The Mexican Cultural Center in collaboration with Telemundo Denver announces the first annual virtual celebration of “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children.” Throughout April, cultural partners throughout the community will offer free online programs for youth and their families, including six bi-lingual family activities by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Other cultural partners include Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Public Library, History Colorado, and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
“The DCPA is delighted to be part of this community-wide celebration of children and their families,” said Allison Watrous, Executive Director of DCPA Education and Community Engagement. “Storytelling is the basis live theatre, so what better way to engage young audiences than bringing beloved books to life and creating stories from their own imaginations.” Longtime DCPA teaching artist and actor Iliana Lucero will lead these bilingual, online activities:
- Zoom Family Playwriting April 10, 1pm REGISTER
- Zoom Family Story Time April 3, 10am Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena REGISTER
- Zoom Family Story Time April 10, 10am We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio REGISTER
- Zoom Family Story Time April 17, 10am Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera REGISTER
- Zoom Family Story Time April 24, 10am Saturday by Oge Mora REGISTER
- Zoom Family Playwriting April 24, 1pm REGISTER
Activities throughout the month build toward April 25 when five area attractions offer free admission in honor of “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children”: Denver Museum of Nature and Science (9am-5pm), Denver Art Museum (10am-5pm), Clyfford Still Museum (11am-5pm), History Colorado (10am-5pm) and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (11am-5pm). Due to Covid-19 regulations, all guests are required to have a timed ticket for free entrance to any of the Museums and these can be reserved online.
“We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to once again bring Children’s Day Celebration to our community this year as unfortunately, we had to cancel the celebration due to the pandemic in 2020,” said Ericka Hernandez, Program Director of the Mexican Cultural Center. “The Mexican Cultural Center is honored to be able to count with the colossal support of our cultural partners to bring this celebration virtually this year. We love the idea to be able to innovate and reinvent ourselves to make sure we continue to celebrate our youth and children.”
For more information about the Virtual Día del Niño celebration, visit Telemundodenver.com/comunidad.