Viva Portugal!

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SATURDAY, 1- 7PM

MAY 4

FREE! No ticket needed.

The Z and local Portuguese-American organizations once again bring the tastes, sights and sounds of Portuguese culture and heritage to downtown New Bedford. You don’t have to be Portuguese to enjoy the family-friendly festa – all are welcome! Free. In front of The Zeiterion.

VIVA PORTUGAL STAGE
1:00-1:30
Folkloric Dance: Discovery Language Academy Folkloric Dance Performance Group
1:45-2:45
David DeMelo and guitarristas perform fado –  the evocative, soulful music of Portugal
3:45-4:30
Portuguese Kids Comedy Troupe: highlighting the funnier side of growing up as kids of immigrants
4:45-5:30
Band Faith: An eight-member Portuguese-American band
6:45-7:30
Filarmónica Santa Cecilia
8:00
Camane performs at The Zeiterion. Tickets available at the box office.

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Watch cooking demonstrations with celebrity Portuguese chefs! See how they create dishes and sample a taste. The chefs are available to sign books after their demonstration.

1:30-2:20
Maria Lawton cooks stewed lima beans with Portuguese sausage.  Known as the “Azorean Greenbean,” Maria has made it her quest to research and recreate the classic recipes of her Azorean heritage for her book, “Azorean Cooking,” now in its eighth printing.

2:30-3:20
Maria Dias, Cook Book author, Creator of Tia Maria’s Blog, and Chef. Creating hundreds of Portuguese dishes made easy for anyone to cook! Her cook book “Taste Portugal, 101 Easy Portuguese Recipes” will be available for purchase.

LISBON TRAVELOUGE
4:00-4:50
Feed your wanderlust! See what’s it’s like to be in Lisbon with photos, videos and Portuguese pastries. Presented by UMass Dartmouth’s Tagus Press and Sagres Vacations.

PORTUGUESE FOOD & DRINK
The Madeiran Feast: caçoila and linguiça sandwiches and free hot dogs for children
Portu Galo: Portuguese sandwiches and small bites
Day of Portugal: malassadas, cod fish cakes, favas
Ginga! Try the Portuguese sour cherry liqueur served in a chocolate cup on Spring Street
Full Bar: located on Spring Street
Beer & Wine: served by the Feast of The Blessed Sacrament on Spring Street
Pastries & Coffee: served in the Taverna at The Zeiterion.

VENDORS
Viva Portugal Kiosk: Viva Portugal T-shirts and books by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, currently on exhibit through June 16 at New Bedford Art Museum
Portugalia Marketplace food, soaps, pottery of Portugal on Purchase Street. Book signing with Maria Lawton at 2:20!
Atrio Jewelry: Wildly popular jewelry inspired by the centuries-old tiles found in Portugal. In The Zeiterion lobby.
Cork jewelry and handbags by Manuela Carmelo on Purchase Street

FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Mini-Whale Boat Races! Hosted by the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society
Soccer with the New England Revolution! Put your soccer skills to the test with their accuracy kick game!
Read! Browse through a children’s collection of Portuguese books and magazines from the Casa da Saudade Library.
Imagine! Get swept away in the Portuguese-English bilingual story hour by the Casa da Saudade Library.
Crafts! Create paper puppets with Portuguese cultural symbols like the iconic rooster, known as the Galo de Barcelos.
Face Painting! Or as we say in Portuguese “pintar a cara”
Play! Try your hand at jenga, korn hole, and Connect Four

CULTURE ON THE STREET
Floats provided by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament:
S.S. Brinquinho Float is a replica of Columbus Santa Maria ship, with a large Brinquinho – a Maderian instrument – as its centerpiece.
Madeira Wine Press Float is dedicated to the traditional wine making on the island of Madeira.
Santana House is replica of the small thatched triangular houses in Santana on Madeira.

Azorean Whaleboat The Bella Vista whaleboat is presented by Azorean Maritime Heritage Society.

Portuguese Sardine Seiner Model representing the boats from Figueira da Foz, Portugal, presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center.

VIVA PORTUGAL PARTNERS
Azorean Maritime Heritage Society
Bristol Community College – Luso Centro
Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento
Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford
Destination New Bedford
Discovery Language Academy
New Bedford Day of Portugal
New Bedford Fishing Heritage
New Bedford Free Public Library
Portuguese American Archives
Prince Henry Society of New Bedford
Tagus Press, Center for Portuguese Studies, UMD
The City of New Bedford
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

VIVA PORTUGAL SPONSORS
Arte Institute of Portuguese Contemporary Culture
Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
FLAD – Fundação Luso Americana
DeMello International Center
Luso Financial
Music Drives Us, a Boch Family Foundation
NEA National Endowment for the Arts
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

This event is supported in part by Music Drives Us.

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