“August is one of the most heavily attended First Fridays, so we wanted to take advantage of that and have a party,” says Andrea Barela, development director at NEWSED Community Development Corporation, the driving organization behind Santa Fe Drive’s revitalization and purveyor of premier Latino cultural events such as the Cinco de Mayo festival and, until this year, El Grito (celebrating Mexico’s real independence day). In lieu of El Grito,... More >>>