Coming up this Sunday, it’s the 28th annual Loisaida Festival. Hosted this year by the Lower East Side’s very own Luis Guzman, there will be musical performances, arts & crafts for the kids and plenty of delicious food. The event kicks off with the Loisaida Fest Parade. More from the Facebook invite:
This year’s Carnival Procession theme is “One neighborhood… and entire community” in celebration of Loisaida’s unique inclusive diversity and social vibe. The Loisaida Fest Carnival Procession has a family friendly neighborhood vibe consisting of community and visiting contingents of marching bands, little leaguers, civic and community organizations, antique/classic bicycles, twirlers, public agencies and various other groups making their way through the parade route to the cheers of spectators. The main components of the Carnival Procession, or Children’s Parade, are the New York Stars Twirling and Marching Band, Inc. opening contingent, the Felix Millan Little League contingent, diverse local or visiting contingents, such as the Swing bicycle clubs, etc…, and the closing contingent. This year’s closing contingent will feature a special presentation by the cast of the upcoming production of SUEÑO, A Latino Take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; an evening full of Fantasy, Afro-Caribbean Dance, Puppetry, and Magic! A production by Teatro SEA that combines actors, dancers, puppets, live music and much more, and which will be presented from June 5th through June 28th outdoors at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center and performed in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Festival hours on Sunday are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Avenue c from East 6th to East 12th streets. The event is free.