MDC’s Historic Koubek Center’s Bilingual Family Series Celebrates the Holidays!  

Miami, Dec. 2, 2016 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) historic Koubek Center, su casa de cultura, continues its bilingual family series, Playtime: Días de las Familias, with a grand holiday celebration, Fiesta Navideña! (Christmas Celebration) on Saturday, Dec. 17, noon – 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Fiesta Navideña features Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban producer, teacher, and voice coach Rita Rosa—renowned for her bilingual music programs—leading a sing-along called “Villancicos y Chocolate.”  Other activities will include storytime with Teatro Prometeo; ornament craft-making; an elf-led Santa letter writing station; and a toy drive benefitting the local charity Amigos for Kids. Food (tamales, churros con chocolate) and drinks will be available for purchase, as will valet parking.

Playtime provides parents an engaging way for their children to learn and practice Spanish. The fun and interactive family days highlights the diverse arts, crafts, literary histories, music and dance of the city’s many Hispanic cultures. Children are invited to sing, dance, create and speak together en español. The series launched with a festive bang—a Dia de los Muertos celebration, and continued with Las Aventuras del Don Quixote, presenting a children’s version of the book as well as related games and imaginative activities.

Come celebrate the holidays and indulge in delightful traditions, bilingually!


The Koubek Center—su casa de cultura— is an intellectual, cultural, and community hub in the heart of Little Havana. A historic landmark in South Florida, the revitalized mansion remains true to its pioneering heritage—celebrating its multicultural community with workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, concerts and more. In addition to the mansion, the iconic space includes glorious gardens, the Koubek theater, the ArtSpace gallery, classrooms, and mini performance spaces.

The programs of Koubek Center are made possible with the generous support of: Miami Dade College; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissionaires; the State of Florida, Department of State , Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation..

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MDC Live Arts Contact: Alexa Burneikis, 305-237-7733,; and Jose Boza, Boza Agency, 786-326-7988;