Where to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the New York Area


Events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month throughout the New York area.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes places from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to celebrate Hispanic Americans who trace their ancestries back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Here are the fun activities and events happening throughout the New York area for you and your family to celebrate.

Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey
WHEN: Sept. 14-16, Thursday, 7pm; Friday-Saturday, 8pm
WHERE: Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, 498 Park Ave., Upper East Side
WHAT: The Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey of Cuba makes its U.S. debut with choreography and artistic direction by Pedro Ruiz.
AGES: 9 and older
WANT TO GO? $29-$49; $15 students. 212-772-4448. hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse.

Dale a la Piñata
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
WHAT: Come decorate and take home a colorful miniature piñata in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Public Library, 27 W. Fulton Ave., Roosevelt
WHAT: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this high energy performance of Latin jazz and candombe.
WANT TO GO? 516-378-0222. rooseveltlibrary.org.

FREE 'A la Calle' Block Party
WHEN: Sunday. Oct. 1, 2-6pm
WHERE: Ballet Hispánico, West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, Upper West Side
WHAT: Celebrate Latino dance, music, art, food, and community at this family-friendly block party hosted by Ballet Hispánico. Enjoy dance and music performances, free dance classes, and thematic arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 212-362-6710. ballethispanico.org.

FREE Target First Saturday: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 5-10pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
WHAT: This family-friendly event includes hands-on workshops, performances, films, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

FREE ¡Vamos a la Fiesta!
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-3pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St., Riverhead
WHAT: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with games, crafts, stories and more.
AGES: 8 and younger
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228. riverheadlibrary.org.

BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance!
WHEN: Through Oct. 14: see website for dates and times
WHERE: Ballet Hispánico at the Arnhold Center, 167 W. 89th St., Upper West Side
WHAT: Join in for a month of festivities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through performances, community events, dance classes, and more.
WANT TO GO? $20 Flamenco Tablao. 212-362-6710. ballethispanico.org.

FREE York Film Festival
WHEN: Oct. 12-13, Thursday, 12pm and 6pm; Friday, 12pm
WHERE: York College, 94-45 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica
WHAT: A variety of films with content celebrating the histories, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
WANT TO GO? 718-262-2840. yorkpac.com.


Cultural Festivals and Events in the New York Area

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