed books to help tell the story of people, music and culture. The organization strives to empower and support the Hispanic and Latino community through advocacy, education, and health initiatives.
The independent bookstore is owned by Dean Yeotis, who bought the building to get rid of a party store and improve the neighborhood. He retails food, beverages, books and music in vinyl and CD format.
The store is the perfect backdrop for celebrating children and their love of books.
The event is a collaboration effort of the Hispanic Technology and Community Center of Greater Flint, El Ballet Folkorico and Totem Books.
Come share stories and stay for food and conversations.