LOS ISLEñOS HERITAGE & CULTURAL SOCIETY
MARCH 6, 2015 NEWSLETTER
LOS ISLENOS FIESTA 2015 will be celebrated Saturday, March 7th,
2015 and Sunday, March 8th,
2015 on the grounds of Los Islenos Museum
Complex, 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village, Louisiana. The
festival will open at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The will conclude
Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Chalmette High School band and the
United Houma Nation will perform Saturday, March 7th,
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. August Rush
will perform Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pick 6 Band will
conclude Saturday’s entertainment, performing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th,
2015 entertainment will include OVI‐G and
the Froggies (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) and conclude the TOPCATS (5:30 p.m.
– 8:30 p.m.).
The cultural centerpiece of Los Islenos Fiesta 2015 will be
performances by La Zarzalera, an accomplished folkloric group from Gran
Canaria. Jose Lantigua, president of the Federation of Folkloric Groups in
Gran Canaria organized the participation of this group. Luisa Merino is
president of La Zarzalera. Components of other folkloric groups in Gran
Canaria joined La Zarzalera to perform in Fiesta 2015. La
Zarzalera will perform Saturday, March 7th,
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8th,
2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Senior Heritage Program, honoring
the original Isleno colonists and their descendants, will take place
Saturday, March 7th,
2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Islenito and Junior Heritage
Program will take place Sunday, March 8th,
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Participants dress in the traditional
clothing of the Canary Islands.
The Trappers War Documentary, produced
by David Dubos will be shown in the Isleno Center March 7th‐8th,2015 in addition to other educational presentations including Isleno
genealogy by Jenny Jacoby and a talk about the Islenos of San Antonio,
Please bring your friends and family to participate in this wonderful
celebration of the heritage and culture of the Islenos – Canary Islanders
which serves as the major findraiser for the Isleno Society. The money
raised here funds interpretive programs, maintenance and development of
Los Islenos Museum Complex!
Los Islenos Society will hold a
pot‐luck farewell dinner in honor of La Zarzalera Wednesday, March 11th,
2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center. Attend and enjoy visiting with
this gracious folkloric group which has come to enrich our community. They
return to Gran Canaria Thursday, March 12th,