Events highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a list of events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

• Latino Art Gallery Exhibition: Featuring works by local Latino artists; City Hall Link Gallery, 30 Church St., Rochester; Sept 11–Oct. 21; for more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/linkgallery or call 585-428-6829.

• Fiesta En La Plaza: Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month at Rochester Institute of Technology; featuring free food, music and dancing; RIT Global Village; Jefferson Road, Henrietta; noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 13; for more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/diversity.

• Film Festival: Featuring Hispanic films including “Selena” and Coco; Smith Center for the Arts; 82 Seneca St., Geneva, Sept. 13, 15 and 16; for more information, visit https://thesmith.org/event-calendar.

• National Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: Reception will include music, food and live outdoor performances on Sept. 14; noon to 2 p.m.; City Hall, 30 Church St., Rochester; for more information, visit cityofrochester.gov/hhm.

• Youth Theater Night: Live performances and refreshments; City Council Chambers, 30 Church St., Rochester; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

• Honoring Our Abuelitos: Award event to recognize Latino grandparents will include live music and Latino food; City Hall Atrium, 30 Church St., Rochester; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26; for more information, call 585- 428-5990.

• Mass and Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Event will include food and music on Sept. 30; Holy Apostles Church, 503 Lyell Ave., Rochester; 11:30 a.m. Mass with reception to follow; for more information, call 585-254-7170.

• Youth Dance Night: Cultural celebration will include food and music; MLK Park Lodge, 353 Court St.; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

• Tropical Dinner Celebration: The event will celebrate the 48th anniversary of the Spanish & Latino Students’ Association at the University of Rochester; 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5; Wilson Commons, May Room, 252 Elmwood Ave, Rochester; for more information, visit https://bit.ly/2wHEpCY.

• Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration Series: Annual event includes music and dance performances, art demonstrations and children’s hands-on activities; Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester; Oct. 14 from noon to 5 p.m.; for more information, visit https://bit.ly/2wGiixE.

• Rise Up Latina: Empowerment event for women to engage with and learn from each other and community leaders; MLK Park Lodge, 353 Court St., Rochester; 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

• Noche Tropical: Dinner and dance event will include performance from Frances La Leona and a merengüe tribute; Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E. Main St.; 7 p.m. Nov. 10; $30 advance or $40 at the door; for more information, call 585-428-6110 or e-mail HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov.

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