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New York is one of the cities in the United States with the largest Latino presence. Photo: Wikicommons
New York is one of the cities in the United States with the largest Latino presence. Photo: Wikicommons

New York City Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The city will have a special agenda to celebrate Latinos.

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New York will offer different events and activities for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy Latino festivities through October 15th.  

NYC & Company, the official destination promotion organization and the city's convention and tourism bureau, unveiled some activities to do during this month. The different events are aimed at recognizing the diverse cultures and figures of the Hispanic community and their impact on the United States.

"More than a quarter of New York City's population is Latino and National Hispanic Heritage Month is an important opportunity to celebrate the remarkable contributions that Latino culture and heritage bring to the five boroughs," said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, through a statement. 

One of the events is Daddy Yankee's "La Ultima Vuelta World Tour" concert, which will take place at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, September 20th.

Other major celebrations include Puerto Rican cooking classes on Saturday, October 24th at Essex Market - Essex Cuisine; La Calle Block Party by Ballet Hispanico on October 2nd on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues; the Hispanic Heritage Day Parade on Sunday, October 9th on Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 77th Street and the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 10th on Fifth Avenue.

In addition, there will be permanent exhibits such as "American Travelers: A Watercolor Tour of Spain, Portugal and Mexico" at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, where the contemporary works of Timothy J. Clark will be on view until October 16th, 2022, Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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