National Hispanic Heritage Month: 5 Events to Attend to Celebrate Latino History

National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 thru October 15 - has been honored in the United States each year since 1988. Throughout these thirty days, we celebrate the history and contributions of the more than 56 million Hispanic Americans living in our country. With music, dance, art, and simply walking alongside our friends and neighbors, there are so many ways to get out and celebrate the importance of New York’s Hispanic population to our multicultural city.

 

The 53rd Annual New York Hispanic Day Parade

When: Saturday, October 8th, 12-5pm

Where: Fifth Avenue between 43rd and 69th Streets,

New York is the home of our country’s largest urban Hispanic population, and each year at the Hispanic Day Parade more than 4,000 representatives of all 20 Latin American countries and Spain march down 5th Avenue to celebrate their importance to our community. Come sing, dance, and enjoy the floats and performances at this year’s parade on October 8th.

 

Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York

When: On view through November 26, 2017

Where: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.

Explore hispanic heritage through dance at the Museum of the City of New York. At the exhibition Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, discover how Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrant communities in New York helped to turn salsa dancing into a global phenomenon. The exhibitions is on view through November 26.

 

¡Vaya! 63: Charanga America

When: Friday, September 22, 7pm

Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets

Enjoy a night of free music and dance at Lincoln Center as they kick off their annual Latin music series featuring beloved local Bronx ensemble ¡Vaya! 63 playing traditional danzon melodies. If you’re ready to get up and dance head to the venue early as admission is first come, first served. Keep an eye out for more performances in the series that will be announced throughout the month at lincolncenter.org.

 

Movies Under the Stars: The Motorcycle Diaries

When: Saturday, September 23, 7-9pm

Where: Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn

Head to Brooklyn for the evening and attend a free showing of the Motorcycle Diaries. Soak up one last weekend of warmer weather with an outdoor screening of this biopic featuring the iconic Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara on his travels by motorcycle across South America as a young man with his friend, Alberto Granado.

 

Unidos II

When: September 15 - October 26

Where: The Alexis Grady Gallery, El Taller Latino Americano, 215 E 99th Street

A new exhibition at the Alexis Grady Gallery at El Taller Latino American (The Latin American Workshop) is bringing together the work of nearly 20 Latin American artists. Featuring mixed-media artworks, the collective exhibit fuses different styles and materials to explore unity and difference in the diverse Latino community.  El Taller Latino Americano also offers a wide variety of Spanish language and art classes classes as well as lectures and musical events. Check out their events calendar for more information.

 

Sources:

https://www.newyorklatinculture.com/hispanic-day-parade/

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/vaya-63-charanga-america

https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

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