BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES, LACU ORGANIZES LATINO DAY IN KENNYWOOD
On Sunday, May 29th 2016 from 10:30am to 10pm, Kennywood opens its doors to this year’s Kennywood Latino Day organized by the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU). Kennywood Park will be filled with delicious Latin food stands and a variety of Latin performances throughout the day. In this event the Latino community get to experience a Pittsburgh tradition as they also share Latino tradition with the city of Pittsburgh.
Kennywood and LACU have been able to secure 150 free tickets for Latino underserved families serviced by Casa San Jose and the Latino Family Center. These tickets were donated by; Nationwide The American Heart Associaĕon, Emilianos Restaurant, Salud Mental Piĥsburgh, Sandra Quiñones Ph.D, Grace Life Church, and Kennywood itself. Anyone interested in attending can buy discounted tickets; $22 for adults and $15 for seniors, at www.kennywood.com/latinoday.
“This is a great opportunity for Latinos to feel more at home in the city,” said Karina Steren. Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) Wellness Program Coordinator from Argentina.
- Kennywood is a local Pittsburgh tradition
- Tickets are discounted at $22 for adults and $15 for seniors
- There were 23,378 Hispanics living in Allegheny County in 2014 according to the Census.
The Latino American Cultural Union and Kennywood have organized a fun‐filled Latino Day at a low cost, for everyone to enjoy. This is an opportunity for Pittsburghers to savor the tastes of Latin America and enjoy Latino entertainment in the region; and for Latinos to experience a true local tradition! “This is how strong communities are built,” said Jesabel Rivera‐Guerra, Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) President from Puerto Rico. The Latin American Cultural Union is a volunteer‐based 501 (c)(3) non‐profit organization in Pittsburgh, that promotes the Latin American and Caribbean cultures and create strategies to increase the visibility of our community in the region.