Latin flair coming to Bradley Beach this weekend


BRADLEY BEACH — The Viva Bradley Beach Latin Festival, which was postponed earlier this summer, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Riley Park, located on Main Street across from the train station. 

“The event promises to have an incredible day with Latin musical artists, dance performances, Capoeira performances, authentic Latin American food, crafts and vendors, a pop-up wrestling party with Lucha Libre and an arts pavilion with a display from artists within the collective Arte puro Arte,” Amy Hall, Bradley Beach tourism director, said in a press release.

This is not the first time the borough has recognized Hispanic culture with summer events. Previous events have included a salsa-tasting competition, featuring local restaurants. 

“We have so many wonderful Latin restaurants in town and we have a big Hispanic population in Bradley Beach,” Ms. Hall said.

 The event is sponsored by local Latin American restaurants in the borough; Luna Verde Vegan Mexican Restaurant, Panchos and Jaunchos, as well as the Keith, Winters, Wenning and Harris law firm, Mansa Nicome State Farm Agency and Ana Raquel Reis, Attorney at Law.

The festival was originally scheduled to be held in July, but the borough postponed it due to a severe heat advisory that weekend.

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