Festival occasion – Central Valley Hispanic Chamber http://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 02:21:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-68.png Festival occasion – Central Valley Hispanic Chamber http://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/ 32 32 RESILIENT AF: RISE TO THE OPPORTUNITY! – NoHo Art District https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/resilient-af-rise-to-the-opportunity-noho-art-district/ Tue, 17 May 2022 22:25:05 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/resilient-af-rise-to-the-opportunity-noho-art-district/ Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe Written and performed by Kamakshi HartDirected and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion is timely, daring and hopeful solo art and activism.Learn to build resilience and navigate the wounds of a traumatized world throughshare relatable stories of sexual assault, domestic violence and abortion. A trulyblend […]]]>

Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe

Written and performed by Kamakshi Hart
Directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson

Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion is timely, daring and hopeful solo art and activism.
Learn to build resilience and navigate the wounds of a traumatized world through
share relatable stories of sexual assault, domestic violence and abortion. A truly
blend of education and entertainment, this fast-paced comedy-serio will delight and disturb
with the reality and parody of current events. Evoking shadow and light, humor
rub shoulders with tragedy and a super heroine, a wise old oak tree, a cohort of
characters and several songs save the day. Sensitive subject. For noon and more.

Award-winning creative team Kamakshi Hart, playwright/performer and Jessica
Lynn Johnson, Director/Developer brings Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion! at the Zephyr
Theater, 7456 Melrose Ave., June 4, 645p, June 12, 745p and June 19, 7 p.m.

Kamakshi Hart returns to the Fringe after a critically acclaimed tour of his debut show, Wild At Hart: A Tale of Trauma & Triumph. Inspired by the effects of the pandemic, Hart birthed her new vision in Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion!, a bold, hopeful, and wise addition to today’s theater scene. She shows how to build resilience and navigate the landmines of a traumatized world by sharing her stories of sexual assault, domestic violence and abortion. Evoking shadow and light, humor rubs shoulders with tragedy and a SuperHeroine, a wise old oak tree, a cohort of colorful characters and multiple songs save the day.

“In the wake of the pandemic, I suddenly saw the terms ‘building resilience’ and ‘trauma-informed’ everywhere and often misunderstood. It’s clear that 2020 has brought trauma to our worldview in ways we never could have imagined,” says Hart. “I felt compelled to share more of my experiences as a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence in a way that would demonstrate what resilience really is and support understanding of living with a history of trauma. I was inspired to write about my experiences of violence that led to abortions and wow, it turned out to be timely! I have come to see that my solo art as activism is a superpower. And with that, Resilience as a superheroine was born.

Hart has been a veteran of the scene for over thirty years in New York, LA and other locations across the country. She is a trauma-informed coach and rites of passage guide, helping others clarify their relationships, life path, and purpose. Resilient AF differs from other solo shows because Hart provides clients with a practical guide to healing, positive change, and true well-being.

Audience response during a preview of Resilient AF at a recent Solo Festival in Joshua Tree:

“Resilient AF, embraces life’s darkest moments as stepping stones to healing and
transmutation of our origin stories. Intense and moving! – Kristelle Monterrosa

“I never heard the idea that an attack on abortion rights is a continuation of sexual violence against women, but those words were on my mind and later on my lips after your performance. Thank you for your story and allowing me to see things more closely from your perspective so I can have this expansion in my compassion for others.

–William Kendig

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The International Festival of Arts and Ideas is back with a month of culinary events in New Haven https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/the-international-festival-of-arts-and-ideas-is-back-with-a-month-of-culinary-events-in-new-haven/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:19:42 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/the-international-festival-of-arts-and-ideas-is-back-with-a-month-of-culinary-events-in-new-haven/ As the annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas returns to New Haven, the celebration of art, music, culture, dance, fashion and history also honors the culinary diversity of Elm City. A month-long program of food and drink events highlights the city’s local craft beer and global cuisine, showcasing flavors from Latin and South America, […]]]>

As the annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas returns to New Haven, the celebration of art, music, culture, dance, fashion and history also honors the culinary diversity of Elm City.

