Hispanic Heritage Month: Events

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- During Hispanic Heritage Month, ABC7 is sharing information about local events, along with the history, recipes, and customs of the Hispanic community. Take a look at events happening around our area this month!

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"Homebound" - CUNY Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screening

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

"You are invited to a free screening of "Homebound," a Hispanic Heritage Month event brought to you by the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the film's director, Fanny Vliz, followed by a networking reception.

"Homebound" was released last year and is Ms. Vliz's first feature film as director. The 105-minute captivating film offers a heartfelt human story about what it means for Latinos to struggle with real problems in the United States. The film follows the emotional journey of a successful young man who returns to his small hometown in Texas to help his dying father, who wants him to take over the family business - a dilapidated bar. The young man struggles to fulfill his father's wishes - he'd rather burn the bar down because he blames it for his mother's death and his father's cancer."

Dutchess Community College Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Events Including:

  • Library Display throughout September and October
  • A celebration of the life and work of Gabriel Garca Mrquez, 1927-1914, Colombian author and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • Fandango Workshop
  • Tuesday, September 16, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

    Ritz Lounge, Dutchess Hall

    Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in a fandango, which is a cultural event, a kind of party and musical jam session rolled into one. The music performed and danced to is known as Son Jarocho, a regional folk musical style from the Mexican state of Veracruz, located along the Gulf of Mexico. It represents a fusion of indigenous, Spanish and African musical elements, reflecting the population that evolved in the region from Spanish colonial times. Son Jarocho often is played only on jaranas, a small guitar-like instrument, and sung in a style in which several singers exchange improvised verses called dcimas, often with romantic or humorous content. The most widely known son jarocho is "La Bamba." At the fandango guests will have the opportunity to learn a few chords on the jarana and some dance steps.

  • Lecture - "'Yo digo baila: Tu Dices Dance': Diversity in Mexican Music and Identities in New York City" by Emily Williamson
  • Friday, September 19, 12:00-12:50 pm

    Bowne Hall, Room 122

    Emily Williamson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. New York City is a city of immigrants and is possibly the quintessential example of how a city is enriched by its immigration history. In recent decades, Mexican immigrants have become the fastest growing immigrant group in New York. Yet, there is still little research on the lives of this expanding group. In her research, Williamson examines the ways Mexican communities have integrated music into their daily lives in New York. This lecture more specifically, addresses how musical practices reveal the diversity of the various Mexican communities, groups and individuals.

  • Music Show - DCC Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Dr. Christopher Brellochs
  • Friday, October 31, from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

    Ritz Lounge, Dutchess Hall

    Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up with a Day of the Dead concert.


    Events Including:

  • Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Msica infantil con Irka Mateo
  • Wednesday, September 17, Wednesday, September 24, Wednesday October 1, Wednesday October 8, and Wednesday October 15th 2014, from 10:15 to 11am, and then again at 11:15am to 12pm

    American Indian Museum New York - 2nd Floor Education Classroom

    Free Event: "Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu"

    Source: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

  • Storybook Reading/Lectura de cuentos
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm

    American Indian Museum New York - Education Classroom; Aula Educativa

    Free Event: "Jessica Marrero (Taino) reads Caribbean stories and leads a related hands-on activity. Recommended for children 12 and younger."

    Source: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

    Newburgh Hispanic Festival

    September 14, 2014

    Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550

    "Come join us as we celebrate the many Latino cultures that represent the Hudson Valley. The City of Newburgh & R&M Promotions have teamed up to organize one of the BEST Hispanic events for 2014. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Mariachi music will fill the air along the Hudson River next to Gully's."

    Source: http://now-events.net/us/page/2670764

    Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration

    Monday, September 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM NEWARK, NJ

    "Rutgers Marketing & Management Society will be tabling at the Hispanic Heritage Kickoff event. Come get familiar with us if you aren't already, hang out or just say hi, and learn more about Hispanic Heritage with us!"

    2014 #NYCLP Latino Heritage Month Happy Hour

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

    "Join the NYC Latino Professionals Meetup for a networking happy hour in celebration of Latino Heritage Month at Pranna in the Flat Iron district. Pranna is a trendy Pan Asian restaurant and lounge, with a chic and vibrant dcor.

