DATE CHANGE: 5,000 Free Books to Be Given Saturday, May 7, at El Día de los Niños in Aurora
Due to an inclement weather forecast that calls for rain and strong winds on Saturday, the annual El Día de los Niños Celebration scheduled for Saturday, April 30 has been postponed until the following weekend.
For the safety of all participants and after consulting with Aurora’s Emergency Management Team, the City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board has rescheduled its annual “El Día de los Niños” Celebration for Saturday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aurora Transportation Center Lot (at the corner of Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue) in downtown Aurora.
About El Día de los Niños
The city of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board will host its annual “El Día de los Niños” celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Aurora Transportation Center Lot, located at the corner of Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Aurora.
This traditional Latin American event recognizes children, pays homage to their importance in society and endorses their well-being. The free celebration is being held in partnership with the Aurora Public Library, West Aurora School District 129, East Aurora School District 131, Oswego School District 308 and Indian Prairie School District 204.
Free Books for Children
This year’s theme is “Promoting Science” and all school districts have contributed funding to support the distribution of over 5,000 books to children who visit literacy stations staffed by volunteer teachers.
Fun Activities for All
Activities will include stage performances by the West Aurora and East Aurora Children’s Choirs, singers from Oswego School District and Indian Prairie School District, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Simply Destinee Dance Team, Aztec Dance Troupe, and Los Tiliches del Baul Puppet Company from Guanajuato, Mexico.
Other organizations providing free children’s activities include SciTech Hands On Museum, the Aurora Police Department, the Aurora Fire Department, Sonos de Mexico, and the Fox Valley Orchestra. A rock wall sponsored by the Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America and several bouncy houses and inflatable obstacle courses will be onsite for the children.
In addition to the school districts and the library, El Día de los Niños is co-sponsored by the City of Aurora, Old Second Bank, the Aurora Housing Authority, WLEY La Ley, Home Depot, Aurora Bank and Trust, Rasmussen College, ChiroOne, Countrywide Financial, Earthmover Credit Union, Rush Copley, Hollywood Casino and North Star Credit Union.
El Día de los Niños is free and open to the public.
About the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board
Founded in 2002, the City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board‘s mission is to embrace, preserve and promote the heritage and contributions of Hispanics. In addition to supporting other citywide activities, the AHHAB hosts several significant annual events including the AHHAB Community Award & Scholarship Breakfast, El Día de los Niños and Fiestas Patrias.
About the City of Aurora
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456. Aurora is known as the “City of Lights” because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights. Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships. For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city’s website at www.aurora-il.org.