The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola event is a three day festival open to the community at large. Tombola traces its history to Cuba as early as 1919 in Colegio de Belén. Since its revival in Miami in 1968 this annual tradition brings together the Belen families and the surrounding community for a weekend of fun and camaraderie.
The 51st Tombola will take place on February 8-10, 2019.
The Culinary Extravaganza is the kick-off event for Tombola weekend on Friday night in the Garrido Family Plaza. This event features some of the city’s most diverse and popular restaurants with exciting wine pairings. Click here to purchase tickets.
On Saturday evening, adults will have another opportunity to gather at the 9th Annual Wine Tasting in the Saladrigas Art Gallery. Click here to purchase tickets.
New this year. Our Bazaar will have an Early Bird Shopping Event on Saturday, February 9 in the Roberto Goizueta Athletic Center. We will be selling tickets to only 200 shoppers, who prefer to shop in a less-crowded environment and want first dibs at the merchandise. Tickets for the event are $20 and includes a tote bag and complimentary mimosas. Click here to purchase tickets.
The Cigar Lounge will be open Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. in the Raul and Nidia Rodriguez Science Pavilion.
Saturday Night Concert. Taking the main stage on February 9 in the Garrido Family Plaza is Mad World Orchestra, formerly known as Eruption. This ‘80s band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Flag Football Tournament. Belen students are encouraged to form a team and compete in a Flag Football Tournament on Sunday morning. There will be three divisions: Sixth grade, Middle School, and High School. The cost for entry is $50 per team. For more information or to register, please contact Student Council Advisor Matthew Jordan ‘08, or Student Council President Luciano Bettocchi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday afternoon join us for the 1st annual Whiskey Tasting from 2 - 4 p.m. For more information click here.
“Tombola truly strengthens the bonds of friendship and helps support the Belen Scholarship fund which provides many deserving young men the opportunity of a Belen Jesuit education,“ said Father Guillermo García-Tuñón, SJ, President of the school.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.