Hispanic Heritage Month takes place in Massachusetts from from September 15 to October 15, a perfect time to acknowledge, celebrate and reflect upon the enormous contributions made by the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the Bay State.
Hispanic Heritage Month is part of a national celebration that has taken place across the United States since 1968, and continues to gain popularity. Read is A Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022 from the White House.
Here is just a selection of activities and resources for celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month in Massachusetts.
Boston Public Library / Boston
The main library in Copley Square and the branch libraries throughout Boston’s neighborhoods have a full schedule of Hispanic music, film screenings, craft workshops, bilingual story time for children and more.
Trustees of the Reservations / Statewide
Join the Trustees for Salsa dance lessons and live Latin music sculpture classes and children’s story walks in the park.
Discovery Museum/ Acton
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, learn about Hispanic and Latino Americans who have made important contributions to the fields of science, math and art.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
An exhibit, The Azorean Spirit: The Art of Domingos Rebêl runs through September 25, 2022
Nuestras Raíces Harvest Fest / Holyoke
On September 24, the Annual Harvest Festival features Puerto Rican style food, live music, dancing, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities.
Hispanic Day at Fenway Park / Boston
On September 28, enjoy Hispanic Heritage Day at Fenway Park as the Red Sox take on the Baltimore Oriels
Latinx Heritage Night at the MFA
On September 29, enjoy a full night of celebrations around Hispanic culture, art and music.
Lowell Hispanic + Latinx Festival
On October 15, the City of Lowell presents a brand new festival devoted to Hispanic and Latinx food, music, culture, performances and more.
IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, a non-profit organization and a dynamic community development corporation in Boston’s South End that serves as New England’s premier Latino arts hub.
Latinex Employee Resource Group
This group works with the City of Boston to promote cultural diversity and the inclusion of Latinos and Latinas.
El Mundo Newspaper is part of El Mundo Media, the longest running Latino media outlet in New England, formed over 40 years ago.
El Planeta Newspaper is part of El Planeta Media, the largest minority-owned media group in the Northeast.
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