A month-long program of food and drink events highlights the city’s local craft beer and global cuisine, showcasing flavors from Latin and South America, India, of Syria and Southeast Asia. Taste products made by Connecticut food startups, taste recipes from antiquity, and sip oysters after a kayaking adventure on the Quinnipiac River.

Here is an overview of the highlights:

June 5: Black Hog Brewing Company beer launch party

The Oxford brewery is launching a special beer, &Beer, for the festival, and marking the occasion with a launch event. Sample beer, meet the artist behind his labels, and sample bites from food trucks and music from New Haven’s own DJ Shaki. The party is free and open to guests 21 and older.

Oxford’s Black Hog Brewing Co. benefited from the creative talent of artist Hamden Maximilian Toth, who created distinct looks for its range of beers. Toth is part of a growing group of artists finding new canvas on craft beer bottles and cans.

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June 11 and 25: Grand Avenue Food Tour with Lee Cruz

Lee Cruz, co-founder of the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association and director of outreach at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, leads a tour of Fair Haven restaurants featuring Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican cuisine. Each visit lasts three hours. The cost is $40.

June 12 and June 26: BeerFest

The festival on the New Haven Green features tastings of local brews like Alvarium, Armada, Back East Brewing, New England Brewing Company, New England Cider, No Worries and Two Roads. The cost is $25; guests must be 21 years or older.

June 14: Long table dinner

At this event held at Hamden’s Eli Whitney Barn, celebrate food and fellowship among friends and family with storytellers Mark Scerra, ChaChanna Simpson and Laconia Therrio, plus music from singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch. Food is provided by Soul de Cuba, Claire’s Corner Copia, Olea and Olmo Kitchen. The cost is $85.

Pataka, a vegetarian Indian restaurant on Howe Street in New Haven.

Pataka, a vegetarian Indian restaurant on Howe Street in New Haven.

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June 15: Infusion cocktails with House of Naan and Pataka

Sample small bites from fast-casual Indian vegan and vegetarian restaurant Pataka, while mixologists at its sister restaurant, modern Indian cuisine House of Naan, teach home bartenders how to “add splashes of flavor to their cocktails.” The cost is $35.

June 16: Connecticut Food Launchpad Expo

The Connecticut Food Launchpad, which helps local food companies connect to regional supply chains and grow their brands, will showcase startups such as Ghanaian sauce makers Oh Shito!, plant-based food suppliers Fire Ox Foods, Bo-yi Foods Asian Superfoods, Angela’s Kitchen Pasta Sauces, KDCROP Farms and Mugger’s Marrow “Stick ‘Em Up!” grilling glaze and marinade. The free event will take place on the New Haven Green.

Bryant Terry is a celebrity chef from Oakland, known for showcasing flavors from the African diaspora in vegan dishes.  Her latest cookbook is "Plant Kingdom."

Bryant Terry is a celebrity chef from Oakland, known for showcasing flavors from the African diaspora in vegan dishes. Her latest cookbook is “Vegetable Kingdom”.

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June 19: Afro-Vegan Cooking with Bryant Terry

James Beard Award-winning author, chef, and food justice activist Bryant Terry discusses his book “Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora” at the Yale Reperatory Theater on June 19. He will also present a cooking demonstration.

June 21: Recipes from the oldest cookbooks in the world

Ready to try a 4,000 year old recipe? At RAWA Restaurant in Westville, the Peabody Museum showcases 3D replicas of Babylonian recipe tablets, while the chefs of Sanctuary Kitchen prepare these ancient foods. After a brief tablet presentation, members of Sanctuary Kitchen will share stories and memories of their cooking and provide insight into the refugee experience. The cost is $30.

