DÍA DEL NIÑO CELEBRATION 2017 at the Denver Art Museum

Celebrate Día del Niño with Art, Music & Dance

Enjoy Free Admission April 30, 2017

The Denver Art Museum will host the 16th Annual Celebration of Día del Niño (Day of the Child or Children’s Day) on Sunday, April 30, 10 am-5 pm. This yearly festivity honors the importance of children in our community.

The DAM celebrates children and youth ages 18 and under every day, and at the Día del Niño visitors of all ages will receive free general admission to the entire museum. The museum’s popular bilingual family programs also will be available and free of charge, and the day will include a variety of music and dance performances.

As it is tradition now at Día del Niño, the DAM has invited a variety of performing groups both beginners and professionals, local and international. They all practice all year round to be able to share their music, dances, and traditions with the community at this event.

New Groups

The highlights of this year’s performances are the participation of new groups to the event including Celtic Steps, Celebrate the Beat, Roshni, and Qhaswa Perú-USA.

Children in the group Celebrate the Beat
Celebrate the Beat

Old Favorites

Once again, we also will welcome traditional groups attired in marvelous costumes such as Compasa Morelos, Danza Matachina Guadalupana, The Arts & Culture from Indonesia (ARCINDA), and Chihera from Zimbabwe.

Performers in The Arts & Culture from Indonesia (ARCINDA)

In addition, there will be outstanding dancers from Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico and Ritmos de mi Perú, and the beautiful voices of Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir. Also participating are the folkloric dancers of Colorado Mestizo Dancers, México en la Piel, Grupo Folklórico Veracruz, Ballet Folklórico de Valverde Elementary, and Ballet Folklorico de la Diversidad Cultural.

Last, but by no means least, Dancing Across Cultures will present a multimedia program that will include dances to the music of composer of children’s songs Francisco Gabilondo Soler (Cri-Cri) by HOPE Online Learning Academy students.

Children performing in the group Dancing Across Cultures
Dancing Across Cultures

One Book 4 Colorado

As a special treat of the day, invited by the Denver Preschool Program, former running back for the Denver Broncos, Reggie Rivers will be one of the celebrities who will read the winning selection of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado to toddlers and young children.

Reggie Rivers and children with books in classroom
Reggie Rivers and children celebrate One Book 4 Colorado

And Much More!

In addition, four other cultural organizations in the Golden Triangle Creative District will join in the celebration. The Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, and the Byers-Evans House Museum have planned a full day of fun activities to celebrate children, family, and community.

Clara Ricciardi es la coordinadora para programas escolares y de la comunidad latina en el departamento de aprendizaje y participación del Denver Art Museum. Clara trabaja para el DAM desde 1996 y su obra de arte favorita es la escultura de San Juan Nopomuceno en la colección del Nuevo Mundo.

Clara Ricciardi is the coordinator of school and Latino community programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Clara has been at the DAM since 1996 and her favorite artwork is the sculpture of Saint John Nepomuk in the New World collection.

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