Calendar

Sep
28
Sat
Film Screening: Return to the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, 2nd Floor James Brown African American Room
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Screening: Return to the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, 2nd Floor James Brown African American Room

Saturday, September 28th – 2-5 PM
The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Documentary filmmaker, Mitchell Teplitsky presents his new film, Return to the Andes – a sequel to the 2007 documentary, Soy Andina. In Return to the Andes, a Peruvian woman living in New York City travels back to her birthplace to help local women start their own businesses — and ends up running for mayor. Will she become the first woman to be elected mayor of her town, running on a platform of sustainable development and anti-corruption? The screening will be followed by commentary and Q & A with Teplitsky and protagonist, Nélida Silva.

Oct
10
Thu
Musical Performance: Dancing to the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Musical Performance: Dancing to the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall

Thursday, October 10th – 6-8 PM
The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

An evening of Andean music and dance performances by various Andean groups: Sumac Punchau, from Perú, Bolivia and Chile; and Bien al Sur, from Argentina.

Oct
26
Sat
Food Event: A Taste of the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food Event: A Taste of the Andes @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall

Saturday, October 26th – 2-5 PM
The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

The Andean region is home to a wealth of food products, dishes, and cooking techniques. Over 3,000 species of potato, various types of corn, and grains and seeds like quinoa originated in the Andes. Nutritionist, Ana María Quispe, will demonstrate how we can all enjoy a healthy, affordable diet through Andean foodways. The public will have the opportunity to sample traditional dishes of the Andean regions.

Nov
9
Sat
Children’s Fest | Pachamama @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Children’s Fest | Pachamama @ The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 9th – 2 PM |
The Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

An afternoon-long family program featuring crafts for children and a screening of the animated movie, Pachamama –the story of a spirited boy who dreams of becoming a shaman and goes on a brave mission to rescue a sacred statue that is taken from his Andean village.