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Connecticuts 13th Annual Latino Expo

Festival of Hispanic Culture, Business and Entertainment!

The Latino Expo is a two-day cultural and business showcase that focuses on education, health care, jobs and entertainment. This year’s Expo will be held April 20 – 21 at East Haven High School from noon to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Founded in 1999, the Latino Expo has been produced 22 times since 2000 in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

The Latino Expo is designed for the entire family. Past exhibitors have discussed topics such as early childhood education, magnet schools and colleges as well as local employment and military recruiting.

People attend the Expo because they want more information about buying a house or a car. They come to talk to financial planners about saving for college and just to have fun, sampling the food from local restaurants and watching dance troupes perform to live music.

At last year’s Connecticut Expo, children met with local library staffs and applied for library cards, received reading lists and told the librarians what Spanish-language books and magazines they, and their families, would like to see on loan. Local police recruited potential new officers. Representatives from banks, insurance companies and the U.S. Air Force were also on hand.

The Latino Expo celebrates Hispanic arts and culture as well. Last year in Connecticut, the Chilean dance group, Grupo Folklorico de Chile Lonquima, performed along with two Peruvian dance groups, Tarpukuy and Tusuy Kunsun Peru.

Also performing was the Sonido Libre Latin Band, whose members live in New Haven and East Haven as well as Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

For more information about the Latino Expo, call 860-563-5028, email latinoexpo@snet.net or visit www.latinoexpoinfo.com.

13th Annual Latino Expo