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First Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

The first Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, in downtown Orlando. The event will begin on Concord Street and Orange Avenue through the City Hall. Dr. Philips Center Plaza will be the scenario of a musical festival with Plena Libre, NG2, Roy Brown and “La Vedette de América”, Iris Chacón, among others. The grand marshal will be Tony Ortiz, commissioner of district 2. There will be a banquet dedicated to congressman Darren Soto, the first Puerto Rican of Central Florida to reach the U.S. Congress. For more information, call 407-280-7944 or visit

Mexican films festival

The Mexican Consulate in Orlando and Timucua Films invite the public to the second Mexican Contemporary Film Festival in Orlando today at the Mexico Consulate (2550 Technology Dr. Orlando) and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Timucua White House (2000 South Summer Lane). For more information, visit or mfuentes@conorlandonet or call 407-422-0514, Ext. 320 or 322.

Workshops for Hispanic Business

The organization Ser Colombia in collaboration with PROSPERA invites those interested in establishing a business to the cost-free workshops. The workshop Business Visas for Foreigners will be today at 6 p.m. and Business Plan will be Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. All workshops will be at National Entrepreneur Center (3201 E Colonial Dr., suite A20 inside the Fashion Square Mall). For more information, visit or by phone at 407-782-2666.

Puerto Rican Salsa singer Maelo Ruiz in Orlando

Puerto Rican Salsa singer Maelo Ruiz will perform tonight at Señor Frogs, Orlando (8747 International Drive) Doors open at 9 p.m. For tickets, call 321-276-2498 or visit

ESOL for beginners

Become more familiar with the English language by taking an ESOL class (English for Second Language) today and April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buenaventura Lakes Library, Multipurpose Room, at 405 Buenaventura Blvd, in Kissimmee. Two others will be Sunday and April 30 from 3 to to 5 p.m. at the Poinciana Library (PC Multipurpose Room).

Workshops ‘Know your rights’

Undocumented immigrants are invited to learn their rights and options at a workshop on immigration matters Saturday at 10 a.m. For more details, registration and address, call 321-400-5775.

Tertulia Cuatro Gatos turns 10 years

The group Tertulia Cuatro Gatos invites to celebrate its 10th anniversary with music, poetry, and more Saturday from 1 to 3:30 pm at Chickasaw Library Branch, (870 N. Chickasaw Trail). Tertulia Cuatro Gatos meets tonight at 6 p.m. at Edgewater Library Branch, (5049 Edgewater Drive); on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in South Creek Branch, (1702 Deerfield Blvd.) and on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Southeast Library Branch, (5575 S. Semoran Blvd.)

Seven Food Festival

Guests can enjoy SeaWorld Orlando’s popular music and food events as part of the all-new Seven Seas Festival (7007 Sea World Drive) Saturday. The lineup includes Salsa singer Oscar D’ León; “La Mujer de Fuego” Olga Tañón Saturday, April 29 and on Saturday, May 6, Merengue orchestra Grupo Mania. The shows are included in the Sea World admission ticket.

Universities “Justas” party

Kanny García, Algarete, Rumba Caliente, Plena Mar Latino and Banda 809 will be preform Sunday at the Universities “Justas” Party at Orlando Festival Park (2911 E. Robinson St.) Tickets are $10. For more information, call 407-431-1985.

Salsa y Sazón Music Festival

Join the best food, music and entertainment at the Salsa and Sazón Festival with its musical guests salsa singers J. Alvarez, Victor Manuelle and Jerry Rivera Sunday at Cranes Roost Park in downtown Orlando. Tickets are $15, which are payable cash when you visit 523 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. For more information, call 407-774-2626.

Malas, seven Divas

When the explosive personalities of Yolandita Monge, Charityn Goyco, Giselle Blondet, Luz García, Zuleyka Rivera, Iris Chacón and Maripily Rivera share the same stage, it’s earth-shattering. This powerful seven-woman combo brings together larger-than-life celebrities onto one shared stage. Watch as they explore contemporary situations with iconic comedic charisma Sunday at 4 p.m. at Walt Disney Theater in Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando (445 S Magnolia Ave.) Tickets are $35 and up. For more information, visit

Citizenship Classes

Discover the process of becoming a U.S. citizen and prepare for the interview and exam. Monday, April 24, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Buenaventura Lakes Library Multipurpose Room, at 405 Buenaventura Blvd., in Kissimmee.

Health treatment for undocumented immigrants

Calvary City Church (2500 W Oak Ridge Road) will offer health services for undocumented immigrants Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two gynecologists, two pediatricians, a chiropractor, a psychologist and counselors will participate. For more information, visit 407-948-5830.

Orientation about immigrant rights

Immigrant Rights Education Program and Somos Orlando Project presents the program “Know your rights in front of immigration officers” Tuesday, May 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 6900 S. Orange Blossom Trail, second floor. It’s a cost-free event.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Fest

Explore the historical and cultural importance of Cinco de Mayo through stories and crafts Wednesday, May 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. at West Osceola Library Multipurpose Room (305 Campus St. in Celebration).


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