Lummis Day Festival Returns to Heritage Square for 6th Annual Northeast L.A. Celebration, June 5

Eliot Sekular

The main stages for the sixth annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 5, will again be located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic and architecturally significant buildings that have been preserved on the Heritage Square.   

The multi-site Festival runs from 10:30am-7:00pm.

As always, the two-part Festival’s opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins AT 10:30 AM with readings by critically acclaimed poets, music, art exhibits and refreshments. The Festival’s art exhibit, this year featuring unique prints by top Northeast L.A.-based artists,  will continue at Lummis Home until 5pm throughout the day while performances (music, dance, and community activities) shift to nearby Heritage Square Museum, beginning at 12:30 PM. Some of the historic building at Heritage Square will be available to Festival-goers via docent-led tours.

Among the musical artists who will appear this year are Gingger Shankar, The Delgado Brothers, La Santa Cecilia, Dub 8, Teo Franco and El Haru Kuroi. Others will be announced on the Lummis Day website.

Admission to all events is free.

For updates, including parking information and performance schedules, visit www.lummisday.org.

Now in its sixth year, Lummis Day celebrates the patchwork of cultures and ethnicities that enriches the Northeast Los Angeles community. The Festival is organized by the non-profit Lummis Day Community Foundation. Sponsors include the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, the L.A. 32 Neighborhood Council, the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Highland Park Historic Trust, Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes and CD 1 and Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar and CD 14. Media sponsors include The Highland Park-Mt. Washington Patch and public radio station KPFK 90.7. The poetry event is sponsored by Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation and by PEN Center USA.   

 

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