¡VIVA!: Latinx Interest

Workshop: Mini Cactus Piñata

A partnership with Chukaruka
Saturday, 9/30/2023
12:00 - 1:00
Bayview Meeting Room
Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton

5075 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States

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Prepare for an unforgettable experience celebrating ¡Viva! by creating your own mini-cactus piñata. Chukaruka has designed this workshop to help you unleash your creativity and make your own piñata like in the story The Piñata That the Farm Maiden HungThe cactus or, nopal in Spanish, has a deep significance in Mexican culture. It represents resilience, strength, adaptability, and endurance. Piñatas can be an extraordinary gift to celebrate any special occasion.

First come first served. For ages 5–15.

Piñatas can take any shape you can imagine and are usually made with cardboard, papier-mâché, and tissue paper.  They are still used to celebrate birthdays and holidays.

A familiar song is sung when breaking the piñata is...

"¡No quiero oro, ni quiero plata,

yo lo que quiero es romper la piñata!

¡Dale, dale, dale, no pierdas el tino,

porque si lo pierdes, pierdes el camino!

Ya le diste una, ya le diste dos,

ya le diste tres y tu tiempo se acabó."

Connect: Chukaruka - website | Chukaruka - Instagram

Exercise your power of imagination with programs that encourage hands-on projects for adults. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Latinx community.

¡VIVA! at the Library is a celebration of Latinx heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latinx heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish/bilingual storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

Notice: This event may be filmed or photographed. By participating in this event, you consent to have your likeness used for the Library’s archival purposes and promotional materials. If you do not want to be photographed, please inform a staff person or the photographer. A sticker will be provided to help identify you so that we can avoid capturing your image.

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