Submitted by: Laurie Heinerichs, Director of Marketing, Public Relations & Sales, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Hosted by the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc. (Concilio), the Hispanic Fiesta will include a variety of folkloric music, dancing, entertainment, art, crafts and cuisine.  As part of the PECO Multicultural Series, the history and heritage of Hispanic culture will be celebrated on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This year, the Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is presented by State Farm.

The Hispanic Fiesta will feature two exciting days packed with music, dance, entertainment and authentic Latin American cuisine.  Salsa favorite Michael Stuart will be perform on Saturday July 14th.  On Sunday, July 15th two headliners are featured, bachata sensation Andy Andy and merengue Grupo Oro Solido

Other local and regional artists performing  at this year’s Hispanic Fiesta include: Alex Alex; Batucada de Puerto Rico; Amla’s Jazz Band; Tony Tony; the Jimmy George Band; D’lyone; Salsa Klabe; various Latin dance groups and many more.

In addition to the music of Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, salsa, bachata, merengue, and musica urbana, the Fiesta will showcase artisan crafts and authentic foods from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, and other parts of Latin America.

This free Fiesta works to publicize the importance of the Latino culture and the contribution of the Hispanic community to the Philadelphia region. It is one of the many cultural events hosted by The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio).  Concilio is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2012.  Concilio is a non-profit organization based in North Philadelphia and focused on providing a variety of social service programs to families in need (including foster and respite care, summer youth programming, housing counseling, and immunization outreach). 

Admission is free for all PECO Multicultural Series events.  KYW Newsradio and NBC 10 are proud media partners of the series.

PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s most active corporate citizens, contributing about $5 million in grant support annually to leading educational, environmental, arts and culture and community development organizations. The company’s employees volunteer thousands of hours of time and talent each year as board members, volunteers, fundraisers, coaches and mentors. 

The company has a strong tradition of community leadership and puts its energy into programs that have a meaningful, measurable impact on the Philadelphia region.

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