    Our event will take place from 6-10:30pm in the private Cellar Bar. The Cellar Bar is a lounge within a lounge. This lower-level space features modern flat screen TVs and sexy amber-colored glass lanterns alongside cabana-like banquettes. There will be happy hour specials until 8pm and a food menu will be available. Event format is networking from 6-8pm; networking & Latin dancing from 8-10:30 pm."

    2nd Annual PUEBLO HARLEM Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

    www.afrolatinjazz.org & www.HSAnyc.org

    September 20, 2014 from 11am to 7pm

    Herb Alpert Center, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue

    Free Event : "Harlem, New York -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct.15) the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Harlem School of the Arts invite the community in Harlem and beyond to join us in this event that highlights the history and diversity of Harlem through a day of music, folkloric and popular dance, food and art. Filling out the day will be a variety of food and craft vendors. Designed for children and their families, jazz aficionados and community members, PUEBLO HARLEM celebrates Hispanic heritage and Harlem's mix of cultures. With a performance by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the Alliance's premiere Latin Jazz youth orchestra, the day closes with a dance party featuring our leading Latin Big Band, GRAMMY Award winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra."

    Yankees Proudly Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st

    The New York Yankees will welcome individuals from two noteworthy institutions, the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame, and recognize them in special on-field ceremonies. The Yankees have also published the second edition of Yankees Magazine En Espanol, the Spanish-language issue of the club's flagship publication.

    Former Yankee Felipe Rojas Alou, Latino Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010, will be on hand at Yankee Stadium on Friday, September 20, for a pregame ceremony to recognize a few of the newly-elected members of the 2014 class, which include Bert Campaneris, Omar Moreno, Osvaldo Virgil and Moises Alou. On Saturday, September 21, the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame will also have a pregame ceremony announcing the induction of former Yankees pitcher, Vernon "Lefty" Gomez. Members of the Gomez family will be on hand, including Lefty's daughter, Vernona Gomez.

    Mexican Day Parade

    September 21, 2014

    Madison Avenue between 26th and 39th Street.

    "The Mexican Day Parade of New York commemorates Mexico Independence that started with the Grito de Dolores on September 16, 1810. It includes folklore, culture, music, customs and the use of many vibrant colors to get the attention of the people. Entertainment stars, local and Mexican politicians, music bands and mariachi groups, have attended this parade. This parade has it all. The General Consulate of Mexico in New York has always helped this parade."

    Previous Sponsors: Telemundo, Univision, NY Daily News, El Especialito, Latin Trends, 93.1 Amor, and more

    Source: http://mexicandayparadeny.org/214-2/

    The Carnaval De La Cultura Latina

    Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 12pm to 6 pm

    Junction Boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights Queens

    "This event is fun for the entire family and great venue to promote your company products or services so make sure to contact us early to take advantage of early promotions and make arrangements in having your company take part in one of the most important outdoor events in Queens County and the City of New York."

    Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screening: Cesar Chavez

    Hoboken Public Library

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hoboken, NJ

    Long Island Hispanic Heritage Street Fair

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11 AM to 5:00 PM

    La Fuerza Unida Inc - Between Bridge Street and Glen Street, Glen Cove - 11542

    A free event "To celebrate the Hispanic community in Glen Cove, this event is just not for Hispanic people this event is for everyone who wants to get together and enjoy a fun and exciting street fair with rides, games, prizes, food, music by mambo loco and dancing and singing."

    Hispanic Heritage Month Business Forum

    September 30, 2014 8:30am to 12:30pm

    Federal Plaza Conference Center, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10278

    "How SBA Can Help You Start and Grow Your Business?

    Government Contracts: Certification and Marketing"

    "All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting Man-Li.Lin@sba.gov."

    Museo Del Barrio

    Events Including:

  • BACK IN FIVE MINUTES: Mauricio Arango
  • September 3 - October 11

    "During 2014 -2015, artists of Latin@ or Caribbean descent living in New York City's five boroughs are offered a studio located within El Museo del Barrio's exhibition space. Selected participants, one per session, are invited to generate a new body of work in the midst of what is customarily understood by El Museo and its visitors as an area allocated for the installation of finished pieces."

  • September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    "Join us for a conversation about the role of biennials in a growing list of alternative locations, and how they affect the global map of international biennials with five international curators: Roco Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio; Julia Herzberg, Curator and Art Historian; Emiliano Valds, Associate Curator, Gwangju Biennial, and Chief Curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin (London/Medellin); and Isabella Villanueva, Assistant Curator, Americas Society.

