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Audubon Zoo Hosts Celebracion Latina


Celebrate Latin American culture at Audubon Zoo on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Audubon Zoo will be shining the spotlight on Latin-American culture as Celebracion Latina returns Uptown on Sunday, October 16.

The family-friendly festival presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University has called Audubon Zoo home since 2010.

Celebracion Latina offers live music, children's activities and Latin cuisine prepared and sold by New Orleans area restaurants. Local artisans also will sell handmade crafts.Area social service and community organizations will be on hand to provide information about wellness, education and other topics.

A full day of live entertainment is scheduled for the Capital One Performance Pavilion, beginning with Muevelo at 11 a.m. and concluding with Ovi G & The Froggies who will take the stage at 3:30 p.m.

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman
"Celebracion Latina is a wonderful way to recognize Louisiana's rich Latin American heritage. We invite everyone to come and enjoy a day of family activities, Latin food and music and the wonders of nature at Audubon Zoo.''   
Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman

Celebracion Latina is staged with the support of Jefferson Financial Credit Union and Pan American Life Insurance Group. WWNO 89.9 FM in New Orleans is the event's official media sponsor.

While enjoying the festivities, visitors can stroll through Jaguar Jungle, Audubon Zoo's Central America-themed exhibit that features jaguars, spider monkeys, macaws and other animals from the region. Jaguar Jungle is dotted with reproductions of ancient structures from Copan and Chican Itza.

Festival activities are included in regular Audubon Zoo admission. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. No outside food or beverages are allowed in Audubon Zoo for Celebracion Latina.

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. For more information, click here.

Entertainment Schedule:

11:00 a.m. Muevelo

12:15 p.m. OTRA

1:00 p.m. Tribute to Hispanic Apostolate

1:30 p.m. La Tran-K

2:00 p.m. Animal

:30 p.m. La Tran-K

3:00 p.m. DJ Sosa

3:30 p.m. Ovi G & The Froggies

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.