Hispanic Heritage Month events planned for Rochester

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

Fiesta En La Plaza: Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month at Rochester Institute of Technology: Featuring Taina Asili and La Banda Rebelde, free food, music and dancing; RIT Global Village; Jefferson Road, Henrietta; noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 14; for more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/diversity.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off: Reception will include music, food and live outdoor performances; noon to 2 p.m.; City Hall, 30 Church St. Rochester; for more information, visit cityofrochester.gov.

RIT Division for Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series: Featuring Norma Holland on Sept. 18 and Julio Saenz on Sept. 24; RIT MOSAIC Center; for more information, call 585-475-6546

Honoring Our Abuelitos: Award event to recognize Latino grandparents will include live music and Latino food; Stardust Ballroom at Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus St., Rochester; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21; for more information, call 585- 428-5990.

“Cultural Reflections: Exhibiting Our Latino Treasures” artist reception: Featuring works by local Latino artists; City Hall Link Gallery, 30 Church St., Rochester; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26; exhibit continues Sept 12–Oct. 23; for more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/linkgallery or call 585-428-6829.

Youth Theater Night: Live performances from Rochester Latino Theatre Co.; Gantt @R-Center, 700 North St. Rochester; 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

Youth Gala: Cultural celebration will include a formal dinner; Stardust Ballroom at Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus St.; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day: Annual event includes music and dance performances, art demonstrations and children’s hands-on activities; Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester; Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m.; for more information, visit https://mag.rochester.edu/events/familycommunity-days.

Rise Up Latinos: Empowerment event for men and women with guest speakers, informational booths, gift bags and refreshments; Port of Rochester, 1000 N. River St.; 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12; for more information, call 585-428-5990.

Latino Gala Night: Celebration will include a formal dinner and music from a live Latin band; Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St.; 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 14; for more information, visit cityofrochester.gov.

Sixth-Annual Latino Student College Fair: High-school students will have the opportunity to interact with college representatives from all over the region; Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd., Rochester; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20; for more information, visit cityofrochester.gov.

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