'Festival Of The Andes' At NJCU On June 7; Community Welcome

May 27, 2015, 16:28 ET from New Jersey City University

JERSEY CITY,  N.J., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey City University will hold its 23rd annual Festival of the Andes, a free outdoor festival celebrating the highland cultures of South America that has become one of Hudson County's most popular events, drawing hundreds of attendees each year, on Sunday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., on the Hepburn Hall Lawn, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.  The community is welcome.

The "Festival of the Andes" will feature:

  • Live Andean music and performances by various dance troupes
  • Musical instrument and dance workshops
  • Displays of native clothing and Andean arts and crafts
  • A "Shrunken Head (tsantsas) Display"
  • Sales areas with traditional handcrafted items, carvings, clothing, jewelry, pottery, and food
  • "Meet the Llamas" that will provide opportunities for petting and photographing show animals
  • Face painting for children.

Guests are invited to picnic; neither barbecues nor alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

The Festival is presented by NJCU's Council on Hispanic Affairs and Federacion de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos and Goya Foods, Inc.

For further information call Hugo Morales, Festival coordinator, at (201)200-3270.

Contact Information: Kelly Resch, Director of Communications, +1-201-200-3461, kresch@njcu.edu

SOURCE New Jersey City University