AARP NY recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 and is proud to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Hispanic and Latino communities across New York state. This month gives us the opportunity to shine a light on the achievements of those who have paved the way and continue to make great contributions.
Our Associate State Director of Multicultural Outreach, Maggie Castro, has a number of events to commemorate this month that we would love to share with our NY community.
1. Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Bronx Giveback Community Event
· True Nirvana Festival, The Get Back| 2180 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10462 | 12PM - 6PM
2. Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 5:30pm: Rhythm Revue Salsa Party with DJ Felix Hernandez.
· Pier 40 NYC | 92 Hudson River Greenway (@ W.Houston) New York, NY 10014: https://local.aarp.org/news/dance-the-night-away-with-the-rhythm-revue-dance-party-ny-2019-07-03.html
3. Saturday, September 28, 2019 | AARP Shredding Event
· De Witt Clinton High School | 100 West Mosholu Pkwy S. | Bronx, NY 10468: aarp.org/NYStopScams
4. Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 12PM-4PM: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff - Ballet Hispanico Block Party.
· Ballet Hispanico | 167 West 89th Street | New York, NY 10024: https://www.ballethispanico.org/
In addition to these events, we're proud to highlight influential Latinos and Latinas who are making significant impact in our communities. Please check out our other blog for more information on each individual.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 Profiles:
1. Rossana Rosado - New York Secretary of State
2. Lady Pink - First Lady of graffiti (artist)
3. Eddie Palmieri – world-renowned, Grammy award winning artist
4. Dr. Anderson Torres - President of R.A.I.N Total Care Inc.
5. Daisy Paez - Community Liaison for the Education Alliance - Lower East Side of Manhattan
6. Lisette Sosa-Dickson - Executive Director, Spanish Speaking Elderly Council - RAICES
7. Quenia Abreu - President and CEO of the NY Women's Chamber of Commerce
8. Lalo Rodriguez – Puerto Rican salsa singer
9. Angel Lopez – Puerto Rican salsa singer
10. Jose Alberto – Dominican salsa singer
Link to influential people for Hispanic Heritage Month blog: https://local.aarp.org/news/influential-leaders-profiled-for-hispanic-heritage-month-ny-2019-09-13.html