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Paseo por el Westside

Presented in partnership with the Westside Preservation Alliance, the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, the San Antonio Public Library and Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s annual Paseo por el Westside celebrates the neighborhood’s history, culture, people and architecture through walking tours, workshops, performances and presentations. Highlights from the National Historic Preservation Month event include tours of the neighborhood (9am & 11am) and San Fernando Cemetery No. 1 (10am); sessions shedding light on the names of different types of pan dulce (10am & 11am), making cascarones and old-school ball-and-cup games (10am-noon), ways to cook various chiles (10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2pm), uses for medicinal plants (10:30am) and ancestry/genealogy (10:30am with Sylvia Reyna and 11:30am with Donna Guerra); plus performances by the likes of community-based preservationists Conjunto Heritage Taller (noon), Esperanza-organized ranchera supergroup Las Tesoros de San Antonio (12:15pm), “Mexican musical memory” promoters Grupo Tayer (10am, 1pm & 2:15pm) and beloved local singer-songwriter Azul Barrientos (2pm).

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