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Raíces Cultural Center Receives Arts Grant to Continue Annual Cultural Legacy Festival

The new year has brought Raíces Cultural Center news of being awarded a program grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission to continue the annual Raíces Cultural Legacy Festival. The 2013 Cultural Legacy Festival will celebrate art, music, dance, culture and history with a day of workshops, demonstrations, displays, film screenings and performances.  Selected teaching artists will also offer workshops open to all members of the community in the months leading up to the festival.

Performer and teaching artist Gina Ferrera demonstrates the gyil accompanied by festival participants Remy and Victor at Cultural Legacy Festival 2012.

Performer and teaching artist Gina Ferrera demonstrates the gyil accompanied by festival participants Remy and Victor at Cultural Legacy Festival 2012.

This is the fifth year that Raíces Cultural Center was awarded an arts grant from MCCHC and we are grateful for the Commission’s continued support.  Raíces also wishes to thank the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts for recognizing the importance of providing support for artistic, historical and cultural organizations in our local communities, allowing them a means to deliver educational and culturally enriching programs, events and experiences to their communities.  It means a lot to us to be able provide the opportunity to excellent NJ artists to teach, share and create.

Liz Lopez Velez conducted hands-on visual arts workshops for children and families and helped to organize the Cultural Legacy Festival 2012.

Liz Lopez Velez conducted hands-on visual arts workshops for children and families and helped to organize the Cultural Legacy Festival 2012.

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This program has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; through a grant provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders.