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The ESB-MACC building is currently closed to the public. For information on the building expansion and renovation, visit MaccPhase2. Our programs are taking places at Recreation Centers, Libraries, and other sites!

See a full calendar of Museums and Cultural programs! (at various locations)

Check our Facebook (@ESBMACC) for the most up-to-date event details. 

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 View the MACC Holistic Wellness Calendar in English/ Spanish.  

HWP Calendar

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PROGRAMS BY TYPE:

Holistic Wellness Program

**All classes are free & bilingual (English and Spanish) - Todas las clases son gratis y bilingües (inglès y español)** View the MACC Holistic Wellness Calendar in English/Spanish.  Contact Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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All Levels/Family yoga flyer

Yoga for All Levels and Family Yoga
with Aneika Perez

✨ Body, mind and soul will align as we move with intention through gentle movement guided by breath. We will incorporate meditation and sound to regulate the nervous system.

Cuerpo, mente y alma se alinearán a medida que nos movemos con intención a través de movimientos suaves guiados por la respiración. Incorporaremos meditación y sonido para regular el sistema nervioso.

⏰ Yoga for All Levels - Saturdays @ 10:30am 
⏰ Family Yoga - 1st Saturday of each month @ 12pm 
🏡 George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center
📌 5801 Ainez Dr. Austin, Texas 78744
📝 FREE, no pre-registration or signup required! ¡GRATIS, no es necesario registrarse ni pre-registro! Questions, preguntas? Email Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Gentle Yoga with Isabel Beltran flyer

Gentle Flow Yoga (8+) 
with Isabel Beltran Sabel 

✨ Body, mind and soul will align as we move with intention through gentle movement guided by breath. We will incorporate meditation and sound to regulate the nervous system.

Cuerpo, mente y alma se alinearán a medida que nos movemos con intención a través de movimientos suaves guiados por la respiración. Incorporaremos meditación y sonido para regular el sistema nervioso.

⏰  Gentle Flow Yoga (8+)
🏡 Windsor Park Library
📌 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin, TX 78723
📝 FREE, no pre-registration or signup required! For ages 8+ ¡GRATIS, no es necesario registrarse ni pre-registro! Para edades 8+ Questions, preguntas? Email Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Community Conversations April 27 2024

Community Conversation: On Identity for Teens
Join the Event/ RSVP on Facebook!

All teens are invited to share about themselves and their identities: what thoughts, questions, and emotions come up as we explore who we are and how we express ourselves. Conversations will be followed by an identity collage activity. The teens in our Caminos class of 2024 will be co-leading this event.
 
About Caminos: 
CAMINOS teen leadership program is an immersive, one year long paid internship empowering Austin-area Teens to carve their own path in the creative arts. Learn more about Caminos!
 
12pm: Light Lunch
12:30pm: Community Conversation
2pm: Identity Collage Activity
 
Facilitated by: 
Magaly Arredondo Lopez
Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
Pronouns: she, her, hers
 

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 @ 12pm-3:30
🏡 Austin Public Library - Central Library: 3rd Floor - Teen Central
📌 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

*Free garage parking*

📝 FREE, Pre-registration requested. Space is limited. Sign up by emailing maccwellness@austintexas.gov 
¡GRATIS, Pre-registro solicitado ¡Espacio es limitado! Regístrese enviando un correo electrónico a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Road to Financial Freedom with Business & Community Lenders of Texas

Gain control of your financial future by chipping away at debt such as credit cards and bills. . Pre-registration required. Pre-registration required. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov. Facilitated by Business Community Lenders of Texas

Tome las riendas de su futuro financiero reduciendo deudas como tarjetas de crédito y facturas.Facilitado por Business Community Lenders of Texas. Se requiere pre-registro. Facilitado por Business Community Lenders of Texas.

