Hispanic Heritage Month in Brooklyn and Beyond: 2023 Edition

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year in the U.S. from September 15th - October 15th. The month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. The theme for 2023 is “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We are One,” which reinforces the diversity inherent within the Hispanic community, as well as the power that comes from being a united community.

For more info and educational resources, check out NYC Public Schools' roundup. And for local, family-friendly events curated by PSP, keep reading below!

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Nuestro Aire
Sunday, October 15th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Blue Playground, Williamsburg
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers and El Puente, a long-standing community organization, for a stewardship project in this green space along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to help improve our air quality.

Sunday, October 15th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballet Hispanico - 167 West 89th Street
Family members of all ages are invited to join the celebration on Ballet Hispánico Way at West 89th Street from Amsterdam Avenue to the front door of Ballet Hispánico’s headquarters for live music, dancing, and food from local vendors on the street and, inside the headquarters, for performances by the professional Company and students from the School of Dance, free dance classes, and so much more!
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Select games during the regular 2023 season
Yankee Stadium
Join the New York Yankees as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for select games during the 2023 regular season. Each Special Event Ticket includes a hot dog, a drink, and a New York Yankees hat with your choice of national flag.
Events through October 21st
The Hispanic Society Museum & Library -  613 W 155th St
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We have planned a series of exciting events and activities to celebrate this month.
Through November 9th
Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
NYC Parks welcomes Hispanic Heritage Month with Mi Parque Mi Tierra, on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. This exhibition features nearly two dozen artworks that explore Latino culture and celebrate the environmental, aesthetic, and recreational benefits of green spaces in New York City and beyond.
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Past Events

Monday, September 25th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crown Heights Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Learn all about the traditions and celebrations as we create beautiful flowers out of tissue paper.
Wednesday, September 27th
10:30am - 11:30am
Williamsburgh Library
Join us for this Urban Stages storytime in English and Spanish.  Enjoy songs, rhymes, music, puppets, and much more!
Thursday, September 28th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and BRIC are hosting a wonderful celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023: Empowering our Future, with a special program with honorees, performances and food for the community to enjoy.
Friday, September 29th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cortelyou Library
Learn about the various animals from Latin American countries while making an animal mask or puppet.  Then join Broadway performer Facundo on a musical adventure traveling across Latin America.
Friday, September 29th
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Park Slope Library
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Saturday, September 30th
10:30am - 4:30pm
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Join BCM in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as we present ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!, a brand-new production by New York City Children’s Theater. Bookending these performances will be a bilingual puppet show in the morning all about animals with artist Karina Onofre, and an afternoon storytelling hour with author Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, reading her book, Plátanos are Love.
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Saturday, September 30th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Essex Market
Kick of Hispanic Heritage month by learning how to make the Puerto Rican National Dish - Arroz con Gandules as well as Pernil and Yuca con mojo de Ajo y Cebollas. These dishes are traditional favorites in Puerto Rico and you will learn how to make them with ease!
Monday, October 2nd
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballet Hispanico - 167 West 89th Street
Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a robust and engaging programming line-up anchored by the organization’s annual A La Calle Block Party. The festivities will include live performances from Ballet Hispánico’s Pa'lante Scholars and students from the School of Dance, as well as free dance classes, live music, and food from local vendors.
28th Annual Panamanian Parade
Saturday, October 7th
President Street and Classon Avenue 
The Panamanian Parade celebrates and honors the leaders, educators, artists, and celebrities that have left a cultural footprint on this nation.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Somos Yankees
Saturday, October 7th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Macombs Dam Park
Join the Urban Park Rangers at the site of the old Yankee Stadium to learn about the contributions of Latinx people to the legacy of the New York Yankees and baseball as a whole.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Queens, The World's Borough
Saturday, October 7th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Park Of The Americas
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by looking at what makes Queens the World’s borough as we explore its cultural diversity and unique history.
Hispanic Heritage Month Silent Disco
Wednesday, October 11th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Highbridge Recreation Center
Join Shape Up NYC in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at a free fitness silent disco at Highbridge Recreation Center. Class formats will be Zumba a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.