Special Events

Dia de los Muertos

Sunday, November 1st 2 - 5 pm

300 Gist Street, Uptown 

Remembrance of the Dead and a Celebration for the Living

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun afternoon of music, food, dance and traditional arts activities in honor of those who have passed on. Bring the whole family to celebrate and share in this joyful tradition. English and Spanish translation for all activities.

Screen Printing! Papel picado! Mask-making! Face-painting! Puppet show! and live music by Gena by Pena! Kids and grownups can also create ofrendas to honor lost loved ones.

This event for all ages is hosted by La Escuelita Arcoiris, Pittsburgh's Spanish immersion preschool, in collaboration with AIR.




An important part of La Escuelita is the community development outside of the classroom. We often participate in or host educational and cultural activities throughout the year.

Past events include:

  • 5 de Mayo Festival
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration (Fall)
  • Arbor Inauguration
  • Al Servicio de la Comunidad Festival (Spring)
  • Latin American/Caribbean Festival (Fall)
  • Latin American Benefit Brunch (Spring)
  • Family Latino Fest (Spring)
  • Co-op Harvest Festival (Fall)



Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Pittsburgh Opera
7 pm 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  or Salsita volunteer?
email admin@laescuelitapgh.org 



Escuelita offers a variety of services at various local community events and schools.  The 'Escuelita Troupe' offers age appropriate Spanish Language and bilingual interactive puppet shows.  We also offer a variety of hands-on Latin American crafts for Festival participants. 
If you are hosting an event in your school or community, or know of one that we should be involved with please let us know.

We work hard to co-sponsor and support other local and some national organizations in an effort to share the Spanish language, music and culture with Pittsburgh families. 
Our community partners include:

  • Carnegie Library system
  • Children's Museum, 
  • Silver Eye Center for Photography
  • Latin American Cultural Union 
  • Saturday Light Brigade
  • Building New Hope
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Society for Contemporary Craft