Free community event takes place on Saturday, September 24
Buffalo, NY – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is excited to present Familia Fun Day, a free, family-friendly event celebrating Latino art, culture, food, and heritage. Familia Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 12 – 3pm and takes place on the grounds of the Martin House estate.
“It is truly a pleasure to host this annual community event honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on September 15,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “Through collaboration with our friends at many of Western New York’s cultural organizations, we have created a free and festive celebration for people of all ages.”
During the three-hour event, participants will enjoy art projects and games facilitated by the Martin House and its partners including the Buffalo Museum of Science, Explore & More, Graycliff, Locust Street Art, West Side Community Services, and more. The Martin House will be open for walkthroughs.
Families can also enjoy story time and family yoga, both offered at 1:30pm at different locations on the site. Lukas Latin Kitchen Food Truck, offering Puerto Rican cuisine, and dessert offerings from Mi Isla will be available for purchase.
To celebrate Latino music and dance, special performances are planned. From 12:30 – 1:30pm, the Amor and Heritage Traditional Dance Company will perform. At 2pm, El Batey will perform Bomba, a traditional dance and musical style of Puerto Rico. Both groups were a highlight at last year’s event and shouldn’t be missed.
The public is invited, and no registration is required. The Martin House is located at 143 Jewett Parkway in Buffalo. Free street parking is available, but Jewett Avenue between Woodward and Summit will be closed to vehicles.
The community event is made possible through the generous support of the Rich Family Foundation.
Visit www.martinhouse.org for more information.
ABOUT THE MARTIN HOUSE
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, designed and built from 1903-05, is considered by Wright scholars to be a significant turning point in the evolution of Wright’s Prairie house concept. The original estate consisted of the main Martin House, pergola, conservatory and carriage house, the Barton House, and a gardener’s cottage, totaling nearly 32,000 square feet. Wright called the Martin House his “opus” and had its plans tacked above his drafting board for decades. Reconstruction of the pergola, conservatory, and carriage house was completed in early 2007 in the most ambitious restoration of demolished Wright buildings to date. The historic Martin House site offers public tours, school programs, community events, event rentals, and a retail store. More information about this National Historic Landmark can be found at martinhouse.org.
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