Loisaida Festival 2013 Comes to Avenue C This Sunday

The Loisaida Festival 2010 on Avenue C

The Loisaida Festival 2010 on Avenue C

The Lower East Side’s biggest annual “Latino pride” celebration, Loisaida Festival, returns to Avenue C this weekend.  On Sunday, May 26, we are told, “hundreds of community supporters, Little Leaguers and notables, led by a 45 member marching band with ‘batuteras’” will kick off the festival by circling around the Loisaida/East Village neighborhood, gathering at the New Loisaida Community Center on 9th Street, and culminate at the Festival’s main stage on 12th Street and Avenue C, at 12:30 p.m.  There will be live music throughout the day, with local organizations and vendors will be on hand to provide fun for the whole family. This will be the festival’s 26th year of outreach and festivities for the local community.

Here’s the Entertainment Line-up and Program:

Children’s Victory Parade:

12:00pm        Kick-off/Staging site: Avenue C and 11th Street.  Parade Route:

East on 10th Street to Avenue D, south on D to 6th Street, west on 6th to Avenue C, right on C, north to 12th Street and Festival’s Main Stage by 12:30.

Main Stage Line-up:          

12:30pm         Parade concludes at Stage (12th Street) – Performance by NY Twirling & Marching Band

12:45pm         Zumba at the Main Stage as part of the Ser Saludable/Be Healthy Hispanic Federation Pavilion

1:00pm           Festival Introductions –Opening Ceremony

1:05pm           1st Musical Performance: Los Soneros de Oriente 

2:05pm           Festival Announcements

2:15pm           2nd Musical Performance: Papi Shank – Urban Latin Pop

2:30pm           3rd  Musical Performance: Avenida B

3:45pm           Zumba at the Main Stage

3:45pm           4th Musical Performance: YeraSon Orquesta Charanga

4:55pm           Festival Closing remarks

5:00pm           Festival ends