⏰ Wednesday, April 24 ,2024 @ 6-7:30pm
🏡 Austin Public Library - Little Walnut Creek 
📌 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

📝 FREE! Pre-registration required. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov for registration.
¡Gratis! Se requiere pre-registro. Por favor envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

Activities/Collaborations

 

Photo of a Viva Mexico 2022 attendee talking to a representative of the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin

Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin

The purpose of TGSA is to foster excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value.Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin has monthly Saturday meetings and Thursday Study Group sessions at the Carver Genealogy Center.  The Genealogy Center is the little house facing the street.  On the right side of it is the Carver Library and behind it is the Carver Museum. It is a big complex. You will find parking in front and on the south and north sides of the complex.  If you park on the north side be prepared to do some climbing---lots of steps!  One more important thing---no food is allowed in the building, so there will be no coffee or pan dulce. - TGSA Staff

WHO: All Ages
WHEN: 1st Saturdays of the month from 10AM - 12PM
WHERE: G.W. Carver Museum & Cultural Center 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

CONTACT: Lorie Martinez Lorie.Martinez@Austintexas.gov


The Bronze Community Band Project

The Bronze Community Band Project (BCBP) is a group of Austin musicians dedicated to preserving Mexican American music. Rooted in community-based practice, the project provides culturally relevant music education in the regional bajo-sexto conjunto and orquesta tradition of Mexican American heritage. The Bronze Community Band Project’s mission is to research, promote and preserve the bi-musical heritage of the Mexican American community.  

Artistic Director Robert Rivera Ojeda developed the project to give young adult to elder instrumentalists and vocalists an opportunity to: 1) increase their musicianship skills through basic music reading literacy, 2) showcase their talent, and 3) capture Mexican American music (normally passed down by oral tradition) in written notated form. 

BCBP have repeatedly taught and performed at ESB-MACC in their commitment to music preservation and community education, bridging the young and older generations. It has also collaborated with other esteemed City of Austin partners like the Oakwood Cemetery and Austin Central Library in dedication to keeping Mexican American music alive and flourishing in Austin! 

Examples of past collaborations with the Bronze Community Band Project include:

2018 - First showcase of the “Tribute To La Musica Chicana”at the Oswaldo Cantu Pan American Recreation Center.  

2019 - Received the Raza Award at the 34th Annual Dia de la Raza Celebration presented by ESB-MACC

2019 - Second showcase of the “Tribute To La Musica Chicana” at the Austin Central Library. Partly funded by the Austin Central Library, Austin Cultural Arts Division, and ESB-MACC.

2020 -  Historical presentation of Old California and Texas music (1769-1850) at the Austin Oakwood Cemetery (as part of a program called “Sacrificios”.)


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Robert Ojeda: robertojeda937@gmail.com
Contact Marie Ortiz marie.ortiz@austintexas.gov

Video (Below)  The BCBP presented Old California and Texas music (1769-1850) at the Austin Oakwood Cemetery as part of their program called “Sacrificios". Their music can also be found at Reverb Nation.

MACC Education Department

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Sabados en Familia at Austin Central Library
2nd Saturday of the Month
10:00am-12:00pm
*FREE

Join the ESB MACC Education team at Austin Central Library in downtown Austin.

Sábados en Familia provides free cultural art activities created by the Mexican American Cultural Center. Participants will engage in a bilingual storytime and hands-on activities.

The next Sabados en Familia is April 13th. The book will be Where Are You From?

All details on Sabados en Familia programs can also be found on Austin Public Library's website, in their event calendar.

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Education with Heart

Education with Heart: A Community Celebration
Mendez Middle School
Saturday, May 4th 9:00am-3:00pm
RSVP on Facebook/ RSVP on Eventbrite!

Download Education with Heart English Flyer
Download Education with Heart Spanish Flyer

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB MACC) has partnered with Austin Independent School District (AISD) and Academia Cuauhtli to host Education with Heart: A Community Celebration.

This event will take place at Mendez Middle School (Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square Drive Austin, TX 78744) on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-3pm.

You’re invited to an opening celebration of the Community Love Hub and Academia Cuauhtli’s 10-year anniversary celebration! We invite families, educators, community advocates and members to join us for a day of activities, food, performances, and workshops for teachers. Families and individuals can participate in fun hands-on activities, performances by local musicians, dancers, and youth, immigration and public health community resource workshops for families, demonstrations of afterschool clubs and programs for youth and families, and workshops for teachers.

Community Love Hub:

This brand-new hub is an initiative by local community partners working with AISD to connect Dove Springs youth and families with free after school enrichment programs, arts education, sports clubs, ESL classes, community resources, and more. This hub will bring a much-needed safe learning environment, resources, and community gathering space for the Dove Springs community.

