Presidio of San Francisco
(June 21, 2004)
-- Commemorate the Presidio’s past on Friday,
June 25, starting at 1 p.m. with music, dance, and lore of the Ohlone,
Spanish, Mexican, and American cultures that have been woven through
centuries at the Presidio.
This year’s event marks the 228th
anniversary of the establishment of the Presidio and Mission Dolores,
the oldest landmarks in San Francisco. All programs are free. A Presidio
favorite - Fandango IV: Songs & Dances from Mexican California -
begins at 7 pm at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
This lively concert will feature the renowned
Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Conjunto Nuevo Mundo, and Cascada de
Flores, with dancers from Los Lupenos de San Jose.
Presidio Pasados begins on Friday, June 25, 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 uncover the Presidio’s past with park archaeologists. They will
learn about native history and culture from Ohlone descendents, meet
park rangers, and enjoy live music, storytelling, kids’ activities and
Presidio Pasados is an opportunity to recognize
the blending of cultures that makes San Francisco unique. This special
event is sponsored by the Presidio Trust and National Park Service. For
more information on these two programs, call (415) 561-5500 or visit www.presidio.gov.