Left to right, Michael Flora and Kyu Tipjak, owners of Blue Orchid, a new pan-Asian restaurant on Court Street in New Haven, with Flora's children, Kevin Flora, Michael Flora, Katie Flora and Mikaela Flora

Left to right, Michael Flora and Kyu Tipjak, owners of Blue Orchid, a new pan-Asian restaurant on Court Street in New Haven, with Flora’s children, Kevin Flora, Michael Flora, Katie Flora and Mikaela Flora

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June 22: Pan-Asian fusion with Blue Orchid


Blue Orchid’s Michael Flora and Natthawut Tipjak will serve dishes featuring curries, spices and textures from across Asia, including his famous Khao Soi from New Haven. The cost is $40.

June 23: New Haven Urban Farm Tour

Gather New Haven will discuss the seasonal production cycle of its urban farm on Ferry Street, as well as the programs supported by the farm.

June 23: Brunch at Pistachio Café

Enjoy brunch at Mohamed Hafez’s Westville Cafe, featuring a variety of Syrian dishes. The cafe is known for its Syrian and Turkish coffees and variety of Middle Eastern baked goods. The cost is $40.

Pistachio Cafe was designed as a community gathering place to allow

Pistachio Cafe was designed as a community gathering place to allow “people to discover the Arabic experience through traditional food, drink and conviviality”.

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June 26: Cocktail & Oyster Kayak Tour of the Quinnipiac River

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Sale and slaughter of meat banned in Bangalore https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/sale-and-slaughter-of-meat-banned-in-bangalore/ Sun, 15 May 2022 09:17:51 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/sale-and-slaughter-of-meat-banned-in-bangalore/ It comes after the BBMP previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami Representative image. Dark Liu/Unsplash In view of Buddha Purnima, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat in Bengaluru as per ANI. This comes after the BBMP […]]]>

It comes after the BBMP previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami

Representative image. Dark Liu/Unsplash

In view of Buddha Purnima, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat in Bengaluru as per ANI.

This comes after the BBMP previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami.

In an interview with News18, activist Brinda Adige questioned the logic behind banning meat at every festival. Adige said: “There are a lot of reasons that are given, saying it’s to safeguard the feelings of the people of a particular community, because on that particular day which is their feast, they don’t want the animals to be slaughtered.” She asked if people in this community were ok and their feelings if animals were slaughtered before or after their festival day. She further added that the government and the BBMP do not realize that day laborers depend on it for their livelihood which is being snatched from them.

According to Hindustan timethe sale of meat is prohibited in Bangalore on the following days:

        • Sri Rama Navami (April 10)

        • Mahaveer Jayanti (April 14)

        • Krishna Janmasthami (August 19)

        • Ganesh Chaturthi (August 31)

        • Gandhi Jayanti (October 2)

        • Sadhu Vaswani Jayanti (November 25)

According to a report by ANIthe BBMP had previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami on April 10.

“There will be a blanket ban on abattoirs, slaughter of animals and sale of meat on Ram Navami,” reads the order from the Bengaluru civic body.

Meanwhile, relatively fewer crowds were seen in the city’s wet markets. Meat shop owners and meat traders at Cox Town Market in Bengaluru had said they would abide by the BBMP order.

“We will follow government orders and do no business tomorrow. Tomorrow is a public holiday,” said Md Zamrud, a mutton retailer from Cox Town. ANI.

“We have been following this for years. We have no problem. We will follow government orders. Whatever orders hotels have, we will only supply them on Saturday. We will not do business tomorrow,” another trader said. in meat, Sazzad.

According to ANI, Chaitra Navratri celebrations involve the worship of Goddess Durga and her nine forms. During this period, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasting for nine days.

The ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as the birthday of Ram Navami or Hindu Lord Rama.

