2019 Latin Quarter World’s Fair (LQWF)
September 15, 2019 8:00 AM
The 2019 Latin Quarter World’s Fair (LQWF) will be held in the heart of Boston’s Latin Quarter onSunday, September 15, 2019, and serve as the Latin Quarter’s kick-off to National Latinx Heritage month in Boston. Building off the 20-year history of the JP World’s Fair, the LQWF will be a true community festival celebrating the cultural traditions of the neighborhood. The LQWF is organized by local activists, artists, organizations, youth, residents, and merchants who are committed to creating an event that represents the spirit of past events while ensuring that the planning process is inclusive of the current community’s esteemed input. With a series of public community meetings, planning sessions, and surveys leading up to the event where everyone can play a role the Latin Quarter World’s Fair will indeed be an event para la comunidad, por la comunidad.
What makes the LQWF unique is its mission to create accessible & beneficial opportunities for local merchants, artists, and youth by:
· Providing bilingual training on the public event license process and covering the cost of temporary food permits for all participating Jamaica Plain food businesses
· Training and hiring youth to lead event activities at an hourly rate of $20 per hour
· Paying all artists who create or perform at the event for their time and their services
· Offering free vendor spaces for Jamaica Plain small businesses
But we wouldn’t be able to offer these opportunities without our generous donors & sponsors!
The 2019 Latin Quarter World’s Fair is 100% volunteer driven and produced with generous contributions like yours. Please, know that any amount makes a significant impact, so I encourage you to give what you can.