Spanish Around the World Carnaval


The Spanish Around the World Carnaval took place Saturday on 91st street between West End Avenue and Riverside Avenue in Manhattan. Plenty of festive children and adults strolled through the area to learn about Spanish culture.

Music was playing from a set of amplifiers and craft tables were set up lining the street. Bouncy castles, face painting, and games occupied children of all ages. Hot and cold ethnic food, such as samosas, guacamole, and plantains served all day by staff kept adults busy.

Some of the cultural crafts available to make were Colombian maracas and Costa Rican seed planting. Cupcake decorating took place with Dulce de leche cupcakes because Dulce de leche is a popular ingredient in Argentinian desserts. The mixture of fun and culture lasted for a few hours and all proceeds from the Carnaval benefited La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool.

Photos by Ashley Rodriguez.

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