Inaugural “Fiesta Cultural” Celebrated at Palm Beach Zoo During Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing its first-ever “Fiesta Cultural,” celebrating Hispanic heritage on September 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event includes a bilingual Story Time at the Zoo in the morning, and an evening Roar & Pour event. WHAT: Fiesta Cultural WHEN: Saturday, September 20, all day 10:30 a.m., Bilingual Story Time at the Zoo 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Roar & Pour featuring the Moska Project WHERE: Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society WHY: Celebrating Hispanic heritage during National Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Cultural is in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. The multi-cultural, family-friendly event will highlight the colorful culture, diverse music with a Latin DJ and two live bands, and the delicious food from the Hispanic and Latin American heritages. Regular Zoo admission prices apply during the day. The event includes a bilingual Story Time at the Zoo book reading at 10:30 a.m. in the Zoo’s Conservation Station. Story Time at the Zoo will feature the book “’Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,’ said the Sloth,” by Eric Carle, read in both Spanish and English. Children will be brought to the sloth habitat after the book is read. Fiesta Cultural also includes a Roar & Pour event from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring live Latin and reggae-infused music by Moska Project. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain area during the event, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. Admission for Roar & Pour is as follows: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $10, Adult Member (13 and older) $9, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $7, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $6, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. and live music begins at 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission. “We are proud to honor Hispanic and Latin American heritage and culture with our inaugural Fiesta Cultural,” said Ron Brooks, events manager for the Zoo. “This event will place a special focus on our animals whose species originate from South and Central America. Stop by and visit with them in our Harriet & George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas section, then enjoy some authentic, flavor-filled dishes to the tunes of live Latin music from multiple bands!” About the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.