A Celebration of Peruvian Culture – June 19

Montclair Public Library, in honor of the people of Peru and in recognition of their ongoing contribution to music, dance, art and culture, is proud to present “A Celebration of Peruvian Culture.”

This event will feature a display of traditional crafts, art from the Colonial period, a local working artist, an afternoon of Peruvian inspired crafts, story time for children and an evening of music and dance for all. Books and travel information about Peru will complete the downstairs lobby presentation.

“Montclair is proud of its diversity and community engagement. The library has partnered with local businesses, artists and leaders of the Peruvian community to create an inclusive event for all to learn, appreciate and enjoy. We hope this event is the first of many library wide events celebrating the dynamism of our multicultural society” states Adult School Department supervisor, Nancy Iannace.

The festivities begin at 3pm on Wednesday, June 19 and continues through the evening.


  • Peruvian-Inspired Crafts from Creativity Cafe
    3 p.m., 1st floor Café (all ages)
  • Peruvian Artist, Fernando Mariscal
    4:30-6pm, Main Lobby (all ages)
  • Story time, Music and Dance with Rosa Carhuallanqui and PeruIncafolk
    4:30 p.m., Auditorium (ages 6-12)
  • Honored guest, Peruvian General Consul Yvan Solari Calvo, will kick-off the evening’s festivities with a brief presentation on Peru. 6:45pm., Outdoor Plaza (all ages)
  • Music and Dance in the Plaza from Lula Valdivia and the Peruvian Extravaganza
    7 p.m., Outdoor Plaza (all ages)

Local restaurant, Costanera, has graciously donated some “Peruvian tastings” for the audience.

This program is presented by the Adult School Department of Montclair Public Library and Kristine Massari and Enrico Granafei of Trumpets Jazz Club. This event is generously funded by grants Robert C. and Louis F. Albright Foundation and Joe and Diana Lunin.

For more information visit: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/a-celebration-of-peruvian-culture/

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