Past Event: Join RiseBoro at ¡CalabazaFest! 2018 on October 28th

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 by RiseBoro


DATE & TIME: Sunday October 28th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Maria Hernandez Park – Main Stage Area
Rain Location: RB Youth Center – 1474 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
(Closest mass transit: L/M Train Myrtle/Wyckoff St / 52 Bus @ Gates & Irving)

ADMISSION: Free! RSVP to let us know you are coming.



RiseBoro Community Partnership is proud to present ¡CalabazaFest! 2018, a free, all-ages, music-filled, outdoor mini-festival, costume party, and community celebration returning once again to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park on Sunday, October 28. Combining Harvest Fair, Day of the Dead, and Halloween traditions, CalabazaFest has become a highlight of the autumn season for many.

The live stage show at CalabazaFest will feature world-famous mariachis and exciting Mexican folk dances in colorful ceremonial costume.

CalabazaFest will also feature a mini farmers market, delicious food, live cooking demonstrations, hands-on pumpkin crafts and mask-making, and a creative costume contest finalé (with prizes) - so come in your Halloween best.

Live stage performances by:

Activities with our ¡CalabazaFest! Collaborators:

  • Face painting & Candy Skull mask making for for teens and kids
  • Delicious seasonal cooking workshops by Riseboro and NYCDOH with recipes to take home!
  • Creative Costume Contest finalé (prizes awarded)
  • RB Farmers' Mini-Market : Honey, cider, fall veggies, and more
  • Food for empowerment by The Doe Fund
  •  FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream

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Made possible by generous support from Council Member Antonio Reynoso.
Additional support from Bushwick Bark.

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