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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.