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Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada returns June 29, 2019

 

FLAGSTAFF — To celebrate and recognize Flagstaff’s Hispanic roots, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces invites the public to attend to the return of the “Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada — Mariachi and Folklorico Festival” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 224 S. Kendrick St., Flagstaff.

The event is free and has drawn upwards of 400 visitors in past years.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is a significant historic site because it was the pride and centerpiece of the Hispanic community when it was built in the late 1920s by Flagstaff Hispanic pioneer families, who had strong bonds to the church.

What is a Tardeada? It’s a vibrant afternoon festival and social dance celebrating Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture and community history.

The festival’s goal is to celebrate the legacy of Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture through entertainment, music, dance, art, food and exhibits.

The Tardeada will feature mariachi and folklorico performances, a tribute to Hispanic veterans in the region, a raffle and Mexican and regular barbecue food sold as a fundraiser.

So escape the triple-digit temperature in most of Arizona, bring your chairs and canopies and enjoy the cooler mountain breezes of Northern Arizona.

More details to come…

To participate as a vendor or sponsor, please send an email to Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces President Delia Munoz at president@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

Click on photo below to view photos of 2017 Tardeada celebration

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Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrates 2017 Summertime Tardeada Mariachi & Folklorico Festival

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrates ‘2016 Summertime Tardeada’

Record crowd attends 2nd annual ‘Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada and Oldies Car Show’

Northern Arizona veteranos honored at Tardeada 2015

Car show adds shine to Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada 2015

Mariachi Sol Azteca & Compania de Danza Folklorica Arizona make successful return to Tardeada 2015

Community dances the day, night away to sounds of Grupo Fierro of Tucson at Tardeada 2015

Inaugural ‘Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada and Oldies Car Show’ on June 28 draws larger than expected crowds

 

Flagstaff Nuestras Raices to participate in 2019 Armed Forces Day Parade

May 18, 2019 Armed Forces Day Parade

FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces will participate in the 13th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 in downtown Flagstaff.

The parade theme is “Freedom is Not Free.”

To register for the parade, RSVP to flagstaffafd2018@gmail.com

Call 928-286-7446 for more information.

Click on photo below for slideshow of 2018 Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration 2017 to be held Dec. 11-12

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2016

FLAGSTAFF — The annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 with a procession from Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 224 S. Kendrick St., to  San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church, 1600 E. Route 66.

After a brief stop for a hot food and drink potluck at the Flagstaff Fire Department Station No. 2, the procession will proceed up the hill along Ponderosa Parkway to San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church for a Mass at 7 p.m.

Festivities will begin the next day at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 with a Rosary, Mananitas at 6:30, Mass at 7, followed by Café y pan at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

The church will be encircled by an estimated 300 luminarias, placed there by members of Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces.

Activities will conclude with a community potluck at 8 a.m, Dec. 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Cultural Center “The Basement.”

“Monday evening is the vigil of the celebration of the patron saint of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe,” wrote Father Patrick Mower in the parish’s Dec. 10 bulletin. “There is a beautiful celebration and procession from OLG Chapel up to our church on the mesa. We stop at the fire station (at the bottom of the hill” for a short rest with refreshments before we head up the hill. There are dancers, songs and prayers as we honor our Lady. Although many may thing this to be a “Hispanic” event, our Lady is the patron of all the Americas, not just Mexico and Central America. How nice would that be if the crowd doubled in size and race as we all walk in procession to celebrate Mass in honor of Mary together as a Church, the people of God, not divided but united in Christ. There is a bus that will leave here at 5:15 p.m. to take people down to OLG so that your cars will be here waiting for you after the Mass. We start the procession at 5:30 p.m. The whole trip is only 2.2 miles. Hope to see you there. God’s blessing on you all, you are loved.”

See slideshow from 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2016

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces announces dates of upcoming events

After a bit of a break following the winter holiday season, it’s time for Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to start planning for a number upcoming events in 2016.

> May 6 — Save the Date: Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to present First Friday Art event at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Cultural Center. Details to come.

> May 14 — Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces will participate in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Children’s Festival. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Click here for more information.

05-19-12 Armed Forces Parade03> May 21 — Save the Date: Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to participate in annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Veterans Fest, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, downtown Flagstaff. Click here for more information.

> June 3 —  Tentative: Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to present First Friday Art event at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Cultural Center. Details to come

06-27-15 Tardeada09> June 25 — Save the Date: Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to present Third Annual “Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada & Car Show” at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Cultural Center. Event traditionally includes mariachi and folklorico performances, a Hispanic veterans recognition presentation, food and a raffle. Details to come.

10-23-15 Celebraciones-02> Oct. 22-23 — Save the Date: The Museum of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces to present the 13th annual “Celebracions de la Gente,” with the member’s preview to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Celebraciones will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. Fine art and unique crafts, Mariachi music, Folklorico dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs, and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids. Click here for more information.

