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Taíno Areyto in Humboldt Park!

May 31, 2024, 11:00 am - June 1, 2024, 1:00 pm

Don’t miss the rare chance to witness a Taíno Areyto, a ceremonial dance of the Taino, the indigenous people of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti/Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. Twenty members of the Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Borikén (Puerto Rico) are bringing this performance to Chicago for the first time! It’s a unique opportunity to learn about the Taíno Indigenous people of Puerto Rico (Borikén) and their rich traditions.
This performance is a highlight of our exhibition, ¡Taíno Vive! Caribbean Indigenous Resistance, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, the Field Museum, and the Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Borikén. We will set up a tent with seating on our beautiful lawn to recreate a Batey-like space for this historic ceremony.

For the Friday, May 31st performance at 11AM ONLY, Schools and Senior Centers do not have to make a donation and should email [email protected] to coordinate receiving tickets for your group. A group is 10+ people.

Two performances:

Suggested donation of $10. Please note: If you would like to place an order of 10+ tickets, please email Veronica Ocasio at [email protected]

Your donation directly supports the work of Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Borikén.

This is made possible by the generous support of our presenting sponsor, The Angell Foundation, and our supporting sponsors: Senator Omar Aquino, Alderperson Jessie Fuentes, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago’s Department of Special Events, the Chicago Park District, and The Illinois Arts Council.

  • Type: Special Events
  • Time: May 31, 2024 - 11:00 am June 1, 2024 - 1:00 pm
  • Venue:National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture 3015 W. Division
  • Duration:60 minutes
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