Cinco de Mayo at San Diego International Airport

If you’re traveling to or through San Diego International Airport on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., head over to the Terminal 2 West baggage claim area to catch the Cinco de Mayo performance by Ballet Folklórico de Chula Vista.


“Dressed in authentic and colorful costumes of varying regions, the young dance troupe will present traditional folk dances of Mexico. This performance serves to commemorate the historic Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862, at Puebla, Mexico.”

Tidbits for travelers: Dragon at SAN; classical music at JFK & MEM

If you’re at San Diego International Airport on Thursday (February 10) between 10:30am- and 12:30 pm, be on the look-out for a dragon.

San Diego puppet show

The SAN Airport Art Program will be presenting a special puppet performance of “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Puppets and Players in the Terminal 2 West baggage claim area.

NEW YORK POPS Photo-by-Joel-Weber

This week it was also announced that, starting in April, American Airlines passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will get to enjoy occasional live classical music performances by the New York Pops. According to a story in Crain’s New York Business:

Many of American’s domestic and international flights will feature two-hour radio broadcasts of the orchestra playing favorite New York tunes. Airline employees will be encouraged to volunteer for the Pops’ local music-education programs. And the airline will help underwrite Pops tours, something the orchestra hasn’t been able to undertake lately due to a lack of funds; one tour is tentatively planned for Florida.

Classical music is also featured regularly at other airports around the country. For example, chamber ensembles from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra perform monthly from September through May at the Memphis International Airport.

San Diego International Airport cooking up some treats

At least one of my New Year’s resolutions each year involves learning how to cook. It hasn’t worked quite yet, but as another fresh year rolls around, I’m willing to give it another try.

Maybe this will help.

More then 50 employees at San Diego International Airport (SAN) contributed around 125 recipes to the SAN Can Cook Cookbook.

The recipe list includes Pasta Sauce Fabulosa, Mum’s Old Fashioned Bread Pudding, and Green Chili Cheese Tamales, and reflects the diversity of the airport’s employees – Mexican, Indian, Italian, Filipino, and others.  There are even a few entries from celebrity chef Martin Yan (of Yan Can Cook fame), whose has a restaurant, Yan Can Asian Bistro & Bar, at the airport.

Even better, the proceeds from the cookbook go to the airport authority’s United Way Campaign.

Want your own copy? Drop a note to for details.