(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Ocean County Library will host a trio of performances by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre during Hispanic Heritage Month. The first “Romeria del Rocio,” a virtual performance, will take place onWednesday, September 15 at 6:00pm. Registrants at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events will receive links for the Zoom event by email.
“Romeria del Rocio” is a joyous flamenco tribute to the pilgrimage undertaken annually on the Iberian Peninsula and in countries once colonized by Spain and Portugal. The video was recorded in Sandy Hook and other locales.
Following that will be the first live performances in the Toms River Branch since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. “Spanish Tapas” will be presented in Mancini Hall onWednesday, September 29 at 6:30pm. Colorfully costumed flamenco dancers will be accompanied by a classical guitarist.
The group’s Teen Dance Workshop will give teens a chance to experience the thrill of learning intricate steps in Mancini Hall on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00pm.
Registration is required for these free programs. Sign up and see more details online or call the Toms River Branch, 732-349-6200.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, the Ocean County Library will feature programs, films, stories and crafts for all ages, honoring Hispanic and Latino contributions to culture in the US and around the world.