Photo by Frank X. Moraga ©2015 AmigosNAZ

> Late October/early November — Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces tentatively scheduled to participate in the annual “Día de los Muertos Celebration” at Snowdrift Art Space, Historic Route 66, downtown Winslow. Details on date, time to come. Click here for information on the 2014 and 2015 Día de los Muertos Celebrations.

OLG Feast Day20> Dec. 11 — The annual “Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession” will tentatively begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 224 S. Kendrick St., Flagstaff. The procession will conclude with a reception at the Fire Station No. 2 (1701 Ponderosa Parkway), before proceeding up the Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces 300-plus luminaria lit road to San Franscisco de Asis Catholic Church, 1600 E Rte 66, Flagstaff. Details to come.

> Dec. 12 — The annual “Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mariachi Mass,” which includes the lighting by Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces of about 200 luminaries, will tentatively begin at 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 224 S. Kendrick St., Flagstaff. Details to come.

Details subject to change. For more information, send an email to contact@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org or info@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

‘Paint & Wine in the Pines’ art students to gather on June 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church & Cultural Center

06-05-15 — Paint & Wine in the PinesFinal reminder for those who have registered: —  artist Vangie Rodriguez will guide students step-by-step to a Summer Sunflower masterpiece inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflowers during her next art class at the ‘Paint & Wine in the Pines’ from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church & Cultural Arts Center, 224 N. Kendrick St., Flagstaff.

Event also includes free refreshments and appetizers.

Click here or on image above for more information.

2nd annual Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada and Oldies Car show to be held Saturday, June 27 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Click here to see images from the 2014 tardeada

June 27

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces invite the public to attend its second annual “Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada” fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27 to celebrate and recognize Flagstaff’s Hispanic roots.

What is a Tardeada? It’s a vibrant afternoon festival and social dance celebrating Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture and community history.

The Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada will take place at the parking lot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 224 S. Kendrick St., Flagstaff. The church is a significant site because it was the pride and centerpiece of the Hispanic community when it was built in the late 1920s by Flagstaff Hispanic pioneer families, who had strong bonds to the church.

The festival’s goal is to celebrate the legacy of Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture through entertainment, music, dance, art, food and exhibits.

The entertainment stage will feature Ballet Folklorico de Colores – Flagstaff; dance music presented by Grupo Fierro; Mariachi Nueva Melodía from Tucson; Compania de Danza Folklorica Arizona from Tucson and the showcase group, Mariachi Sol Azteca from Tucson.

There will also be an “Oldies” car show (from the early ’60s back to the 1940s). The event will also include a tribute to Hispanic pioneers and Hispanic veterans in the region, free activities for children and a raffle (Must be present to win). Mexican and regular barbeque food will also be sold as a fundraiser for the Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces’ Cultural Heritage Fund.

Bring your chairs. Canopies are allowed.

A Mariachi Mass will then be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Mariachi Sol Azteca.

That will be followed a second Mariachi Mass at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at San Francisco de Asis Church, 1600 East Route 66, Flagstaff.

The public is invited to both events. Visit www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.org,  http://www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.com or send an email to contact@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org for more information.

Next ‘Paint & Wine in the Pines’ to be held on Feb. 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church & Cultural Center

Art in the Pines

Artist Vangie Rodriguez will lead you in painting Valentine’s Day art, above.

$25 gets you a 16×20 canvas, all art supplies. Class limited to the

first 20 students.

Bring your own beverage. Snacks provided.

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RSVPs also being taken for smaller DIY artwork, above, prepared and ready for painting. $12. paints not included.

Click here to RSVP, make payment for the art class or the DIY artwork

Wishing You All a Very Happy and Joyous Holiday Season

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Flagstaff was lit up with more than 250 luminaries prior to the early morning Mass on Dec. 12, 2014 during the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The luminaries were set up and lit by Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces. Photo by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2014

Wishing You All a Very Happy and Joyous Holiday Season

Nearly 400 luminarias were placed up the hill to St. Francis de Asis Catholic Church in Flagstaff on Dec. 11, 2014 during the opening of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The luminaries were set up and lit by Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces. Photo by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2014

Region welcomes 11th annual Celebraciones de la Gente at the Museum of Northern Arizona

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Click on image above to see a slideshow

It was a weekend filled with music, entertainment, and, most importantly, reverence for those who have gone before us as Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces and the Museum of Northern Arizona partnered for the 11th annual Celebraciones de la Gente at the museum held from Oct. 24 through 26, 2014 The event included the return of the In Tlanextli Tlacopan Aztec Fire Dancers, Mariachi Sol Azteca de Tucson, Ballet Folklórico de Colores de Flagstaff, an artists mercado, lectures, food and activities for young people.

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2014

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces supports Snowdrift Art Space’s Día de los Muertos Celebration in Winslow

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While a strong breeze prevented the traditional procession and burning of the offerings to the dearly departed, it was not enough to dampen the spirits at the Snowdrift Art Space which presented its annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on Nov. 1, 2014 in Winslow. The event included performers from Winslow Ballet Folklorico, a sugar-skull workshop courtesy of Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, plenty of food and drink and, of course, the display of ofrendas / altars honoring departed loved ones.

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2014