Bel-Air Village has developed from a small community of pilots and their families to one of the most vibrant barangays not just in Makati, but also in Metro Manila. Today, the village celebrates 60 vibrant years with “Bel-Air: Kumikinang”, the 2017 edition of its now-famous annual Pasinaya celebration, to be held from May 26-28, at the Solar Street Park in Bel-Air 3.
The Pasinaya was conceptualized in 1993 by current Barangay Bel-Air Captain Constancia “Nene” Lichauco as a way to help establish camaraderie amongst the Bel-Air community through various activities. From a simple celebration, it has evolved into one of the most awaited social events in the Metro Manila calendar.
On May 26, Friday, there will be free kalesa rides around the village for children, as well as Gabi ng Kasambahay at 7 p.m., featuring singer Jennie Gabriel. Talented yayas, drivers, and kasambahays will also take the stage with the grand finals of Kasambahay Idol.
On May 27, Pasinaya 2017 will officially kick off with a special Children’s Treat with kiddie booths, mascots, and tectonics, a the Salu-Salong Agahan with Kusinerong Pinoy at 8:30 am; a show featuring comedians and singers AJ and Le Chaz at lunchtime; a Moana Bubble Show 2 p.m., Gimme 5 Musical Show at 2:30 pm; the Bel-Air Challenge at 3:30 pm; and the Inter-Barangay Hip-Hop Dance Competition at 5:30 p.m. The day will be culminated by the exclusive fashion show featuring the designs of Filipino fashion icon Ben Farrales and Zalora.com at 7:30 pm.
Sunday is fun day for the final day of Pasinaya on May 28 with a blessing of pets and a furry fashion show, a lunchtime entertainment at 12:30 pm featuring comediennes Boobay and Pepita; and finally, the special performances at the Pasinaya Velada at 7 p.m., followed by a performance by the Power House Band at 8:30 pm.