Día del Niño delights with piñata-smashing and child-friendly fun

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Featured - No comments
Young dancers took to the stage and showed off their moves at last weekend’s Día del Niño event in Patterson Park. See story on page 6. | Photo by Felipe Cuahutepitzi

Young dancers took to the stage and showed off their moves at last weekend’s Día del Niño event in Patterson Park. See story on page 6. | Photo by Felipe Cuahutepitzi

On Saturday, April 30, Patterson Park hosted Día del Niño, or ‘The Children’s Day Festival”, a multicultural celebration of children hosted by the Friends of Patterson Park and the Creative Alliance

Children from all walks of life enjoyed the face-painting, paper rockets, arts and crafts, games, and the dance and musical performances by Bailes de Mi Tierra and Creative Kaos, complete with those traditional brightly-colored costumes. 

This is the sixth year Día del Niño has taken over the Park and it was made possible by the help and sponsorship of over twenty local organizations. 

One of Día del Niño’s signature event is the smashing of piñatas which were made by Patterson Park Charter School parents. The free event is meant to bring together the diverse populations of people that live around the park through music and fun. 

“Día del Niño is a holiday celebrated in Latin America and many countries throughout the world. Its mission in the Park is to bring together kids and families from all different backgrounds in a day that celebrates our children. The event is put on by the Latino community and is meant to be an intercultural and intergenerational experience for everyone,” states the Friends of Patterson Park. 

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