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Piñatafest 2018 (FREE)

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The Esplanade at Navigation

2600 Navigation Blvd

Houston, TX 77003

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Piñatafest is a free community event in the East End Cultural District coinciding with Cinco de Mayo. Piñatafest celebrates the ancient cultural tradition of piñata-making and its long-lived presence throughout Houston's 2nd Ward.

Entertainment + Performances

Ballet Folklorico Azteca: an organization dedicated to teaching children and teenagers the culture and art of México by means of the dance. Come learn the basics of Folklorico Dance between 1 PM – 2 PM.

Mariachi Juchitlan Jalisco

Boricua Soul Entertainment

Art

Piñatas on the Esplanade: Large-scale sculpture Exhibition inspired by traditional Piñatas, (awards at 3 pm).

East End Art Ride with artist Celestina Billington: Meets at Moon Tower at (12 PM). Ends at Piñatafest (3 PM).

Celestina is a performance artist, grant writer, and outreach coordinator from Houston who recently directed the East End community project Sacred Voice of the Bayou, an original production featuring sculpture, space, and music.

Market

East End Farmers Market: A wide array of street vendors lining the Esplanade offering food, crafts, and drinks.

Crafts + Activities

Piñata-Pop: Children 5 and under to break piñatas with candy inside.

Community Piñata Making: Garcia's Party Store invites participants to create piñatas.

Pepakura Crafts: TXRX Labs invites participants to create contemporary piñatas utilizing Pepakura, a new form of paper crafting used to create 3D models.

Playshapes: Artist Falon Mihalic (recipient of the Kaboom Play Everywhere Grant) presents a pop-up art installation which includes a set of modular colorful building block shapes that children use to create their own spaces. Tunnels, arches, forts, paths, and more are possible with the easily stacked and combined high-density foam forms.

Mask Making: DIY crafts with local artist and designer, Michelle Ferrell.

Face-Painting: YES Prep East End Campus Art students offer their skills and talent to paint fun and fabulous designs on participants faces.

Houston Maritime Museum: DIY crafts.

RePurpose Depot: Toy homes with elements such as doors, windows, appliances which can be disassembled and reassembled with simple tools.

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The Esplanade at Navigation

2600 Navigation Blvd

Houston, TX 77003

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