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HOUSTON, TX -- On Saturday, April 11, 2015, residents, businesses, schools and community organizations will come together to host the third annual Sabor Del Northside, a free, public community festival, from 11am to 4pm at Castillo Park, 1100 Quitman St. This festival will feature live music from Larry Lozano y La Raza Connection, The Awesome DJ, and The Cosmos St. Band, along with performances by area youth and school groups. The festival will also feature an interactive art display that will capture community members’ vision for the neighborhood, and a Salsa Tasting contest with local celebrity judges. Other attractions will include over 60 booths with a mix of vendors providing food, crafts, and resources; a recycled art display by GO Youth high school students; Kid Zone with bounce houses, family games and competitions where winners can win prizes, face painting, art activities, and photo booth; and more!


The Near Northside neighborhood of Houston, located north of downtown between I-45 and 59, is a LISC Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhood. The GO Neighborhoods project embraces a vision of working as a community to build healthy neighborhoods of choice and opportunity. As a part of this mission, Sabor Del Northside brings together residents, businesses, schools, and community organizations to celebrate the eclectic Northside, bringing pride and positive exposure to the community.


Sabor Del Northside major sponsors: Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Houston, Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhoods, Avenue Community Development Corporation, Fiesta en Guadalajara, Marshall Middle School, State Farm, Direct Energy, ABC Dental, Epic Shots Photography, White Oak Investment Partners, Detering, Capital One, Rio Verdence Restaurant, The Winey Girlz Boutique, Houston Community College Northeast, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, State Representative Jessica Farrar, CenterPoint Energy, Chuy’s Any Given Sunday, and ChuCho’s Transmission Service.


Interviews are available in both English and Spanish.