Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 

The City of Rochester Hispanic Heritage Committee and Mayor Lovely A. Warren are proud to announce a month-long program of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  This year's theme is "United by Our Roots" - "Unidos por Nuestras Raíces".

2015 Event Schedule

Inaugural Latino Golf Tournament: Aug. 29 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Braemar Country Club, 4704 W. Ridge Road. -- 18-Hole Golf tournament with cart, lunch and a Delmonico steak dinner, free chipping clinic, prizes and 50/50 raffle.  Money raised will go to Latino Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Heritage Month events. Contact Albert Algarin, Jr. at (585)775-8792 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov. 

Latino Art Link Gallery Exhibition: Sept.15 to  Oct. 26, City Hall Link Gallery -- An exhibition of art by artist in the city of Rochester. Enjoy viewing during our Kickoff Ceremony on Sept. 15.

Kickoff Ceremony: Sept. 15, 5:15 – 7 p.m., City Hall Atrium. -- Unfurling of  Latin flags; proclamation read by City Officials, music, Spanish refreshments. Contact Janet Gómez at (585)428-6829 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information.

Honoring Abuelitos:  Sept. 24 , 6 to 8:30 p.m. - Edgerton Community R-Center, Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St.   -- Recognition of an Abuelito and Abuelita of the Year, Spanish cuisine, and live music by Pedro Nuñez y su Orquesta for your entertainment and dancing.  Please contact Nidia Romero at (585) 683-3624 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information.

R-Center Theatre Night: Sept. 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m.  David Gantt R-Center, 700 North St. -- Enjoy a night of Latin theatre and storytelling. Refreshments and pastries provided. Registration required. Please contact Wilfredo Irizarry at 428-7149 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information.

Youth Cultural Dance Night: Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. --  Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave.  -- Youth and families will have the opportunity to see and learn different cultural dances from different Latin American countries.  There will be performance instructors, music and Spanish cuisine. Registration required. Contact Wilfredo Irizarry at 428-7149 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information.

Thursday Throwdwon 2 Live Pro AM Boxing: Oct. 8, 6 p.m. Radisson Hotel, 120 East Main St. -- Tickets are $35, $50, $75, $100.  For additional information call (585) 330-0273 or visit www.prettygirlpromo.com.

5th Annual Latino Student College Fair: Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monroe Community College, Damon City Campus, 228 E. Main St. -- Rochester City School District Junior and Senior High School students will have great resources available to them by colleges. The Academic and Community Excellence Award will be presented, informational panels, and lunch will be provided. Registration required. Please contact Albert Algarin at (585) 775-8792 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information. 

Rise up Latina! - “Empowering Latinas to rise to their full potential”:  Oct. 15, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St. --  Two guest speakers will share their experience of rising up through adversity. Visit booths with information on domestic violence, health, education, FREE make up & beauty tips, gift bags and much more! Spanish appetizers will be served. All are welcome! Contact Sylvia Gonzalez at (585)330-7638 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information. 

R-Center Theatre Night:  Oct. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m., David Gantt R-Center, 700 North St. --   Enjoy a night of Latin theatre and storytelling. Refreshments and pastries provided. Registration required. Please contact Wilfredo Irizarry at 428-7149 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information.

Latino Gala Night: Oct. 17, 5:30 – 11:00 p.m., Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main St.  -- Our prestigious Latino Gala includes an elegant sit-down dinner, live music by La Krema, and DJ for dancing into the night! Tickets are only $40 per person! Please contact Janet Gómez at 428-6829 or HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov for more information. 

The Hispanic Heritage Committee is dedicated to encourage and celebrate events in the city of Rochester that will promote cultural enrichment and awareness.  We take pride in recognizing and spotlighting the positive and historic contributions made by local and national talent, current and past Latinos of the city of Rochester to our country and to the world. 

Hispanic Heritage Committee

     Albert Algarin                 Migdalia Mendez 
     Roberto Burgos Nidia Romero
     Janet Gomez Johanna Santiago
     Sylvia Gonzalez Maria Suarez
     Erica Hernandez Elizabeth Torres
     Wilfredo Irizarry Rosemary Villarrubia-Izzo
     Ray Mayoliz  

For more information email us at HispanicHeritageMonth@cityofrochester.gov.

To learn more

For more information, you may call 311 or (585) 428-5990. 

Be sure to stay up to date by visiting the Hispanic Heritage Month's Facebook page.


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