Community Love Hub Partners include:
  • AISD
  • Austin Public Health
  • Austin PBS
  • Central Texas Interfaith
For more information, contact Austin ISD District 2 Trustee Ofelia Maldonado Zapata at: ofelia.maldonadozapata@austinisd.org.

Academia Cuauhtli:

Academia Cuauhtli is made up of a coalition of educators and community advocates helping families explore their cultural heritage through an inclusive curriculum centering the language, art, and history of Latinx/a/o/e and Indigenous cultures. Academia Cuauhtli provides a range of free extracurricular programs, including its Saturday bilingual arts program and summer coding camp, offered in partnership with Aztech Kidz Code.

Questions? Email katya.guzman@austintexas.gov

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Students of the Cosecha summer camp sit with an instructor on a bench inside the Community Gallery

COSECHA: YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
with the MACC Education Department

We are proud to offer dual-language cultural arts camps during Spring and Summer breaks. In these camps, youth explore the themes of Social and Environmental Justice as they rotate through curriculum in music, dance, visual art, theatre, and puppetry. Students learn the history of social movements throughout Latinx communities while learning the importance of caring for people, the environment, and the world around us.

Details for 2024 Camps will be posted at AustinTexas.gov/SummerCamps

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Photo of an artists during the opening of the Figuralo Youth Exhibit in 2021

Figúralo: Youth Exhibit 
with the MACC Education Department 

The Youth Exhibit, Figúralo is the annual youth exhibit featuring artwork from young artists from across central Texas. Figúralo showcases the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images and figurative narratives. This winter exhibit asks the question, where can my imagination take me?

WHERE: Virtual Exhibition through the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Check out the last year's digital exhibit on the Smithsonian Learning Lab! 
 

Signature Events

Each year the ESB-MACC hosts four signature events organized for the community to honor, share, and celebrate our culture and heritage. Always free to attend and participate. Learn more about our yearly events below!


La Mujer

A celebration of women inspired by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, with food, art, and performances by womxn

All details for the 2024 La Mujer can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/MACCLaMujer

Attendees at the 2021 Awards of Excellence Event

Awards of Excellence

Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX.  The Awards took place on July 29, 2023 at the Long Center.

Attendee of the Viva Mexico Celebration in 2021

Viva Mexico

The day of Mexico's Independence from Spain is always remembered on the 16th of September. Our father of independence is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who started the revolt on the eve of the 15th of September.

Children attending the 2021 Day of the Dead Celebration in skull-like face paint

Dia De Los Muertos

This beloved tradition brings family and community together to celebreate the lives of our ancestors, family, and friends, veterans, and public figures. This multi-day celebration and festival includes kid's activities, local markets, food trucks, community altar exhibits, music, & dance performances. 

In 2023, the MACC's Day of the Dead celebrations will take place on November 2nd at Oakwod Cemetery and November 4th at the Pan American Recreation Center.

Read more about our Day of the Dead 2023 Events!

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COLLABORATE WITH US!

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is a vibrant arts center with 100,000 annual visitors. Since 2007, we have been offering countless cultural events and art classes focusing on performing arts, music, literature, film screenings, and the Latino Arts Residency Program. A collaboration is a one-time presentation that is co-produced with the ESB-MACC.  It can be a panel discussion, music or theater presentation, film screenings or community engagement discussion. The ESB-MACC organizes year-round activities and also cooperates with a large number of partners who complete and strengthen programming through rentals and collaborations. For more information, download our collaboration request form.

Collaborators that we have worked with in the past are: AARP, ALMA (Austin Latino Music Association), Austin Community College Creative Writing, Austin History Center, Austin Museum Partnerships, The Austin Symphony, Ballet East, Bellas Artes Alliance, The Center for Mexican-American Cultural Arts (CMACA), Cine Las Americas, Conspire Theatre, Crossroads Events, Dan Guerrero, Daniel Llanes, El Corazón de Tejas, Flor de Nopal, Indigenous Cultures Institute San Marcos, KLRU-TV, Latinitas, LATINO Magazine & No Mas Hambre, Nuestro Grupo, PODER, Proyecto Teatro, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company, Telemundo Austin, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Folklife, Resistencia Bookstore, University of Texas at Austin CMAS, Univision, Frida Friday ATX, Mexamericon, L.A.C.E (Latino, Arts, Culture & Education), The Latino Comedy Project. 

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