Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester offers two free events

Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester is using funds from a Genesee Valley Arts Grant and assistance from community partners to welcome people with and without disabilities to take part in its summer music arts programs.

“Participants from different cultural backgrounds, including disability, will come together, leave behind all social boundaries, and let the power of music find the equality amongst us all,” Evelyn D’Agostino, director of GCLER, said in a press release. “We are so excited about these community partnerships that will enable us to intentionally invite people of all ages, with and without disabilities, to celebrate together and transform music into works of art.”

GCLER is working with Perinton Recreation and Parks, Rochester Accessible Adventures and LatinX to present two free family events in July that will feature percussion and crafts.

The first is July 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the International Plaza, 828 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, and the second is July 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Vincent Kennelly Park, 2 West Ave. in Fairport.

From July 22-26, GCLER will host a rhythm and mask-making workshop with artist Kenneth Melendez. The workshop will take place at The Hive Coworking Studio, 1387 Fairport Road, Suite 1000D, Fairport. Sessions are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22, 25 and 26, and 10 a.m. to noon July 23 and 24. The cost is $200 for all five sessions.

For more information on these and other Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester programs, visit www.gcler.org.

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