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AARP NJ Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Diwali!

Our heritage is the thread that connects us all, and AARP celebrates each thread that brings us together. In 2022, we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, Navratri and Diwali with a series of virtual events. Read more below to learn how we celebrated New Jersey's diversity and connected you to your community, and look out for more virtual events!

Previous Events

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) is a time to honor the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and to celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

Zumba Class - Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. ET
In this one-hour, virtual class, you'll learn more about AARP New Jersey and resources that support healthy living. Then, a Zumba Gold instructor will lead you through a low-impact, modified version of the wildly popular Latin-inspired Zumba dance workout. You'll move to international and Latino rhythms while standing or following moves from their chair. This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

Beautiful middle ager senior woman wearing white t-shirt over isolated background Dancing happy and cheerful, smiling moving casual and confident listening to music

Latin Dance Class - Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. ET
In this one-hour, virtual class, you'll learn more about AARP New Jersey and resources that support healthy living. In this beginner level class, and instructor will lead you through core moves for Merengue, Salsa and other Latin styles. Take this opportunity to learn new dance moves and get up and active with us! This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

Woman dancing inside the courtyard of Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bollywood Zumba Class - Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. ET
An instructor will lead you through a low-impact, modified version of a Zumba dance workout with a Bollywood spin. In this class, we will celebrate Navratri, a Hindu festival observed over nine days that celebrates good conquering evil. We’ll be hosting virtual Bollywood Zumba as Navratri is traditionally celebrated through dance. You can follow along from a chair or standing. You’ll also learn about AARP NJ and resources that support healthy living. This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

Latin mother and daughter preparing meal together at home

Latin-Inspired Brunch Cooking Class - Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. ET
In this virtual class, you'll learn more about AARP New Jersey and resources that support healthy living. Chef Carolina Moratti will lead you through instructions on how to prepare an easy, nutritious, Latin-inspired brunch! The meal will feature shrimp tacos and Mexican street corn on the cob. This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

Latin-Inspired Dinner Cooking Class - Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. ET
In this virtual class, you'll learn more about AARP New Jersey and resources that support healthy living. Chef Carolina Moratti will lead you through instructions on how to prepare an easy, nutritious, Latin-inspired dinner! The meal will feature grilled salmon with aji verde sauce and Peruvian style potato salad. This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

Young girl helping her grandmother while working in the kitchen

Cooking Class with Diwali Dishes - Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. ET
In this free, virtual class, we’ll be celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. Chef Peter Pascale from RWJ University Hospital Somerset, and Chef Sanketa Jain, will lead you through instructions on how to prepare delightful Diwali dishes! The recipes will feature savory, small meals that are easy and nutritious. This class is closed; view our upcoming events here.

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