For Immediate Release -
Presidio Pasados Commemorates a San Francisco Landmark
Afternoon Family Fun and an Evening Dance Performance at the Presidio on Friday, June 24
Presidio of San Francisco (June 23, 2005)
Commemorate the Presidio’s past on Friday, June 24, starting at 1 pm
with music, dance, and lore of the Ohlone, Spanish, and Mexican cultures
that have been woven through centuries at the Presidio. All programs
This year’s event marks the 229th
anniversary of the establishment of the Presidio, one of the oldest
landmarks in San Francisco.
Presidio Pasados begins on Friday, June 24, from 1
pm to 4 pm with Passport Through Time, an afternoon of fun
for children. Youngsters will travel through time to meet historical
figures and discover the Presidio’s past. They will learn about native
history and culture from Ohlone descendents, meet park rangers and
archaeologists, enjoy storytelling, kid’s activities, and more. The
afternoon concludes with interactive music and dance by the Los
Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center.
A Presidio favorite - ¡Fandango V! –
Songs & Dances from Mexican California — begins at 7
pm at the Presidio Officers’ Club (50 Moraga Avenue on the Presidio’s
Main Post). This lively concert will feature the renowned Coro
Hispano de San Francisco andLos Cenzontles with dancers from
Los Lupeños de San José. The White Star Café located within the
Presidio Officers’ Club will offer a special food and drink menu
inspired by the evening’s music and will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
Presidio Pasados is a commemoration of the early
native, Spanish and Mexican cultures that helped shape San Francisco. It
is also a celebration of this unique national park’s cultural heritage.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Presidio Trust and National Park
Service, in partnership with Bay Area Parent Magazine, Bay Area
Discovery Museum, and Crissy Field Center.