With ANI inputs

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For the producer, the 2022 festival will be a bittersweet occasion | Community https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/for-the-producer-the-2022-festival-will-be-a-bittersweet-occasion-community/ Sat, 14 May 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/for-the-producer-the-2022-festival-will-be-a-bittersweet-occasion-community/ STILWELL – Today, Adair County strawberry growers are continuing a long tradition for the farming community, and their efforts will be rewarded this weekend at the annual Stilwell Strawberry Festival. Rick Longshore picked 14 pints of Galletta and Early Glo strawberries last Wednesday – the first for 2022. He grows strawberries because he likes to […]]]>

STILWELL – Today, Adair County strawberry growers are continuing a long tradition for the farming community, and their efforts will be rewarded this weekend at the annual Stilwell Strawberry Festival.

Rick Longshore picked 14 pints of Galletta and Early Glo strawberries last Wednesday – the first for 2022. He grows strawberries because he likes to eat them, but he also likes the challenge.

“I like to lift something that people will come back to ask for more,” Longshore said.

Much of that first batch of berries went to volunteer takers at Stilwell High School via Katie Longshore.

It has 20 rows, each 100 feet long.

“It’s about half an acre,” he said.

With the rain, he speculates on the quality of his products for the festival.

“I don’t know if I will have the best for the festival, maybe sooner. But if I have any, I’ll bring some, said Longshore.

He is mainly a poultry farmer and owns 50 head of cattle. He was raised by a parent in the late 1980s.

“My wife’s father [Andrew Cain] wanted to do it. We’ve been doing it since the late 80s. He passed away now, a few years ago,” he said.

His own father, Leroy Longshore, also grew berries at one time.

“In the late 50s and 60s, if they were growing at all, they were growing berries. There was, however, a market for them: Stilwell Foods. At the time, the people who picked them would skin them and then quarter them for the cannery,” Longshore said.

When the market stopped, the culture stopped too, he said.

“But back then, all these producers, that’s what made it popular,” he said.

Growing berries is labor intensive.

“You don’t just plant them and they come back. You have to spend the whole summer with them. They don’t ripen at the same time, so some come off early and some last longer in the summer,” Longshore said.

As for the 75th Diamond Jubilee Strawberry Festival this weekend, Longshore plans to attend if it has any worthy of the competition and expects it to have berries to sell. But it will be a bittersweet occasion.

It was with his wife, Andrea, that he became active by participating in the festival.

“I go there every year with my wife since we met. She died last year on the weekend of the festival, Sunday May 13,” he said.

In the Strawberry Festival booklets that Kiwanis create each year, there is a dedication to the volunteer who will be sorely missed this season.

“They put a nice piece on her,” Longshore said.

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Letter: The Failed Pointing Finger – Gilroy Dispatch https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/letter-the-failed-pointing-finger-gilroy-dispatch/ Thu, 12 May 2022 17:43:47 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/letter-the-failed-pointing-finger-gilroy-dispatch/ Unfortunately, for the third time in as many years, the Garlic Festival, due to many circumstances, will not take place. The largest “family reunion” in the community, to everyone’s disappointment, is on hold. What is more disappointing is the storm of name-calling, finger-pointing (especially at the city) and the intentional effort to cause dissension and […]]]>

Unfortunately, for the third time in as many years, the Garlic Festival, due to many circumstances, will not take place. The largest “family reunion” in the community, to everyone’s disappointment, is on hold.

What is more disappointing is the storm of name-calling, finger-pointing (especially at the city) and the intentional effort to cause dissension and disunity among Gilroy residents, businesses and organizations involved in the Garlic Festival.

The Garlic Festival has always had a way of bringing the community together. The incident at the closing of the 2019 Garlic Festival brought the community together like never before. It is understandable that so many people are disappointed that there will be no Garlic Festival this year. However, the only event that united this community in the past now seems to be the event that divided it.

Many factors come into play when planning an event of this magnitude, especially after what happened in 2019. It’s easy to point fingers and blame someone else like some have chosen to do so. The problem is that finger pointing doesn’t solve the problem, it just makes it worse.

