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. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; for more information, call 585-428-9345; all City Hall events are listed at www.facebook.com/HispanicHeritageRochester
Latino Film Festival: Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Festival Board; The Little Theater, 240 East Ave., Rochester; Sept. 17 from noon to 11 p.m.; $26 for all-access pass to movies and networking social; for more information, call Little Theatre Box Office at 585-258-0400 or visit .
Celebration of Mexico’s Independence: With music, traditional foods and performances by dance troupe Arco Iris Mexicano; Fellows Road Park, Fairport; Sept. 17 from 2 to 10 p.m.; for more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/mexicanosenrochester.
Latino Art workshop: Lecture by Marisol Galarza-Ruiz; City Hall conference room 208-A, 30 Church St., Rochester; Sept. 21 at noon; for more information, call 585-428-7515.
Latina Achievement: Panel discussion with Latinas Unidas Reconocimiento Awards’ winners and MCC staff about emerging Latina leadership in the workplace; Monroe Community College’s Warshof Conference Center, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Brighton; Sept. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; for more information, call 585-292-2283.
Honoring our Viejitos: Program in honor of Latino elders in collaboration with Ibero-American Action League and Hispanic Community Center; Los Flamboyanes community hall, 100 Borinquen Plaza, Rochester; Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.; for more information, call 585-428-7503.
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. 2 from noon to 5 p.m.; for more information, visit http://mag.rochester.edu/calendar/?event&id=665294&from=02October2011&to=02October2011.
Hispanic Heritage gala: Event will include live music, dance and presentation of Latino of Positive Influence awards; City Hall atrium, 30 Church St., Rochester; Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; for more information, call 585-230-3834.
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. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; for more information, contact Betty Cólon at HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov.