Join us for Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day! Enjoy free museum admission, community and cultural tables, live dances and music, performances and presentations centered on this year’s spotlight country (Chile), storytelling, arts & crafts, and more. This year’s theme is Latinos Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America | Latinos impulsando la prosperidad, el poder y el progreso en Estados Unidos.

Schedule of Events*

*Subject to change.

M&T Bank Ballroom

12–3 pm | International/Cultural Display Tables
12:30–1 pm | Opening Ceremony
1–1:45 pm | Borinquen Dance Theater 
1:45–2 pm | Byron Noble
2–2:30 pm | Alma de Mexico
Family Dance Party
2:45–3:40 pm | Orquesta Antonetti
3:45–4:45 pm | Mambo Kings

Vanden Brul Pavilion

12–12:20 pm | Life Skills Drumming
12:25–12:35 pm | Puerto Rican Festival Queen, Mariedeliz Bain & Princess Carmelys Diamond
12:35–12:40 pm | School #9 Bilingual Students 
12:40–12:50 pm | K.LO Dance Studios Grupo Fuego
12:55–1:25 pm | Peru Dance Group
1:25–2:30 pm | Daniel King
2 pm | Caravana de Musica leading to the library for Storytelling


1–2 pm | Spotlight Country Chile: “Chile Sin Fronteras” By Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester
2–2:15 pm | “The Boriqua Dilemma” Feature Film by Sebastian Narazio Colon
2:15–2:30 pm | “Yo Soy Latina” Performance & Video by Thalia Maria Pabon 
2:30 pm–3:30 pm | Spotlight Country Chile: “Chile Sin Fronteras” By Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester

Bausch & Lomb Parlor

12–3 pm | Jason Barber – Visual Artist; Rafael Rodriguez – Photographer

Centennial Sculpture Park

12–3 pm | Seneca Park Zoo ZooMobile
12–5 pm | Rob’s Kebobs & Momma K’s Sweet Treats

Creative Workshop

12:30-2:30 pm | Storytelling (room #7)
12:30-2:30 pm | Make-It & Take-Its (room #8, room #10)

In the Museum

1 pm | MAGconnect tour led by Delores Jackson Radney

Due to capacity restrictions, Yayoi Kusama’s INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017, will be closed during this event.

Sponsored by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery, JCA Specialist, Nueva Era Radio, Poder 97.1 FM, with support from the City of Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans, County Executive Adam Bello, City of Rochester Hispanic Heritage Committee, and Rochester Latino Theatre Company.