Wednesday April 29, 2009
Santiago Ruiz Coco Corona
Executive Director Event Producer
MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS PRESENTS
“San Francisco CINCO DE MAYO” at Dolores
SAN FRANSICO CINCO DE MAYO Festival is a wonderfully unique experience--Bring your picnic blanket andentire family, including los abuelos/grandparents, to enjoy the sun, cultural entertainment, recreation and dramaticcity view!
What: Mission Neighborhood Centers invite the entire bay area community to San Francisco's CINCO DEMAYO Festival, Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10a-6p at Dolores Park between 18th & 20thSt. -- FREE all day HealthScreening, Cultural Entertainment, Kid's Activities, Art/Crafts, Lucha Libre Wrestlers, Soccer Skills Camp andMission Dolores tour -- a short walk from BART 16th St. Station and Muni/Light Rail Church/18th St. stop.
FREE hypertension health screening, sponsored by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), including bloodpressure, glucose, and cholesterol testing with onsite results and referrals —FREE health tools given away to adultsand children while they last!
This Year's Mascot: Cartoon Network’s “Scubby Doo” will be at the park taking pictures and giving paw-prints todog lovers and the kids too!
MNC's festival’s goal is to promote education, healthy lifestyle and alternative resources for family/childrenby introducing new, “Health”, “Education” and “Going Green” sections featuring community non-profits, county/stateagencies, and retail vendors along with our traditional/cultural arts/craft/food vendors—all in an alcohol-freeenvironment.
The stage program will include Univision morning show “Al Despertar’s” delightful host, Kira Vilanova, as SF Cinco’sevent mistress of ceremonies, as well as LA rockeros “Zhono” and “Futuro Picante”, Mariachis “Colima” and“Femenil Orgullo Mexicano”, Azteca/Folklorico Dance, illusionist “Anthony the Magic”, Soloist “Berta Olivia”, “LuchaLibre” personalities and more.
This event targets 10,000 families which is 4+ (parents, child+, and grandparent) via our outreach to SF UnifiedSchool District student/families, our multichannel media partners COMCAST, Univision KDTV14, TeleFutura 66,Radio LaKalle, general KISSfm, MOVINfm, and Green960am, print, web placement and transit partner BART viabay area wide electronic platform signs and more.
WHY: The event benefits the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Celebrating 50 years of Community Service“1959-2009” (www.mncsf.org). Since 1959, MNC has provided a wide variety of social services through qualityprograms that promote self-sufficiency and community growth for the Mission District’s low-income residents throughtheir Head Start, Youth Development and Senior Services Programs.Event Sponsors: Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., SF Grants for the Arts, Comcast, American Society ofHypertension, Wells Fargo, Western Union, SF Health Plan and more.
When: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 200910:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: DOLORES PARK18th & Dolores Street, San Francisco, CAFREE EVENTPROGRAM BEGINS AT 10:00 A.M.THERE WILL BE FREE MUSIC, BALLET FOLKLORICO AND AZTEC DANCERS, ARTS ANDCRAFTS, BOOTHS AND MORE!