We need to come together and ask some serious questions about the future of the Garlic Festival with Gilroy’s moniker as the Garlic Capital of the World. We need to answer questions such as:

1. What can we do to overcome the obstacles?

2. What are the non-negotiables and what are the alternatives?

3. What does a reinvented festival look like?

4. What possibilities exist for a new location?

5. How can we come together to find solutions?

Not only are we better together, but we’re better than what I’ve seen played out on social media in the past few days. This community, along with business and non-profit leaders, have never failed to seize the opportunity to overcome problems, challenges and difficulties. For all parties involved, collaboration is key. Now is not the time to point fingers but to look for solutions and a way to bring back pride and joy to our community.

Mark Turner

President and CEO, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

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Art is magic, cinema the magician to blur the lines of reality and fantasy says Imtiaz Ali at Chandigarh University, Gharuan https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/art-is-magic-cinema-the-magician-to-blur-the-lines-of-reality-and-fantasy-says-imtiaz-ali-at-chandigarh-university-gharuan/ Wed, 11 May 2022 10:08:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/art-is-magic-cinema-the-magician-to-blur-the-lines-of-reality-and-fantasy-says-imtiaz-ali-at-chandigarh-university-gharuan/ The annual two-day Chandigarh Music and Film Festival (CMFF) kicked off at Chandigarh Gharuan University, featuring renowned filmmakers and artists from the Hindi film industry including Imtiyaz Ali, Saurabh Shukla, Abhishek Dudhia among others enlightened the public with their ideas about art. No less than 150 short films made by film school students are screened […]]]>

The annual two-day Chandigarh Music and Film Festival (CMFF) kicked off at Chandigarh Gharuan University, featuring renowned filmmakers and artists from the Hindi film industry including Imtiyaz Ali, Saurabh Shukla, Abhishek Dudhia among others enlightened the public with their ideas about art.

No less than 150 short films made by film school students are screened during the Festival, which also saw At Imtiyaz Ali Talk Show with Journalist and Senior Author Kaveree Bamzai and Interaction with the University Institute of Film and Media Studies; giving insight into the finer nuances of cinema, current trends in the film industry as well as his journey in Bollywood.

The Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan was the chief guest while S. Satnam Singh SandhuChancellor of Chandigarh University was the special guest during the inaugural ceremony which also featured famous celebrities like Akhilender Mishra, Rana Jung Bahadur, KC Bokadia, Preeti Sapru, Saurabh Shukla, Gavy Chahal, Duleep SinghDev Sharma, Dilip Sen, Darshan Aoulakh and several other eminent personalities.

Speaking on the occasion, the famous actress Preeti Sapru said that Punjab deserved to prosper in such a way that one should not even think of leaving this great country for another country.

“There is no Punjab without Punjabi. We must preserve all the good things in our history and contribute to their preservation,” she said, adding that the efforts of Satnam Singh Sandhu towards promoting the art and culture of Punjab were huge and would go a long way towards its preservation.

In his speech, S. Satnam Singh SandhuChancellor of the University of Chandigarh, said: “Cinema is the medium of expression of ideas and thoughts. It is therefore important that art in the form of cinema is preserved and promoted, and with this in mind, festivals like these take on greater importance. gathering does not do justice to the stars here, I suggest a bigger festival be held later this year, with 50,000 attendees to take inspiration from these personalities.”

During the special interaction session with the students of the University Institute of Film and Media Studies, moderated by journalist and senior author Kaveree Bamzai, Ali spoke at length about the underlying themes of his films, his relationship with the script, music and actors, in addition to advising budding filmmakers in the audience with his rich experiences.

When asked to express his views on the importance of cinema in the art world, Ali said that the boundaries of reality and fantasy can only be transcended through art.

“When you leave out logic in art, the magic happens. And cinema is that magician that blurs the lines as it binds the audience across the boundaries of reality and fantasy. Cinema is not not just something you can think or express, but also something you can’t understand,” Ali said.

Stating that some fragments of his works are related to his life, Ali also stressed the importance of enjoying the journey rather than reaching a destination. “Imtiaz of today and Imtiaz of twenty years ago felt the same. I am still in the middle of a journey and I appreciate it more than ever,” he added.

