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March 7, 2015 - 11:00 AM-10:00 PM & 8, 2015 – 11:00 AM. to 8:00 PM -     
40th
Los Islenos Fiesta ,  Please call us at (504) 277-4681 for more information.

Release:  February, 2015

            FIESTA 2015 SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7th and 8th  

            Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society will celebrate its 40th annual Islenos 

Festival March 7th and 8th, 2015 on the grounds of Los Isleños Museum Complex,

1345-1357 Bayou Road in St. Bernard Village. The Isleño Historic Village, situated in the rear of Los Isleños Museum, will be the setting for an expanded series of living history demonstrations, featuring folk crafts, historic vernacular lifestyles and the cultural identity of the Isleño descendant’s community in St. Bernard Parish.  

      Los Isleños Historic Village consists of seven structures. The Coconut Island Barroom, Estopinal House and Kitchen, Esteves House and Cresap-Caserta are historic structures which were re-located to the museum complex by Los Isleños Society. Each building and the surrounding grounds will be utilized for displays which will include farming, alligator hunting, trapping, boat building, trawl making, basket weaving, Teneriffe lace making and quilting. The Isleño Center will be the site of presentations interpreting the Isleño cultural identity including folk remedies, traditional Isleños cuisine, historic farming, genealogy and the Battle of New Orleans. To the rear of the complex you can experience the Houma Indian village with live demonstrations and exhibits.  

      The Los Isleños Heritage & Cultural Society is seeking men, women, girls and boys of Canary Island descent to participate in the Heritage Programs.  Saturday, March 7th, at 11:30 am the senior program (20+) is scheduled. The Junior program (13-19 yrs.) and the Islenitas (5-12 yrs.) are scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 8TH, 11:00 am.  Please contact Kathy Ziegler for registration. 

Those interested in volunteering and/or having an Art and Crafts booth are invited to contact Kathy Ziegler regarding how they may participate and support the 2015 Fiesta. 

      Parish President David Peralta and Isleños Society President Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan will open Fiesta 2015 Saturday, March 7, 2014 at 11 am. Saturday’s entertainment will include Senior Heritage program, Chalmette Jazz Ensemble, Paso Fino Horse Exhibition, La Zarzalera (Canary Islands folkloric group), August Rush and Pick 6 Band.  The Islenitos and Junior Heritage programs, Ovi-g & the Froggies, La Zarzalera (Canary Islands folkloric group) and The Topcats will perform Sunday afternoon, March 8th. For additional information, please contact Isleños Society President/Fiesta Chairman Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan (504) 615-9322 or Fiesta Co-chairman Kathy Zeigler (504) 494-5848.  For updated information please visit our website at www.losislenos.org.

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

11:00 – 12:30              OPENING CEREMONIES – SENIOR HERITAGE PROGRAM

   12:30 – 1:30             CHALMETTE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND

     1:30 – 2:30             ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOLS

     2:30 – 3:30             PASO FINO HORSE EXHIBITION

     3:30 – 5:30             LA ZARZALERA (Canary Islands Entertainers)

     6:00 – 7:30             AUGUST RUSH

  8:00 – 10:00              PICK 6 BAND

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

11:00 – 12:00              ISLENITOS & JUNIOR HERITAGE PROGRAM

12:30 – 2:30                OVI-G & THE FROGGIES

  3:00 – 5:00                LA ZARZALERA (Canary Islands Entertainers)

  5:30 – 8:30                TOPCATS  

 

PRESENTATIONS INSIDE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING 

SATURDAY - MARCH 7TH

 

1:00              TRAPPERS WAR DOCUMENTARY
                                
DAVID DUBOS & DOT BENGE

2:00              TRACING YOUR GENEALOGY
                                
JENNY JACOBY

3:00              ST. BERNARD ISLENOS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
                                
THENESOYA MARTIN & ANIBEL MARTEL

4:00              TRAPPERS WAR DOCUMENTARY
                                
DAVID DUBOS & DOT BENGE

SUNDAY - MARCH 8TH 

12:45            TRAPPERS WAR DOCUMENTARY
                                
DAVID DUBOS & DOT BENGE

 1:45              TRACING YOUR GENEALOGY
                                
JENNY JACOBY
 

2:45              THE SETTLING OF SAN ANTONIO BY CANARY ISLANDERS
                                
ANTHONY DELGADO
 

3:15              ST. BERNARD ISLENOS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
                                
THENESOYA MARTIN & ANIBEL MARTEL

4:00              TRAPPERS WAR DOCUMENTARY
                                
DAVID DUBOS & DOT BENGE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN 2015 

MARCH 7th - 8th, 2015          Los Islenos Fiesta 2015

APRIL 25, 2015                       Islenos Bass Tournament

APRIL 24 & 25, 2015               Birding Festival

MAY 2nd, 2015                       Antique and Classic Automobile Show

MAY 24th, 2015                     Canary Islands Day/Memorial Day

AUGUST 16th, 2015               Feast of Saint Bernard

OCTOBER 11th, 2015             Fiesta de la Hispanidad

NOVEMBER 5th - 6th, 2015    Museum Days

DECEMBER 5th, 2015             Los Islenos Christmas Extravaganza

You can also see the latest happenings and upcoming events though the Islenos Monthly Newsletter as well.