El Día de los Niños, presented by the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board (AHHAB), returns this year to celebrate children with a day of fun and learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
The popular community event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at a new location - the Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 Indian Trail Road. Admission is free and it is open to the public.
"El Día de los Niños is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the value that children bring to our lives and to our community," said Dr. Adrienne Merced-Holloway, AHHAB Board Chair. "But it also give us at the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board and our stakeholders an opportunity to really connect with them and their parents to share worthwhile academic information and community resources."
The event features fun and educational activities for kids in honor of Children's Day, which is celebrated throughout Latin America to honor children and their contributions to the community.
Children can also bounce around in giant inflatables, touch a fire truck and police cruiser, check out a book from the bookmobile, and get a checkup from the Alivo Medical Center Mobile Health Unit. New this year is an out-of-this-world gaming truck provided by Countrywide Financial along with other activities to spark children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math fields.
Stage entertainment includes the comedy play "Puff," by Jesus Serrano, performances by Ballet Folklorico, the Greenman Elementary School Choir, and Kimberly Moorman, and a presentation by the East Aurora ROTC.
Nonprofit partners will be on hand to share information with parents on all of the programs they offer to families, including the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, the Aurora Public Library, the Fox Valley Orchestra, Family Focus, Sci-Tech Hands-on Museum, the Aurora Police and Fire Departments and many others.
Vendors will be on site with food for sale.
Sponsors of El Día de los Niños 2017 include the City of Aurora, West Aurora School District 129, East Aurora School District 131, Indian Prairie School District 204, Community Unit School District 308, Rasmussen College, Countrywide Financial, and the Home Depot.
For more information,visit www.aurorahispanicheritage.com.