Members of Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester dance to music by the Mambo Kings during a 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month opening event at The International Plaza in Rochester. (EMC file photo)

Members of Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester dance to music by the Mambo Kings during a 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month opening event at The International Plaza in Rochester. (EMC file photo)

Events slated in Rochester for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The City of Rochester presented a kickoff event for Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 at La Marketa at the International Plaza.

Here’s a list of some other events taking place in Rochester for Hispanic Heritage Month:

Learn about Hispanic Culture from Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester

Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.

Children’s Center in the Central Library of Rochester, 115 South Ave., Rochester

Free hour-long program for children with music and dance

Registration required

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the International Plaza

Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Live music, art vendors, food and family-friendly activities

Free

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day

Sunday, Sept. 25, noon to 4 p.m.

Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave.

Free

Hispanic Heritage Block Party

Oct. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Outside of City Hall, Church and Fitzhugh streets

Free

Strong National Museum of Play Latinx Display

Sept. 15 through Oct. 15

Display provided by Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester

Free with museum admission

La Marketa at International Plaza

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will take place during Sunday Market Days:

• Sept. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.

Fiesta Mexicana! featuring Alma de Mexico, Frank Burgios, LaMarimba and Imperio Norteño

• Sept. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.

Global Beats featuring Womba African Drum & Dance, La Nueva Secuencia and Los Pleneros 585

• Oct. 2, 1 to 5 p.m.

Rochester Latino Theater Co. presents interactive bilingual storytelling of the Coqui Folktale of Puerto Rico, adapted from the Coqui Frog by Deloris Rodney’Rackson

Fenix Artistic Development Inc.

Trio Latino Acustico

• Oct. 9, 1 to 5 p.m.

DJ Johnny Mambo and Orquesta Antonetti

• Oct. 16, 1 to 5 p.m.

DJ Max, Don Chuchi and Banda Light

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