Events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage events include:

City of Rochester Heritage month kickoff: With a special ceremony and unfurling of Latin American flags; City Hall atrium, 30 Church St., Rochester; Sept. 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; for more information, visit

Latino Film Festival: Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Festival Board; St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave., Pittsford; Sept. 15 from 1 to 11 p.m.; for more information, call Little Theatre Box Office at 585-234-7660 or visit .

Honoring our Viejitos: Program in honor of Latino elders in collaboration with Ibero-American Action League, Centro de Oro, Project HOPE and the Hispanic Community Center; St. Michael Church hall, 869 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester; Sept. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; for more information, call 585-428-7503.

Hispanic Heritage Day: Program will begin with Spanish Mass followed by a convocation and talent show; Holy Apostles Church hall, 530 Lyell Ave., Rochester; Sept. 23 beginning at 11:30 a.m.; for more information, call 585-254-7170.

Youth Talent Expo: Program will include performances by children ages 4 to 18 in music, dance, poetry and comedy; Stardust Ballroom at Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St., Rochester; Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; for more information, send an e-mail to

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day: Annual event includes music and dance performances and art demonstrations and children’s hands-on activities; Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester; Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m.; for more information, visit

Dancing to Latino Rhythms: Dance lessons with a professional instructor; City Council Chambers room, 30 Church St., Rochester; Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m.; registration is limited to 25 participants; for more information or to reserve a spot, call 585-428-6110.

Second-annual college fair: Program will include a motivational speaker and presentation of Otero Award; City Hall atrium and council chambers room, 30 Church St., Rochester; Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for more information, call 585-469-3690

Hispanic Heritage gala: Event will include live music, dance and presentation of Latinos of Positive Influence awards; City Hall atrium, 30 Church St., Rochester; Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.; $15 for individuals and $25 per couple; for more information, call 585-428-7515.

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