From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the United States marks Hispanic Heritage Month. For the next few weeks, there are numerous opportunities for Rochesterians to attend activities and events to celebrate Latino culture.
Here’s a roundup of events you can check out in Rochester:
Fiesta at the International Plaza
City officials will kick of Hispanic Heritage month with a fiesta at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 the International Plaza, 828 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester. The free event will include live music and other performances.
Hispanic culture, musical lesson at library
Learn more about the Hispanic culture from Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester in the Secret Room at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Children’s Center in the Central Library of Rochester. The room within the Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave, Rochester. The free hour-long program for children will include a hands-on musical activity and dance. Registration is required.
Hispanic Business Person of 2022 luncheon
The Rochester Hispanic Business Association will host its annual luncheon announcing this year’s Hispanic Business Person of the Year on Tuesday, Sept 20 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St., Rochester. Keynote speaker is Orlando Ortiz, Rochester’s 2019’s Hispanic Business Person of the Year. The event begins with a reception at 11:15 a.m., luncheon at noon. Tickets start at $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10.
International Plaza cultural festival