    Program is presented as a part of a 2-day workshop at the Guggenheim and El Museo for young curators proposing projects for the Bienal de las Fronteras. Conceived as a public and participatory platform focusing on the most up-to-date and emerging concepts and expressions of the visual arts, the Biennial of the Frontiers seeks to become a space in which creation, analysis and dissemination of contemporary art explores the established frontiers of art practices in Mexico and abroad.

    With the goals of promoting the creation of artworks and curatorial projects in Mexico and abroad, the Biennial of the Frontiers is building a platform for emerging artists and curators. Fostering the production of creative and innovative proposals in the field of visual arts, this Biennial intends to facilitate the dialogue, exchange and critical discussion of artistic practices today. For more information, visit www.bienaldelasfronteras.org/en/.

    Immediately prior to the discussion at 6:00pm, we will host a special guided tour of PLAYING WITH FIRE: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions with guest curator Nicolas Dumit Estevez."

  • OVER THE TABLE: Artist Portfolio reviews
  • September 18 and October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Throughout the year, El Museo de Barrio's curatorial team invites artists of Caribbean or Latin American descent to register for one-on-one 20 minute portfolio reviews with our curatorial department and special guests. OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project.


    OH is comprised of a series of actions spread throughout El Museo del Barrio's facilities for which multi-disciplinary artist Nicolas Dumit Estvez invites the various departments of El Museo to operate at a horizontal level with its own exhibition space. OH conceives El Museo and the museum as a holistic work of art; that is, a living artwork existing beyond the boundaries of the exhibition space and co-mingling with life. OH (Office Hours) 2013 Nicols Dumit Estvez


    - Open to artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent living in the greater NYC metropolitan area.

    - Bring images of your work (in whatever format you choose) and the equipment that you will need to present it properly. Free Wi-Fi is available in El Museo's Caf.

    - You must be at El Caf five minutes before the time allocated for your meeting and expect to be at El Museo for up to an hour. Late arrivals may not be seen.

  • SUPER SBADO: Celebrate Fall!
  • September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    "SUPER SBADO is back and we're welcoming the changing seasons! Join us for a fun-filled family day of art making, storytelling, dancing, and more."

    Exhibitions / Exhibiciones:

    PLAYING WITH FIRE: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions

    11:00am - 6:00pm, Las Galeras

    Guest curated by Nicols Dumit Estvez, the works, from our Permanent Collection, targets imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony with irreverence and humor.

    Family Resources / Recursos para la Familia


    12:00pm - 3:00pm, Lobby

    Stop by and pick up fun activity cards to help you during your visit.

    Artist Project / Projecto de Artista


    12:00pm - 3:00pm, Fifth Avenue

    Check out Sol Aramendi's nomadic camera obscura! The project addresses the existing social order for migrants by turning the world upside down.

    Art Making Workshop / Taller de arte


    12:00pm - 3:00pm, El Taller

    Fall inspiration! Use objects from nature and dyes made from seasonal vegetables to create your very own prints.

    Storytelling / Cuentos

    COLORIN COLORADO...Flor Bromley

    12:00pm & 2:00pm, El Caf

    Celebrate the season with actress and singer Flor Bromley, as she shares stories and music from The Three Sisters and The Goose Who Tried to Keep the Summer.

    Movement Workshop / Taller de Movimiento


    1:00pm and 3:00pm, Black Box Theater

    Move to atabaque drums and learn Macull, the Afro-Brazilian warrior dance, in celebration of the new harvest.

    Performance / Espectculo


    4:00pm - 5:00pm, El Teatro

    Baila with Ballet Hispanico's BHdos dancers! Join us on a journey through Latin America, featuring Asuka, a tribute to salsa legend Celia Cruz, and Tango Vitrola, set to Argentina's milonga recordings in the 1920s.

  • October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    "Explore the life and work of Marisol Escobar, the curator of MARISOL: Sculptures and Works on Paper, Marina Pacini, Chief Curator at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, at the Brooklyn Museum.

    Guests will discuss the artist's perception of popular culture, in the context of feminist art, and provide insight on women artists working during this period."


    50th Hispanic Day Parade

    October 10, 2014 from 11am to 5pm

    Fifth Avenue 44th to 70th Street

    Panamanian Day Parade

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10am to 8pm

    Franklin Avenue - Bergin Street and Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Ends at President Street and Classon Avenue.


    Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM





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