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November 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Esperanza’s Parking Lot, 4261 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140 United States
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Bodas de Sangre, Episode 7

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre Teatro Quarantine Episode 7   Starring Yajaira Paredes, Arianne Bracho, Tanaquil Márquez, Lorenza Bernasconi, Daniela Malave, Betsai Gomez, Daniel de Jesus, Krystal Rosa, and Emily Fernandez. Directed by Tanaquil Márquez and edited by Gagik Ashark.   Esta noche La Novia confronts La Madre as the women in the village enter to pay their respects. Now it is time for La Madre to make a decision, what will she choose?   ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro Quarantine’s production of Lorca’s seminal work for the stage as you’ve…

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February 2021


February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance February 10, 2021, 7 pm – Livestream To kick-off Voces - spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil - Esperanza Arts Center presents a live-streamed celebration of Carnaval with a performance from Teatro Esperanza featuring Ologundê. A live online Q&A and conversation with Dendê Macêdo and the Ologundê ensemble will immediately follow the performance. Ologundê will lead an online workshop with area students as part of their virtual residency at Esperanza Arts Center and a…

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February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pennsylvania Ballet/Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Celebration of dance, cinema, and Brazilian culture February 24, 2021, 7 pm – Livestream  Esperanza Arts Center spotlights Brazilian artists and storytelling through film and dance in a special double-bill presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Featuring Capoeira In Our Lives - film by Patricia Ovando Pennsylvania Ballet dancers in performance and conversation Live Out Loud - film directed by Glenn Holsten and produced by Freshfly featuring Pennsylvania Ballet dancers TICKETS Make it Brazilian Night at Home! Enjoy authentic…

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March 2021


March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brazilian Jazz: Bossa Nova and Samba  Esperanza Arts Center presents Philadelphia’s own Minas as part of Voces 2021 featuring live-streamed performances that spotlight the arts and culture of Brazil.  Led by Orlando and Patricia Haddad, Minas’ impact on the Philadelphia music and cultural scene has been a constant since 1984, when the couple moved from Rio de Janeiro to The City of Brotherly Love. They introduced Philadelphia audiences to Brazilian Carnaval, founded the city’s first samba drum troupe – Philasamba,…

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Community & Garden Spring Cleaning

March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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April 2021

Hunting Park – Yard Tree Giveaway

April 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Esperanza is partnering with TreePhilly to bring trees to the Hunting Park greater neighborhood (including Feltonville and Juniata). We have 12 species of trees to choose from, ranging between flowering and fruiting. Residents can pick through the registration form which one suits their household best.

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Esperanza Grant Writing Workshop

April 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Esperanza National Programs is hosting a Grant Writing Workshop on Wednesday, April 28th. Join the Esperanza Grant Writing Workshop for best practices and tips on how to apply for grants, as well as more information about the Esperanza Hispanic Ministry Small Grants fund. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/etwmb

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April 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Esperanza National Programs and EHED are hosting a Power Talks - Financial Literacy, April 28th @6 P.M. Join the conversation to learn and talk through good financial practices as well as planning for the future. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/211025462978155

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May 2021

Forrópera Experiência

May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Esperanza Arts Center presents a special live-streamed staged world premiere in partnership with Astral Artists featuring Brazilian Forró music, opera, dance, and storytelling traditions, as part of Voces 2021. Building on the sound of Forrópera, co-created by Chrystal E. Williams and Felipe Hostins, Forrópera Experiência features Chrystal E. Williams (mezzo-soprano) and Forró musicians Gabe Hall Rodrigues (accordion), Davi Vieira (zabumba), and the Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble. This unique production culminates a season-long residency, with performances of original stageworks created and…

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