Hispanic Heritage Month Events Round Up

Hispanic Heritage Month Events Round Up 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It’s a great time to celebrate Hispanic heritage with your family and teach your children about the different cultures that co-exist in New York City.

Here’s a round up of events this Hispanic Heritage Month in New York City!

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Manhattan

Arsenal Gallery: Mi Parque Mi Tierra

Arsenal in Central Park, 830 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Sept. 15-Nov. 9, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
All ages
Free

NYC Parks welcomes Hispanic Heritage Month with Mi Parque Mi Tierra, on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park.

This exhibition features nearly two dozen artworks that explore Latino culture and celebrate the environmental, aesthetic, and recreational benefits of green spaces in New York City and beyond.

Created in a variety of media, the artworks reflect on Latino identity and depict the many ways New Yorkers use our city parks, from family gatherings to playing music, as places of recreation and of quiet reflection.

A Paley Tribute to Roberto Clemente: The Legend of #21

The Paley Center for Media, 25 W 52nd St., Upper West Side
Sept. 15-Oct. 29, Wednesdays – Sundays, 12 – 6 pm
All ages
$16-$20

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Witness the defining moments of Clemente’s magnificent career as you delve into a collection of rare photographs, stirring videos, and authentic artifacts.

Beyond his on-field achievements, he instilled hope and inspired change in underserved communities worldwide, leaving behind a lasting legacy as a compassionate humanitarian that continues to motivate us decades after his historic career.

Latinx Fest Art and Design at CMOM

The Tisch Building at CMOM, 212 West 83rd St., Upper West Side
Sept. 16-17, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Ages 0-10
$16.75

Learn about Nicaraguan volcanoes, Otavaleño blankets, Chilean architect Sebastian Contreras Rodriguez, and more during this weekend celebration of art and design.

Latinx Fest at CMOM Part 2

The Tisch Building at CMOM, 212 West 83rd St., Upper West Side
Sept. 23-24, Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Ages 0-10
$16.75

Explore the vibrant mosaic of traditions and importance of colors, flavors and family surrounding Latinx cuisine.

Latinx Heritage Family Day

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
Sunday, Sept. 24, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
All ages
Included with admission: $6-$24.

Celebrate the rich cultural diversity and achievements of Latinx communities this National Hispanic Heritage Month! For this special event there will be bilingual storytimes, creative craft stations, games, and snacks.

Celebración Latina

Ballet Hispánico, 167 W 89th, Upper West Side
Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 – 5 pm
All ages
Free

Come out for live music, dancing, and food from local vendors on the street and, inside the headquarters of Ballet Hispánico, for performances by the professional Company and students from the School of Dance, free dance classes, and so much more!

Bronx

Dream in S.T.E.A.M.: In Celebration of Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Throg’s Neck Library, 3025 Cross Bronx Expy, Bronx
Wednesdays, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Ages 5-12
Free

Join the Children’s staff for an educational and interactive S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program in celebration of Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month! 

Festival Latino

Bronx Terminal Market, 610 Exterior Street, Bronx
Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 – 3:30 pm
All ages
Free

Bronx Terminal Market Is Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with FESTIVAL LATINO! Enjoy music, giveaways, and family fun! Rooftop, Level 6.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art

Jerome Park Library, 118 Eames Pl, Bronx
Monday, Sept. 25, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ages 5-13
Free

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, children will learn about the life and art of Frida Kahlo, then create a self portrait with drawing pencils and paint.

Hispanic Heritage Month – Make Your Own Maracas!

Bronx Library Center, 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx
Friday, Sept. 29, 4 – 5 pm
Ages 13-18
Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making maracas! Maracas are an inconspicuous but ever-present musical instrument in Latin American music whose roots stretch far back into the misty, pre-Columbian past.

We’ll speak about the history of this instrument and listen to some songs that feature maracas prominently! 

Brooklyn

Baila Baila

Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., Brighton Beach
Friday, Sept. 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
All ages
Free

Join Baila Baila for an energetic family concert and dance, play, and sing in Spanish.

