Come celebrate International Kid's Day, on Sunday, November 4th on the grounds of Castillo San Felipe del Morro from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, International Kids Day was established to encourage countries around the world to annually observe a day for the understanding and promotion of the children's welfare and their right to be happy.
Once again this year San Juan National Historic Site and Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico join efforts to celebrate this day on behalf of the children of Puerto Rico and the world. This event is full of family-friendly activities which include educational programs, sport clinics, Zumba and Yoga Classes and exhibitors. There will also be demonstrations and artistic presentations such as the María Juseppe Show, Antilles Jazz Ensemble, Caballito Bayito, among other surprises. "We are very happy to have Sign Language students from the Universidad del Turabo joining us this year to interpret activities for the deaf community at the event. I encourage all children to come out and participate in the activities and have a fun time." said Superintendent Walter J. Chavez.
International Kid's Day meets President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors Initiative" to promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect people, especially children, to the outdoors. The event also observes First Lady Michelle Obama "Let's Move!" Initiative which stresses physical activity and healthy eating habits in children as a way to overcome childhood obesity to promote a healthy life style. "In moving the celebration to the grounds of El Morro, we have been able to count with the participation of thousands of children and their families for sharing a day outdoors and to learn about good nutrition and the importance of eating fresh and healthy," said Mrs. Carmen Vega, Founder and Director of the Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico.
The event is free and everyone is welcome to honor this day, celebrate childhood and have fun by getting outdoors. For additional information, you may call 787-729-6777.
The Museo del Niño de Puerto Rico is a private non-profit entity that in 2013 will celebrate 19 years of education through the experience of the game.
San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), San Juan Gate, and most of the City Wall. The site is open everyday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission to San Juan NHS is $3 for adults for one fortification and $5 for both and free of charge for those 15 and under.