A boy wearing a hat rests his chin in his hand.

Seven-year-old Mario D’Agostino sits behind Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester’s table during the Memorial Art Gallery’s Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day Oct. 8, 2017. (EMC file photo)

Rochester-area events celebrate 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Here is a list of upcoming 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month events throughout the Rochester area:

Sept. 14

Hispanic Heritage Month Event at the International Plaza

828 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester

5 p.m. to dusk

This free event features live music (Bomba Boriken and 4 Latin Band) and dancing from the Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester.

Sept. 15

City of Rochester’s Hispanic Heritage Proclamation & Block Party

Rochester City Hall

30 Church St., Rochester

4:30 to 7 p.m.

This free event includes live music, food and an art exhibit inside City Hall.

Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester Visual Exhibition

Central Library of Rochester, Children’s Room

115 South Ave., Rochester

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday Sept. 15- Oct. 15

According to information on Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester’s website, the exhibition will showcase works of art the group uses during community presentations about different Latin American traditions in western New York.

Fiesta at Nazareth University’s Casa Hispana

4245 East Ave., Pittsford

Sept. 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This free event will feature live music, food and dancing.

Sept. 19

Rochester Hispanic Business Association ’s Hispanic Business Person of the Year Gala Luncheon

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 E. Main St., Rochester

The program starts at 11:15 a.m., with lunch starting at noon. Tickets start at $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10. Click here for more information.

Sept. 30

Blood Drive in Memory of Officer Manuel Ortiz

Ibero’s Community Resource Center

216 Clifford Ave.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration

657 East Ave., Rochester

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Explore Hispanic and Latinx contribution to STEM, arts, culture and activism through hands-on activities. Click here for more information.

Strong National Museum of Play’s National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

1 Manhattan Square, Rochester

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features cooking demonstrations, dancers from Borinquen Dance Theatre and more. Click here for more information.

Oct. 1

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day @ the MAG

500 University Ave., Rochester

Noon to 5 p.m.

Live music, dances, performances, crafts and presentations centered on this year’s spotlight country, Chile. The event is free with reservations. Click here for more information.

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