Plan of cultural, recreational and sports activities for the 502 years of Havana disclosed



Havana, Nov 4 (ACN) On the occasion of the 502nd anniversary of the Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, on November 16, a broad plan of cultural, recreational and sports activities was conceived, which were announced today at a conference press release at the government headquarters in the capital.

Santa Miralis Ricardo Tamayo, Provincial Director of Culture, reported that as part of the celebrations, El Madrigazo, a tribute by the Hermanos Saíz Association to the founding of the city, will take place from November 13 to 15 at the Casa del Joven Creator.

On the 7th, he said, there will be the activity for the second anniversary of the Cultural Center “La Llave” del Cerro and the Main Hall of the Casa de la Música de Miramar, and on November 9, of the Casa de la Música Habana.

According to Ricardo Tamayo, on the 13th and 14th the cultural centers and music houses will dedicate live performances to the anniversary, and on the 15th special dinners will be offered in the restaurants that already offer table service, accompanied by artistic talent from small format.

On November 13, a children’s activity will be held at 11:00 am at the Sauce, Salón Rosado, Hangar, Herradura, Fontanar, Gran Teatro-Café Opera, Berthol Brecht, Enguayabera, Bulebar 66 and Oasis centers.

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For Sunday the 14th, activities are planned in the communities, aimed especially at children, in alliance with Culture, Sports and other entities, spaces in which discography, books, educational games and the sale of the CD Habana 500 of the EGREM label will be offered.

From November 15 to 30, starting at 3:00 pm, he pointed out, a musical program dedicated to the city will be broadcast on the You Tube channel of Cultura La Habana and San Cristóbal, and on the 16th there will be presentations by the bands of concert with a repertoire dedicated to Havana, in its usual spaces of city parks and squares, starting at 10:00 am

Also, on the eve of the anniversary day, at 9:00 pm the lights of Galiano will be turned on, and at 12, in the Templete, the traditional ceremony will take place in the founding site of the Villa.

The artistic gala for the 502 years of the city will take place on Tuesday, November 16, at 6:00 pm at the Karl Marx Theater; and from the 19th to the 24th there will be live performances by artists in the communities.

Raúl Reyes Santiesteban, provincial deputy director of Sports, said that coinciding with the festivities and with the Day of Physical Culture and Sports -November 19-, municipal acts will be held from November 13 to 19.

All the stadiums in the communities will also be activated for the development of baseball games, celebrating their declaration of Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and on November 21 will be the Marahabana race, starting from Misiones Avenue and finishing in the Sport City.

In this regard, he specified that foreign participation will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only three thousand people will run, and participation will not be competitive.

Likewise, the street plans will be resumed on Saturdays and Sundays in November, and the activity “Have fun on the Malecón” will be maintained, every Saturday of the month from 4:00 pm to 12 at night.

In the great parks of Havana and recreational facilities, it transpired in the press conference, a varied recreational program was planned for the days of November 13 to 16.

Ana Rosa Granda, first secretary of the Union of Young Communists (UJC) in the capital, also announced the plan of activities that the organization planned to celebrate the date.

Among the motivations he mentioned the resumption of the school year, the upcoming anniversary of the Federation of High School Students, the University Student Federation, the UJC and the José Martí Pioneer Organization, among others.

He explained that activities with young people are resumed on Saturdays, that from the 15th to the 20th they will develop the week of National Defense, and the productive work in organoponics and construction works will be maintained.


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