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Cinco de Mayo & Japanese Boys’ Day:
The Certified Boyle Heights Farmers Market and Hayashi Realty will host a celebration of two cultures with events honoring Japanese Boys’ Day and Cinco de Mayo. Join the First Street block party from Boyle Avenue to State Street for live entertainment, vendors, art and activities.
Sunday, May 5, 10a.m. to 10p.m.

CaminArte:
CaminArte will return on May 10th in conjunction with the Boyle Heights Certified Farmers Market, Merkado Negro and Espacio 1839 at Mariachi Plaza. Take part in the outdoor art gallery with live entertainment, live painting, vendors and hands-on workshops held every second Friday of the month.

“[CaminArte] is a dialogue between the artists and community,” said Nico Avina, one of CaminArte’s organizers. “It’s homegrown. It’s something that clicks and belongs here.”

Adding an indoor gallery setting, caminARTE will now expand out of the Mariachi Plaza and into the street with Espacio 1839’s collaboration. Steps away from the plaza, Espacio welcomes attendees and will host art receptions and broadcast live on Radio Sombra online radio. Artists will be able to hold opening receptions on these days and have their work displayed all month long. Surrounding businesses are encouraged to stay open late on these days.

“It’s going to be bigger than Plaza Mariachi and it’s going to be bigger than a block. It’s going to be global because people can tune in to see what we’re doing and the flavor and the ‘sazon’ of what’s going on,” said Avina. See Facebook event here.

Mother’s Day:
As deserved, mothers will be celebrated with two special Mother’s Day events held on Friday and Sunday. All are welcomed for a day of live entertainment, food and music. Mothers will receive gifts and a special performance by “El Cubano.”
Friday, May 10, 3:30p.m. to 9p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 12p.m. to 6p.m.

Zumba:
Join the Zumba craze and get fit while dancing to upbeat tunes.
Classes will be held every Friday at 6 p.m.

Lourdes Espinoza

Lourdes Espinoza is a student Broadcast Journalism at Cal State University, Los Angeles. She works as a community associate for Boyle Heights Beat. Seeking and sharing local events has allowed her to sharpen...

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