Responding to a student about whether he tried to ‘make fun of the system’ with Tamasha and whether the character of Ranbir carrying an ID card was a ‘symbolism of slavery’, Ali said it’s our power to rationalize and think that separates humans from animals and so we have to ask ourselves if the system we are part of is good or not.

“We are sitting at the University of Chandigarh and here too everyone carries an ID card and is administered by a system. But this system is good, it is positive and it does not enslave any of us. In fact, it liberates us with education, so we have to reflect and rationalize if the system we are part of is good or does it need improvements,” he explained.

“I am so happy that this film festival organized by the University of Chandigarh allows discussions about cinema, genres and characters, in such detail. The points of view are varied and the discussions are deep and This is something rare and the organizers deserve all the praise for putting on a great show,” Ali said.

Ali suggested the students of the University Institute of Film and Media Studies in Chandigarh to train as much as possible for a successful career in the industry. “Training is a lifelong process. You will always be distracted by superficial things such as appearance and body, but it is important that you stay focused on learning and growing as an actor or director,” he said.

About Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University is an NAAC A+ grade university and a self-governing UGC-approved educational institution and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in Punjab to have received an A+ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). CU offers over 109 UG and PG programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, entertainment, hospitality management, business, and others . It was awarded as the university with the best placements by the WCRC.

Website: https://www.cuchd.in/

Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1815546/CMFF_2022_event.jpg

SOURCEChandigarh University

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History, Significance, Celebrations & All About Kerala’s Biggest Temple Festival https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/history-significance-celebrations-all-about-keralas-biggest-temple-festival/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:30:15 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/history-significance-celebrations-all-about-keralas-biggest-temple-festival/ The Thrissur Pooram festival is held in Thrissur and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country every year. (Image: photo from PTI file) Thrissur Pooram is a seven day festival. The center of attraction includes folk dancing, elephant parade, fireworks and panchavadyam (local translation for rhythmic drum beats) THRISSUR POORAM 2022: Thrissur Pooram […]]]>

The Thrissur Pooram festival is held in Thrissur and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country every year. (Image: photo from PTI file)

Thrissur Pooram is a seven day festival. The center of attraction includes folk dancing, elephant parade, fireworks and panchavadyam (local translation for rhythmic drum beats)

THRISSUR POORAM 2022: Thrissur Pooram is one of the biggest festivals in Kerala. It is a Hindu temple festival held at various temples in the state, although the center of attraction is Vadakkunnathan Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where people come to pay their respects on this occasion. Thrissur Pooram will be celebrated today May 10th. This mega festival is held in Thrissur and attracts thousands of visitors from across the country every year.

Thrissur Pooram Celebrations

Thrissur Pooram is a colorful seven-day festival celebrated with fervor and pomp. The center of attraction of this festival includes folk dance, elephant parade, fireworks and panchavadyam (local translation for rhythmic drum beats).

Even though Thrissur Pooram is a Hindu festival, it welcomes people from all castes, religions and places. It is celebrated in the Medam month of the Malayalam calendar, which falls between April and May of the English calendar.

Thrissur Pooram: History and Significance

The festival was started by Raja Rama Varma, Maharaja of Cochin Sakthan Thampuran in 1798. Prior to that, there was a one-day festival at Arattupuzha Pooram Temple where participants once arrived late due to heavy rains and were then denied entry. The people went to Raja Rama Varma who ensured that the ten temples around Vadakkunnathan temple united and started Thrissur Pooram.

Vadakkunnathan temple is known to be the center of all temples. The emperor created two sects of the temple, which were the eastern group and the western group. Thrissur Pooram is now so well known that it is on the international tourist calendar.