Music with Flor Bromley

Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Ave. (at Woodbine St.), Ridgewood
Friday, Sept. 15, 4 – 5 pm
All ages
Free
Advanced registration required

Flor and her band will play songs from her brand new bilingual album Chiqui Music Boom, a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child’s mind.

These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children’s classics and fun puppetry will have the whole family laughing and dancing, broadening their worldview during an international cultural encounter. 

Brooklyn DA’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2023

BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights
Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 – 9 pm
All ages
Free
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and BRIC are hosting a wonderful celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023: Empowering our Future, with a special program with honorees, performances and food for the community to enjoy.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ages 0-10
$15; $14 grandparent

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!, a brand-new production by New York City Children’s Theater, a 30-minute adventure for ages 5 and younger.

Bookending these performances will be a bilingual puppet show in the morning all about animals with artist Karina Onofre, and an afternoon storytelling hour with author Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, reading her book, Plátanos are Love.

Queens

Hispanic Heritage Month Nature Walk – En Español

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Cross Bay Blvd, Broad Channel
Friday, Sept. 15, 2 – 4:30 pm
All ages
Free

Join Park Rangers for a guided nature walk, dado en Español. Learn about the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and its natural and cultural importance.

Hispanic Heritage Month Crafternoon

Queens Public Library Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
Friday, Sept. 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ages 5-12
Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a fun Friday craft!

Staten Island

Hispanic Heritage Day

Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island
Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 am – 5 pm
All ages
$10; $5 ages 6-11; free for ages 5 and younger

Explore the diversity of Hispanic cuisine in the 1820s Guyon-Lake-Tysen House kitchen, and enjoy a special performance by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

Long Island

Family Movie Night: Encanto

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City
Friday, Sept. 15, 6 – 9 pm
All ages
$22; $20 for children (2-12)/seniors (62+)

Come out for a fun Family Movie Night. There will be an exciting make-and-take activity, you can explore the museum galleries, and then watch Disney’s “Encanto” in the theater – they’ll even supply snacks!

Explore the museum, meet Mirabel, and create your own vibrant maracas. Use your handmade maracas to add excitement during the musical portions of the movie.

Hispanic Heritage Month Science Experiments

Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Ave., West Hempstead
Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 – 2:30 pm
Ages 6 and older
$4
Advanced registration required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by taking a closer look at Hispanic scientists and their amazing contributions to the world. Conduct experiments that explore concepts and designs discovered by a Hispanic scientist. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Story Crafter: Who was Cesar Chavez?

Long Beach Public Library- Main Library, 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4:15 – 4:45 pm
All ages
Free
Register online

Be there for a reading of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez and learn about his inspirational story! Then make a craft of an inspirational collage with Cesar’s message Si, Se Puede! (Yes, You Can!) for the Youth Services Art Gallery! 

AdvoKids: Hispanic Heritage Month

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave, Garden City
Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 am – 1 pm
Ages 4 and older
Included with admission: $17

This month the AdvoKids pop-in program will focus on Hispanic Heritage Month. During this program visitors will learn how to celebrate the holiday in meaningful ways and create the national bird of Guatemala: a quetzal, which represents liberty. 

Rockland/Bergen

Community Day: Fiesta Latina

The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St, Newark
Saturday, Sept. 16, 12 – 5 pm
All ages
Free
Advanced registration required

This lively event will feature an incredible lineup of Latinx performers and artmaking activities that pay tribute to Hispanic culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms, captivating dances, and rich traditions of Latin America.

Enjoy a day filled with music, dance, art, and community to celebrate the diversity and contributions of the Hispanic community. 

Fiesta Latina

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library Village Branch, 85 Main St, Haverstraw
Saturday, Sept. 23, 12 – 2 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dancing by Anna de la Paz, music, crafts, and food! 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Hoboken
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 – 3 pm
All ages
Free

Take part in this vibrant celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Ignite your creativity with colorful crafts, challenge your friends to a game of dominoes, and savor the flavors of a live cooking demo!

Piñata Party!

Paramus Public Library, 116 E Century Rd, Paramus
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4 – 4:45 pm
All ages
Free
Advanced registration required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with story time, a craft, and the smashing of a piñata! 

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