May is here and GNNA is busier than ever. May 1, 2022 started with a Cinco de Mayo Parade from Rio Tierra along Northgate to West El Camino where a Cinco de Mayo festival was held. The parade featured Aztec Dancers, Folklorico Dancers, horses, floats featuring local sports teams and 100 low-rider cars. Northgate Blvd was lined with families cheering on the parade. The festival attracted several 1000 people.
Along with these events was a community paint day at the mural being painted at Peralta and Northgate. Around 200 people showed up to paint in a square on the mural. When the mural is finished, we will be treated to butterflies and folklorico dancers to celebrate the culture of Northgate Blvd. A seating area was set up for al fresco dining and socializing.
The final event of the day was an outdoor art show at the proposed Garden and Art Center on Truxel and Norbourough (the old Firehouse 15). The art show featured local artists highlighting butterflies. May is starting off gloriously.