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KidsPeace to Host ‘Blue Ribbon Festival’ to Support Foster Care Activities and Celebrate Maine Foster Families https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/kidspeace-to-host-blue-ribbon-festival-to-support-foster-care-activities-and-celebrate-maine-foster-families/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:02:52 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/kidspeace-to-host-blue-ribbon-festival-to-support-foster-care-activities-and-celebrate-maine-foster-families/ PORTLAND – KidsPeace Foster Care will hold its first Blue Ribbon Festival at Congress Square Park in Portland on Thursday, May 12 from 5-7 p.m. The family event will feature music and comedy as well as food and children’s activities, and is free and open to the public. May is National Foster Parent Month and […]]]>

PORTLAND KidsPeace Foster Care will hold its first Blue Ribbon Festival at Congress Square Park in Portland on Thursday, May 12 from 5-7 p.m. The family event will feature music and comedy as well as food and children’s activities, and is free and open to the public.

May is National Foster Parent Month and KidsPeace’s Blue Ribbon Festival marks the occasion by celebrating its dedicated foster parents. The event will also highlight the need for more foster homes across Maine; Organizers note that last year the state had some 2,200 children in the foster care system, but only 1,700 foster homes licensed to care for them.

The Blue Ribbon Festival will include:

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South Beach hosts F1 Fan Festival and Grand Prix concerts https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/south-beach-hosts-f1-fan-festival-and-grand-prix-concerts/ Fri, 06 May 2022 23:23:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/south-beach-hosts-f1-fan-festival-and-grand-prix-concerts/ As the Miami Grand Prix kicked off Friday with practice sessions at Hard Rock Stadium, Formula 1 fans gathered on the sands of South Beach for a festival featuring car shows, sim racing and a appearance of a former Miami Heat star. The FTX Off the Grid event, a city-sponsored three-day weekend festival between Sixth […]]]>

As the Miami Grand Prix kicked off Friday with practice sessions at Hard Rock Stadium, Formula 1 fans gathered on the sands of South Beach for a festival featuring car shows, sim racing and a appearance of a former Miami Heat star.

The FTX Off the Grid event, a city-sponsored three-day weekend festival between Sixth and Ninth Streets on the beach, kicked off Friday afternoon with a crowd of racing fans eager to celebrate the premiere Formula 1 racing in the Miami area. The event was co-hosted by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, which showcased an authentic car the team raced last year with former driver Valtteri Bottas and a replica of the 2022 car designed by the artist Mad Dog Jones.

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The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s 2021 W12 car, a 9-foot-long vehicle, is displayed in the sands of South Beach to celebrate Formula One racing weekend ahead of Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix, Formula for day one of the FTX Off the Grid Fan Fest on Friday, May 6, 2022. Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

An arsenal of conventional Mercedes cars lined the sand as electronic beats pounded and fans wearing Ferrari, Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Aston Martin F1 team hats strolled the beach. Former Miami Heat star Glen Rice and mascot Burnie greeted fans after Heat dancers performed on stage. A slam dunk contest was held on a basketball court set up for the event.

The event is free from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and paid concerts will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with artists which include Jamie XX, Disclosure and Kaytranada. Food and drinks are also available.

The City of Miami Beach sponsored the event with approximately $375,000 in canceled city services and permit fees.

SEE THE PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Miami Grand Prix

Elliot Taylor, a Mercedes F1 team mechanic, greeted fans and answered questions about the 2021 W12 car, a 9-foot-long speed machine. Bottas took third place behind the wheel last year, and the Mercedes team came first in the constructors’ championship.

“I think they’re quite surprised by the size of the car,” Taylor said.

The W12 will flex its throttle Saturday and Sunday as it rolls down Ocean Drive at 11 a.m.

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Artist Mad Dog Jones stands next to the replica Mercedes Formula 1 car he painted during day one of the FTX Off the Grid Fan Fest on the sands of South Beach to celebrate the weekend of F1 race on Friday May 6, 2022. Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

Taylor said the fan reception to the Miami Grand Prix has been incredible, noting that American interest in the sport has grown over the past two years with the popularity of the Netflix documentary series “Drive to Survive”.

