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Archived News Release from 2010

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Celebrate “Bicentenario” in Redwood City Sunday, June 13

Redwood City, CA - June 10, 2010 - The community of Redwood City is invited to join in the celebration of “Bicentenario,” commemorating 200 years of Mexican independence, and the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s revolution. It’ll be a fun-filled day for the entire family, featuring a parade, lots of live music, dance, skits, three stages of entertainment, arts projects, crafts for sale, community groups, great Mexican food, and more! It’s happening Sunday June 13 from 11am – 6 pm on Courthouse Square and surrounding streets in beautiful Downtown Redwood City.

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco is spearheading a series of cultural, academic, and community events in San Francisco and the Bay Area, in order to reinforce the values and legacy of Mexican culture in the past 200 years, to the diverse population of Northern California. Redwood City has been selected to host one of the many celebrations, and the Consulate has been working closely with “Mexico’s Bicentenario Committee” headed by Vice Mayor Alicia Aguirre and Ernesto Schmidt, in order to support the different activities being planned for Mexico’s Bicentennial celebrations in Redwood City.

On Sunday, the main stage will feature live music from four different groups. There will also be a community stage showcasing the local talent of children from our schools, churches, and community groups that will perform theater, dance, singing, and other artistic talents.

Here’s the overall schedule of events (more details are available at

Parade! - 11 am, Marshall Street between Main and Winslow

Main Stage-
12:00-1:00pm Mariachi Tapatio
1:30-2:30pm Banda Tierra del Sol
3:00-4:00pm La Leyenda de Nueva Italia
4:30-6:00pm Rocio y su Sonora

Community Stage-
1:00-Lol-Ixim -Folklor de Niños, Son de la Negra, Jarabe Tapatio y La Bruja
1:30-Plaza Comunitaria “Vision y Compromiso”, La Piña adultos, Niños Activos de NFO Zumba Atomic.
2:00-Clifford Elementary School,Club Folklorico de Raquel Rodriguez, After School Mexican Folklorico Dance Program
2:30-Circulo Cultural, skit, song & dance related – Bicentenario
3:00-Mexico Vivo, Jalisco y Veracruz
3:30-Senorio Mixteco
4:00-Folklor- Casa de la Cultura Quetzalcoatl adultos danzando Sinaloa y Jalisco
4:30-MAAC, Skit, canciones

Kids Stage-
2 performances by La Tropa de Payasos at 1:30 & 3 pm.

Sponsors of the Bicentenario include San Mateo Credit Union (Presenting Sponsor), Chavez Supermarket (Community Stage Sponsor), Callidus Investigation & Arbitration (Kids Hands on Art Area Sponsor), Redwood City International, 93.3 La Raza, T48 Telemundo, Recology, and Redwood City and its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

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Lucas Wilder
Downtown Events Manager


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