Monday, May 13, 2013

Canalside celebration

Kelly Samera, Soraida Martinez, Betzy Martinez, Julio Lopez, Carlos Martinez and Luis Rosas of the dance group “Citali de Mexico” perform at Canalside's celebration of Cinco de Mayo on May 5. The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY, a West Side-based non-profit organization that fosters past, present and future contributions made by the Hispanics in the community, and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation/ Buffalo Place presented the event. The 14-member folkloric dance group based out of Claymont, Del. preserves and promotes Latin culture across the country through music and dance. The celebration was the first of this year's list of events set to take place at Canalside, located on Prime Street. By Anthony Howard and Lars Lewis