“It’s good to see so many people interested.”

In town with her father for the race, 15-year-old Virginia resident Carter Nabors said it was her first time in Miami and the buzz surrounding the race was electric. Drivers filmed social media videos racing and designed special helmets for the occasion, with neon and pastel colors, palm trees and even a nod to the Miami Dolphins and Jim Carey’s film “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, which takes place in Miami.

“It’s been amazing,” Nabors said. “I feel like this race is so special.”

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A display of Mercedes Benz cars is displayed on the sands of South Beach ahead of the Miami Grand Prix for the FTX Off the Grid Fan Fest on Friday, May 6, 2022. Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

His father, Stuart Nabors, said Carter entered F1 during the pandemic and lured him into the fandom. He bought three-day passes for $750 each for Carter’s 16th birthday next week. They sold their Friday practice tickets and said they would enjoy free events around Miami Beach, including pop-up shops on Lincoln Road, before heading to Hard Rock for Saturday qualifying and the race Sunday.

“He owes his parents a lot,” the eldest Nabor said of his son, with a smile. “He’s going to be so nice to us.”

This story was originally published May 6, 2022 7:23 p.m.

Martin Vassolo covers Miami Beach politics and government for the Miami Herald. He started working for the Herald in January 2018 after attending the University of Florida, where he served as editor of The Independent Florida Alligator. Previously, he was a general duty reporter at the Herald’s subway counter and a political reporting intern.

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What social media brands told NewFronts https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/what-social-media-brands-told-newfronts/ Thu, 05 May 2022 17:19:46 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/what-social-media-brands-told-newfronts/ Snap, Meta, TikTok and Twitter used this week’s NewFronts to make announcements about their brand video opportunities. By Ambreen Ali Posted: May 5, 2022 (Image credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen / Unsplash)Leading social media brands all showed up at IAB NewFronts this week, taking the opportunity to roll out new products and highlight ways they can help […]]]>

Snap, Meta, TikTok and Twitter used this week’s NewFronts to make announcements about their brand video opportunities.

Posted: May 5, 2022

(Image credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen / Unsplash)

Leading social media brands all showed up at IAB NewFronts this week, taking the opportunity to roll out new products and highlight ways they can help brands connect with influencers and promote video content. Here’s what everyone had to share:

Instantaneous

Snap announced a new partnership with Cameo, which has a network of celebrities who will create personalized video messages for a fee. Cameo will extend this work under the partnership, giving marketers a way to create customizable video ads on Snap featuring Cameo celebrities.

Brands that have signed up to try the service include Kraft Velveeta, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and Mattress Firm.

Snap has also introduced a Snap Promote feature that will help content creators increase the views of their posts through paid promotion.

Meta

Meta invited Wendy’s and several Instagram influencers to showcase her content and branding opportunities during her presentation.

The company noted that half of the time people spend on Facebook and Instagram is spent watching videos and that 2 billion people watch videos on these platforms which may include in-app ads.

Additionally, the company highlighted the effectiveness of its influencer network in driving sales and engagement.

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As the group’s youngest social media platform, TikTok used its NewFronts presentation to unveil a new advertising option for marketers keen to cash in on its popularity.

TikTok Pulse gives brands a way to ensure their ads appear in the top 4% of all videos on the crowded platform. It’s also the first advertising product that will include revenue sharing with creators, who must have at least 100,000 subscribers to qualify for the program.

The program will encourage brands to use influencer marketing as a way to create engaging content on the platform.

Twitter

Twitter’s appearance at NewFronts was slightly overshadowed by worries about what Elon Musk’s ownership of the platform will mean for advertisers.

The company focused on its planned premium video offering and Amplify Twitterwhich, according to Sarah Personette, Chief Customer Officer, is “one of our fastest growing products over the past year”.

Twitter announced plans to continue working with Condé Nast, Vanity Fair, and the Pitchfork Music Festival on live events, as well as top publishers on content partnerships.

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