Día del Niño Health Walk & Family Festival

Día del Niño/Day of the Child is a national holiday in Mexico NMMA Dia del Ninos Health Walk Kids with balloonsrecognizing children’s importance in society and celebrates their well-being.

Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art marks the day with one of the country’s largest celebrations of the tradition at its annual Día del Niño Health Walk and Family Festival. In its 21th year, it’s a day for children and families to enjoy art, fitness, health screenings, live music and dance. The day begins with a 2-mile health walk from the Museum to the UIC Pavilion for the free festival.

WHAT: 21th Annual Día del Niño Health Walk and Family Festival

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Registration: 9 am at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Walk begins: 10 am

UIC festival hours: 11 am – 3 pm

WHERE: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. and UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, Chicago [free shuttle between the museum and UIC]

WHO: 2,000 children and their families at UIC Pavilion

WHY YOU SHOULD COVER:

· Great families/kids audio, photo, video opportunities

o 500 people walking in family groups from the museum to UIC

o Art activities, fitness games, cooking demos

o STEM: robotics, 3-D prints, virtual reality headsets

o Family health screenings and immunizations

o Live music and entertainment stage

· Promote healthy lifestyles

· Demonstrate the values of education, character and community

· Interviews with museum execs and sponsors: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association, U of I Hospital, V&V Supremo

About the National Museum of Mexican Art

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the National Museum of Mexican Art showcases 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the Mexican border. Admission is always free. The Museum is open Tues – Sun from 10 am to 5 pm. To learn more, please call 312-738-1503 or visit www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

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