Miami-Dade College’s historic Koubek Center continues its bilingual family series, Playtime: ¡Plena Para Niños! with a celebration of Puerto Rican culture from noon–4 pm March 25. This event is free and open to the public.
Plena Para Niños activities will include music and dance performances and workshops by members of the esteemed folkloric group Plena Es, leading purveyors of the Afro-Puerto Rican bomba plena traditions. There will also be a storytime, craft-making, and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine available for purchase.
Playtime provides parents an engaging way for children to learn and practice Spanish. The fun and interactive family days highlight diverse arts, crafts, literary histories, and music and dance of cities with Hispanic cultures. Children are invited to sing, dance, create, and speak together en español.
The series launched with a festive bang—a Dia de los Muertos celebration, and continued with Las Aventuras del Don Quixote, Fiesta Navideña, and a celebration of Peruvian traditions.
The 2016-17 Season marks a new chapter in Koubek Center’s history—one in which the venue realizes its own programming. In addition to Playtime Días de las Familias, Koubek Center’s signature series include Little Havana Social Club, concert/dance parties in the gardens and En Residencia, an artist-in-residency initiative aligning art with activism, artist with community.
ABOUT THE KOUBEK CENTER
The Koubek Center—su casa de cultura— is an intellectual, cultural, and community hub in the heart of Little Havana. A historic landmark in South Florida, the revitalized mansion remains true to its pioneering heritage—celebrating its multicultural community with workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, concerts and more. In addition to the mansion, the iconic space includes glorious gardens, the Koubek theater, the ArtSpace gallery, classrooms, and mini performance spaces.
The programs of Koubek Center are made possible with the generous support of: Miami Dade College; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissionaires; the State of Florida, Department of State , Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Koubek Center is located at 2705 SW Third St, Miami, FL
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