A table containing cultural items from the Dominican Republic was on display during the Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester’s Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day Oct. 8, 2017. (EMC file photo)

A table containing cultural items from the Dominican Republic was on display during the Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester’s Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day Oct. 8, 2017. (EMC file photo)

Rochester groups slate Hispanic Heritage Month events

As the dog days of summer come to an end, Rochester residents can look forward to the upcoming events planned so far to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15, include the following:

Walk-In Vaccinations at Ibero-American Action League

Sept. 15 from 2-6 p.m.

Vaccines will be available at a new location, 777 Clifford Ave. in Rochester.

For more information, call Ibero at 585-256-8900.

Hispanic Heritage Month’s Opening Celebration at The International Plaza

Sept. 16 from 5-8 p.m.

The celebration will feature music by the Latin jazz ensemble Mambo Kings. Additionally, there will be a costume parade presented by Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester as well as a special presentation on the history of Rochester’s Latino community by Julio Saenz, Ibero’s chief program officer.

For more information, visit Ibero’s Facebook page.

Fiesta en la plaza at The International Plaza/La Marketa

Sept. 19 from 1-5 p.m.

This event will celebrate the country of Brazil with musical entertainment provided by Rosa Boemia, Forró Estrelas Do Norte and the Brazilian Drumming Ensemble. There also will be a commemorative brick unveiling at the plaza’s La Marketa at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/fiesta-en-la-plaza.

Global Beats at The International Plaza

Sept. 23 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will feature Womba Africa Drumming and Dance with such music as bomba, salsa and plena by the Borinquen Dance Academy. There also will be food and special guests.

For more information, visit https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/global-beats-at-the-international-plaza.

Monroe County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the Highland Bowl

Sept. 24 at 5 p.m.

There will be a Spanish-language screening of the movie “Coco” with performances by Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester as well as the Rochester Latino Theatre Co.

For more information, visit www.monroecounty.gov.

Hispanic Heritage Blood Donation at 50 Prince St.

Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The event will feature a blood drive hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Rochester and Poder 97.1 FM.; sponsor keyword “SCwarrior.”

For more information, visit cruzrojaamericana.org.

Sonidos Unidos at Polo’s Restaurant Lounge

Sept. 25 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Live music featuring the all-female group Sonidos Unidos as well as music by DJ Pabony. The event is for 21 years of age and up.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/278AllenStreet.

Salsa de los 90’s at Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Sept. 25 from 4-10 p.m.

A live concert featuring many artists such as Anthony Colon, Jimmy Bosch and Banda Light. Event requires proof of vaccination.

Tickets available for purchase in person at Burgos Income Tax, Avalon Roc, Sobrinos and Pilon restaurant.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. Eventbrite.com.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day at the Memorial Art Gallery

Sept. 26 from 12-5 p.m.

Event will include costumes, artifacts and entertainment from various Spanish-speaking countries. Sponsored by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery and Poder 97.1 FM with support from Rochester Latino Theatre Co., the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Rochester and Hipocampo Books.

For more information, visit https://mag.rochester.edu/events/familydays.

Latino Day at the International Plaza

Sept. 26 from 1-5 p.m.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Puerto Rican Festival of Rochester is hosting a free live performance by Banda Light and Calle Uno.

For more information, visit facebook.com/events.

¿Por qué esperar? Via Zoom

Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

A live discussion with panelists Elisa DeJesus from Ibero-American Action League, Marielena Vélez de Brown from the Monroe County Department of Public Safety and Jennifer Herrera, assistant professor at the University of Virginia, who will answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information or to register, visit drny-org.zoom.us.

2021 Carnaval Show at the Kodak Center

Oct. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester will showcase the dance and traditions of the Latin American celebration known as Carnaval. The exhibition will feature various Latin American countries, such as Brazil, Panama, Colombia and Mexico, through folkloric dance performances accompanied by live music and intricate dresses.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://projectcarnaval.eventbrite.com.

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