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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

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

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Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2014

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Flagstaff celebrates 2014 Armed Forces Day Parade

AFP01FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, Ballet Folklorico de Colores – Flagstaff, classic car owners and other supporters of active duty military and veterans  joined in supporting Armed Forces Day Parade, held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.

The theme of this year’s event was “Remembering Fallen Warriors.”

Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada to be held June 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mariachi Mass on June 29

June 28-29Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces invite the public to attend the inaugural “Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada Fiesta” from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28 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 Tardeada Fiesta 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, accordion music by Grupo C-J de Marley from Phoenix; and the showcase group, Mariachi Sol Azteca from Tucson.

Click here to see schedule of events.

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, Hispanic veterans and recent Hispanic immigrants to the region. Free activities for children will include colorful crafts celebrating Hispanic heritage, a cakewalk and a Tardeada Coloring Contest. Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces will also sell Mexican and regular barbecue food as a fundraiser for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cultural Center heritage fund.

A Mariachi Mass will then be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with the Rev. Patrick Mowrer and Mariachi Sol Azteca.

The public is invited to both events. Visit www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.org, send an email to contact@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org or call Delia Muñoz at 928-380-0380 for more information.

Celebrating Northern Arizona Hispanic Veterans

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In remembering “Our Roots,” Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces is proud to recognize the sacrifice and dedication of veterans in the region. The group honors local veterans by participating in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade held each spring in Flagstaff, recognizing veterans during its annual Hispanic Reunion Picnic and by placing an altar dedicated to veterans at the annual Celebraciones de la Gente. Here are some photos of Hispanic veterans in Northern Arizona.

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrates 2013 Hispanic Reunion

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Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrated its annual Hispanic Reunion on Aug. 24, 2013 at Fort Tuthill at the Coconino County Fairgrounds.

More than 60 guests took part in the activities which included food, music, games for the children including a piñata, a cake walk and a display of historic photos and information about the Hispanic pioneers of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.

The reunion was followed by a dance featuring Tejano Music Award nominees Grupo XS at the American Legion in Flagstaff.

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2013.

Flagstaff honors veterans, active service members with 2013 Armed Forces Day Parade

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Flagstaff recognized Armed Forces Day on May 18, 2013 with a parade in downtown Flagstaff, Northern Arizona. The parade was followed by the Veterans Stand Down at American Legion Post 3 and the Armed Forces Day Military & Veterans Expo at Wheeler Park. Click on the image to see a slideshow from the celebration. Hover over each image to see a description.

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, others recognize 2013 Armed Forces Day

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Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces presented its Hispanic veterans information table at Wheeler Park. Flagstaff celebrated Armed Forces Day on May 18, 2013 with a parade in downtown Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona Veterans Stand Down at American Legion Post 3 and the Armed Forces Day Military & Veterans Expo at Wheeler Park. Click on the image to see a slideshow from the celebration. Hover over each image to see a description.

Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces holds 2012 Hispanic Pioneer Potluck/Picnic

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Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrated its annual Pioneer Potluck/Picnic on Aug. 11, 2012 at Fort Tuthill at the Coconino County Fairgrounds.
The event featured food, music, games for the children including a piñata and a display of historic photos and information about the Hispanic pioneers of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.

Photos by Frank X. Moraga / AmigosNAZ ©2012.