Latinx Community Day

Music, Dance, and more!

In celebration of South Florida’s unique, diverse community and the Norton’s collection of Latin American art, this inaugural Latinx Community Day features music and dance performances by Kuyayky, Pepe Montes y su Conjunto, Esencia de Boriken with percussionist Pedro Vilanova, as well as films, art-making workshops for all ages, and tours in Spanish and English featuring the special exhibition, The Body Says I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin America Art, and more.

The Restaurant at the Norton will be serving a special menu at the concessions including, churros, chips and salsa, chicken empanada, pernil sliders, and mojito ceviche. Inside The Restaurant they'll serve Latin dishes such as Grilled Shrimp Taco, Pernil with Garlic Mojo Sauce, Dirty Rice, and Pickled Vegetables, and for dessert, Tres Leches Croissant Bread Pudding with Walnut Caramel Sauce. 

Free and open to the public!

Free valet parking!

Schedule of Events

  • Concert: Kuyayky

    Kuyayky performs Andean music from their traditional Huanca-Xauxa culture, blending it with Mexican Tehuantepec classic Zandunga, and Afro-Peruvian Lando.

  • Mini Book + Art

    Presented in English and Spanish, this program invites children and accompanied grown-ups to participate in a book reading and art discussion. A Partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System.

  • Short Film: SOW

    (Run time: 23 minutes) 
    With an emphasis on hope and humanity, three distinctive entrepreneurs with contrasting methodologies steer us through the complex crisis that is Puerto Rico and how they see hope in its future. Directed by Mike Atwood and Edson Jean. 

  • Concert: Pepe Montes y Su Conjunto

    Pepe Montes y Su Conjunto present Cuban music combining elements from Cuban standards with funky modern harmonies and rhythms of Timba.

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  • Short Film: Six Degrees of Immigration

    (Run time: 12 minutes, followed by talk back session with filmmaker)
    Six Degrees of Immigration is a hybrid-documentary short film about a married couple separated for 10 years by U.S. immigration policy. 

    After the film, Jayme Gershen, director, producer and one of the subjects of the film, will host a talk back session following the film. Gershen, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Miami, FL, began working on Six Degrees of Immigration 5 years ago to document her own immigration experience as it was happening. 

  • Music and Dance: Esencia de Boriken with Pedro Vilanova and Tamboricua Miami

    Puerto Rican dance group Esencia de Boriken along with percussion ensemble Pedro Vilanova and Tamboricua Miami will introduce audiences to the origins of Bomba, a traditional dance and musical style of Afro-Puerto Rican culture. The finale will feature a Batey Areyto, a ceremonial dance during which the public is encouraged to participate.

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  • Short Film: Abuela Grillo

    (Run time: 12 minutes) 
    Abuela Grillo is a beautiful animated short about water rights based on a myth from the Ayoreo people, an indigenous tribe of Bolivia. Directed by Denis Chapon.

  • icon Dine at the Norton.

Ongoing Activities:

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a table outside the Stiller Auditorium.

12 – 4:30 pm/ Classroom 2
Open Studio:  La Mejor Parte De Mí

12:30 pm, 2 pm, & 4 pm - Express Tours 
30-minute tours in English and Spanish

12 – 5 pm 
Digital Scavenger Hunt: The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art

1:30 – 4pm - Kids Tour: Yo soy una fiesta
Enjoy a kid friendly tour from 1:30 – 2 p.m. in the galleries followed by a drop-in art activity from 2-4 p.m. at the Art Cart.

3 pm - Garden and Sculpture Tour
Fifty-minute Architecture & Sculpture tour in English