If you or your organization is hosting a celebration or sharing cultural stories for Latinx Heritage Month, tag us on social media at @creativenorthshore or email us at email@example.com so we can share it here!*
Latinx Heritage month starts today, September 15th and lasts through October 15th. The month-long celebration honors the contribution of people with roots in Central America, South America, Spanish speaking Caribbean nations, Portugal, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, and other Latinx populated regions in the United States and across the globe.
Why does Latinx Heritage Month start on September 15th?
September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica 🇨🇷 El Salvador 🇸🇻 Guatemala 🇬🇹 Honduras 🇭🇳 and Nicaragua 🇳🇮 . Mexico 🇲🇽 celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile 🇨🇱 on September 18th.
Here are some ways you can celebrate and learn more about Latinx Heritage month in and around Greater Boston!
¡LATINEANDO! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – Celebrating the Power of our Diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month!
When: Thu, September 30, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Join Amplify Latinx, along with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Fashion Week, Boston Globe Media, and Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -October 15) with LATINEANDO, a festive gathering honoring 2021 Amplifiers. There will also be live music, fashion, art, and some exciting surprises along the way!
Brazilian Festival – Festa Junina 2021
When: Sat, September 18, 2021 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM EDT
Where: Saint Anthony Parish | 400 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue Cambridge
The Brazilian Community of Cambridge will be hosting its 27th Brazilian Festival on Saturday, Sept 18th, 2021. An annual traditional Brazilian Country Festival, “Festa Junina” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that gathers more than 2 thousand people interested in Brazilian culture, dance, food and drinks.
¡Viva Sociedad Latina! Mi Hogar…The Place We Call Home
When: Thu, October 7, 2021 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Where: Sociedad Latina | 1530 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120
Join Sociedad Latina as they kick off Latino Heritage Month and honor the place that they have called home for over 50 years.
Over the last fours years, Sociedad Latina purchased their long-time home in Mission Hill, embarked on a capital campaign, celebrated their 50th Anniversary, and completed the renovation to transform our building into a dynamic community hub that celebrates youth leadership and Latino culture, accommodates our growing youth development programs, and serves as a gathering space for Mission Hill residents.
When: Sat, September 18, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 11:59 PM EDT
Where: Underground at Ink Block | 90 Traveler Street Boston, MA 02118
The Infra team has always been dedicated to pushing boundaries by bringing underground music to warehouses, speakeasies, pubs, basements and back rooms of our our lovely city. This time we decided to take the party outdoors with some of the best underground selectors the east coast (Boston -> New York -> Miami) on a high quality sound system in collaboration with some our favorite local businesses.
Join us on Saturday, September 18th at the Underground @Ink Block located in downtown Boston to be part of something very special — many others to come.
El Mundo Hispanic Heritage Breakfast 2021
When: Fri, October 15, 2021 | 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Where: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
Join representatives from some of Boston’s most prestigious corporate and public institutions as they share their lighthearted – and often hilarious – commentary on the Latino community, their contributions to the city and state, and their many lovable quirks. Featuring an awards presentation recognizing individuals that make the area’s Latino community truly special.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff reception
When: Thu, September 23, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Where: Doña Habana Restaurant | 811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Join Hispanic Star Boston as they kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month for an evening of networking & community engagement. This cocktail reception will take place on September 23rd from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Doña Habana Restaurant. The evening will commence with a private drink reception, followed by the signing of the National Hispanic Promise by several leaders and companies in Boston.
The night will end with a LatinX fiesta performed by Boston’s top LatinX musicians that will entertain with the best rythmos of our Hispanic culture. The reception will include appetizers, complimentary drinks, a cash bar, raffle prizes and networking amongst community professionals, awareness of Hispanic / Latinx local businesses & more information on our Hispanic Star Boston Hub.
Tickle Me Tuesday: Latin Comedy Night
When: Tuesday, September 21 @7:00pm
Where: Macumba Latina | 477 River Street Boston, MA
Latino Comedy Night is a must see caliente comedy experience featuring some of the best comedians with Latin flair. Each line-up guarantees hilarious hombres and chuckle-worthy chicas, both local and touring. You don’t have to be Latin to find laughs on this night either, the comics are top notch, bringing universal takes on life and smart commentary to the stage for all.
Comedian By Night and Superhero By Day, Corey Manning host the night.
Latino Outdoors: Intro to Birding
When: Sat, September 25, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
Where: Torbert Macdonald Park, Mystic River Reservation | 3920 Mystic Valley Parkway Medford, MA
Guided bird walk with Melanie Gárate. No experience necessary! Binoculars provided if you do not have one. This event is for the Latinx community.
Questions? Email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TANK’s Latin Dance Night
When: Sat Sep 25 2021 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Allen Harbor Marina, 24 Bruce Boyer Road, North Kingstown, RI
TANK celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn how to dance the Bachata and about it’s cultural relevance and history. Family friendly event. Suggested donation $10 per person / $20 per family.
Thérapie :: Caribbean meets Neo-Soul @ W Hotel
When: Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 9:00 PM – Sun, Oct 10, 2021, 2:00 AM EDT
Where: W Boston | 100 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116
Join Therapie as they proudly honor cultural traditions at the luxurious W Hotels Boston. This sophisticated event embodies the romanticized melody of the multi-lingual West Indies, while fusing the energy of modern Spoken Word and Neo-Soul rhythms.
This event will showcase some of the areas best poets and musicians, while offer you a chance to mix and mingle with Boston’s trendy socialites and party in two rooms of entertainment.
Zumba Outdoors In Cambridge
Where: East Cambridge Savings Bank | 1310 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141
When: Tuesday nights @ 6:30pm
The music will be bumpin’ loudly on Tuesday nights in Cambridge, MA. This is where you’ll find Zumba with Jess instructors leading mask optional, socially-distanced outdoor Zumba classes. You’ll shake the feeling of being cooped up in a fun, safe and healthy way.
Join the party outside while the gettin’s good!
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