The San Juan Daily Star
La Fortaleza Street to hold Walk & Shop activities
By The Star Staff
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Walk & Shop La Calle Fortaleza will take place in Old San Juan.
The La Fortaleza Street event is an initiative to promote economic activity in the district along with purchases and consumption in the sections of the street that are still under construction.
The municipal administration of San Juan and Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo are promoting the initiative in conjunction with La Isleta de San Juan Business and Cultural Development Corp. (CODEVISA by its Spanish acronym) and the Old San Juan Merchants Association (ACOVI) promote the initiative.
The initiative’s objective is to bring visibility to the shops and restaurants on the main street of Old San Juan.
“Fortaleza Street received a considerable investment to improve its conditions,” Romero Lugo said. “As a result, our administration has focused, among other things, on promoting various efforts to spearhead the development of businesses located in the area of construction.”
The Walk and Shop on Calle Fortaleza will include a varied cultural offering in which children can participate in various creative workshops. For example, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be linoleum printing workshops where participants can ink a linoleum plate and create their own graphic print with Old San Juan motifs. From 10 am to 3 pm., there will also be a “frottage” group mural activity in which participants can create a mural on brown paper, using chalk and cobblestone textures as the background of the mural.
The Music Walk will take place on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In the Plaza de Armas, on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. there will be a craft market, a talent show at 3 p.m., a friends group at 5:30 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. A Son de Guerra will perform.
On Sunday, a folkloric troupe will perform at 2 p.m.