With Latino Heritage Month here, we thought we’d give you our top 5 to-do activities for this historic month. The fun starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th. But why September 15th? Well, over the next few days we celebrate the independence of Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Chile! So here you go Remezcleros, the top 5 must do’s of our month.
When: All This week
Why it makes us proud: Mexicans know how to party, especially if its for their Dia de La Independencia. Restaurants La Superior and Hecho en Dumbo will be celebrating by having free booze, special drinks and DJs, while guitar masters Rodrigo y Gabriela will be playing at Terminal 5, debuting new material. Don’t forget Celebrate Mexico Now! Festival is still going strong…the options!
Where: Lincoln Center
When: September 9-24
Why it makes us proud: This film series will be showcasing some of the best films of the year from Mexico, Argentina and Peru, to name a few. Films from Federico Veiroj, Laís Bodanzky, Michelangelo Antonioni and Juan Taratuto will all be on display as well. Most of the films will be making their first US debut. This series proves that not only do we have great taste in films but we can also make them!
Where: El Museo Del Barrio
When: Saturday, September 19
Why it makes us proud: What better way to spend one of the last Saturdays with good weather than with a rooftop party at El Museo? Party with DJ eMMa Sound Sista, (Mehanata/Bulgarian Ba), live performance by Cumbiagra and visuals and short films galore! Don’t say we didn’t tell you about it.
Where: Hammerstein Ballroom
When: Tuesday, September 22
Why it makes us proud: What better way to celebrate history than with a group who has been creating history since the 80’s? Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are still making noise and are back for an encore reunion tour and that’s definitely worth celebrating. We don’t care if they’re not in your text books, we’re giving free tickets!
Where: The Times Center
When: Monday, Oct 12
Price: SOLD OUT – but you might get tickets at door
Why it makes us proud: The American version of Betty La Fea telenovela made as much noise as its predecessor, making America Ferrera, producer Salma Hayek champions for Latina women in TV. This talk will be about fashion and filming on location in our Big Apple.