Susan Greenbaum, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her association with Ybor City includes programs on "Cubans in Tampa: Common Histories, Common Paths. Joint celebration of 100 years of Cuban mutual aid societies in Ybor City", "Tampa Afro-Cubans & Buffalo Soldier Sites Survey Project", an archival and archaeological survey in connection with centennial of the Spanish American War, "Afro-Cubans in Ybor City: A Contemporary Perspective", an interview survey, "More than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa, Florida", published by the University Press of Florida and "Afro-Cubans in Ybor City: A Centennial History. Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo".
Taste of Sandwiche Cubano Food Fest
When: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday August 18, 2012
Where: Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Campus, 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605
(moved from Cuban Club)
Ticket: free admission, $ for food
Food fest featuring traditional Tampa cuisine, including an attempt to create the world's longest Cuban Sandwich, besting Miami's 30-foot long record set in December 2011, winners of the Cuban Sandwich Festival held in Ybor in May, and Cuban sandwiches from numerous local restaurants; plus roast pork, deviled crabs, empanadas, flan.
Rooster Promenade and BBQ!
When: 6:00pm Sunday August 19, 2012
Where: Big Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ, 1609 18th Street, Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Dirty Shame, 1929 E. 7th Avenue, all in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Ticket: Free admission; $ for food
Lots of BBQ and drinks, live music, and a costumed Rooster Promenade parade open to everybody: children, dogs, pirates, hipsters, and, of course, fowl of all feathers.