“Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit”

Celebrations of Hispanic Heritage

  • Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Museum of American History – Throughout September, the Smithsonian Museum offers special displays, programming and food offerings in their cafeteria. Highlights include The Mexican Revolution! American Legacy, an exhibit that uses images, photographs, a timeline and objects, the case looks at how the Mexican Revolution precipitated a large migration of Mexicans to the United States.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Gallery of Art – September 15 – October 15, 2011. The Gallery presents a wide array of offerings honoring this rich and diverse cultural legacy. The Gallery regularly offers Spanish-language guided tours, audio guides, and printed

September 18: Fiesta Musical at the National Zoo – September 18, 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with animal demonstrations, Hispanic and Latino music, costumed dancers, traditional crafts, and Latin American foods.

September 22: AFI Latin American Film Festival – September 22—October 12, 2011. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Silver Spring, MD. The annual festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections. This year’s Festival will screen over 30 films from 18 different Latin American countries, including multiple award-winners, international festival favorites, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents.

September 25: Latino Festival – Fiestia DC – September 25, 2011. The annual event in Downtown Washington, DC includes a parade, a children’s festival, a science fair, arts & crafts, international cuisine and much more.

October 11: International Festival of Hispanic Theater – October 11 – November 19, 2011. Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington, VA. Arlington’s acclaimed Spanish-language theatre company showcases top visiting theatre troupes from Latin American and Spain.

*more celebrations to be posted throughout the month…

“Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit”

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