Mes de la Herencia Hispana / Hispanic Heritage Month

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! The Waukegan Park District will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with several programs and events from Wednesday, September 15 to Friday, October 15. The programming will honor Latinxs and their contributions.

Programas / Programs

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we will create a very popular craft from Hispanic Culture.  Learn more about God’s Eye in this bilingual program and take one with you.

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Jane Addams Center
Fee: $4 (Residents) / $6 (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

Sugar Skulls are by far the most popular symbol of Mexico’s most famous holiday, “Dia de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead”. Come and decorate your very own Sugar Skull for Day of the Dead! All ages welcome! Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All material is provided. Calaveritas de azúcar son el símbolo más popular de la fiesta mas famosa de México, “Dia de los Muertos”. Venga y decore su propia Calaverita de Azúcar para el Dia de los Muertos! Todas las edades son bienvenidos! Menores de 12 años tienen que estar acompañados de un adulto. Todo el material esta disponible.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here (Space is limited, preregistration is required.)

Sugar Skulls are by far the most popular symbol of Mexico’s most famous holiday, “Dia de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead”. Come and decorate your very own Sugar Skull for Day of the Dead! All ages welcome! Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All material is provided. Calaveritas de azúcar son el símbolo más popular de la fiesta mas famosa de México, “Dia de los Muertos”. Venga y decore su propia Calaverita de Azúcar para el Dia de los Muertos! Todas las edades son bienvenidos! Menores de 12 años tienen que estar acompañados de un adulto. Todo el material esta disponible.

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here (Space is limited, preregistration is required.)

Sugar Skulls are by far the most popular symbol of Mexico’s most famous holiday, “Dia de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead”. Come and decorate your very own Sugar Skull for Day of the Dead! All ages welcome! Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All material is provided. Calaveritas de azúcar son el símbolo más popular de la fiesta mas famosa de México, “Dia de los Muertos”. Venga y decore su propia Calaverita de Azúcar para el Dia de los Muertos! Todas las edades son bienvenidos! Menores de 12 años tienen que estar acompañados de un adulto. Todo el material esta disponible.

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here (Space is limited, preregistration is required.)

2021 Dia de Muertos Celebration

The Waukegan Park District and Academia Cultural Xilotl are partnering to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a free community celebration on Saturday, October 23 from 12pm to 5pm at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts and Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park, located at 39 Jack Benny Drive. The event will feature altar exhibits, art vendors, food, music, dance presentations, and sugar skull workshops.

Papel Picado Artesanía Mexicana / Papel Picado Mexican Art Craft

Vamos a hacer papel picado, un arte popular mexicano! Let’s make papel picado, a popular Mexican art craft!