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Noche De San Juan Festival

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ORGANIZATION: NUEVA ESPERANZA INC

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Join us for a night of music, fun, and food at our Noche de San Juan Festival! What is Noche de San Juan? Puerto Ricans all over the world celebrate la Noche de San Juan - an eve of a feast for Saint John, the Baptist's birth. Unlike other festivities around the world, in Puerto Rico, this celebration -which occurs two days before the summer solstice- marks a holiday spent at the beach. The tradition goes that at the stroke of midnight, people take at least three backward plunges - though some do seven or 12 dives, to rid life of all negativities. In Holyoke, we host a Festival with water activities for all ages to do a similar feel of the tradition.
Cultural events like this only happen with community assistance. We value the work that volunteers do and that they are the lifeblood of non profit organizations. We need you to make it happen, so we hope you can come support Nueva Esperanza Inc in our efforts to be a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean community in Holyoke. We look forward to meeting and working along side you.

4 Shifts

  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Event Set-Up
  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Event Team
  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 06:15 AM
    Event Team
  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Clean-Up and Breakdown
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About NUEVA ESPERANZA INC

Location:

401 MAIN ST, HOLYOKE, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

Nueva Esperanza Inc. exists to be a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Multicultural community in Holyoke through education, workshops, cultural events, as well as community engagement.

Description

Nueva Esperanza, Inc. was originally founded in 1982 by the residents of many landlord-neglected apartment buildings in South Holyoke, one of four neighborhoods in what was once the industrial heart of the city. The founders mobilized residents, collaboratively assisted by three other social organizations, and on their behalf secured the needed financing to rehabilitate the properties in order to provide safe and affordable housing. With great success, the organization incorporated as a community development corporation (CDC) and expanded it’s mission to include social and community services for all the neighborhood residents.

Today, Nueva Esperanza, Inc. is regarded as a pioneer for community-based programs in Holyoke that celebrate and highlight the Puerto Rican/Afro Caribbean Culture. Nueva is rooted in its new Mission and Vision that will help it rise again from the ashes to a place of developing the community as a whole.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

Sat Jun 25, 2022
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

South Bridge StreetBonin FieldHolyoke, MA 01040

(42.21721,-72.62695)
 

SKILLS

  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 Hours and 15 Minutes per shift
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods

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