September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

2023 Event Highlights

Film & Discussion

September 16

100 Ways to Cross the Border
Post screening discussion with filmmaker Amber Bemak in person.
Celebrated Mexican/Chicanx performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his performance troupe La Pocha Nostra have spent their careers working with conceptual, social, and physical borders. With intimate access to the artist and his troupe, 100 Ways to Cross the Border unabashedly documents the impact of Gómez-Peña's work and his contributions to conversations on Latinx and Chicanx identity, politics, and border theory.

(National Gallery of Art)

Concerts and Performances

September 21

Alejandro Brittes Quartet, Masters of Chamamé
Music from the board regions of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The Alejandro Brittes Quartet from Brazil is an instrumental ensemble which performs contemporary renditions of chamamé, traditional music from the border regions of Argentina and Brazil.

(Library of Congress)

Courses and Workshops

September 28

Live! at the Library: Danzón Class with Corazón Folklórico
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join a Danzón class taught by Prof. Manuel Cuellar (GW University) and Paulette Chavira, both members of the DC-based Corazón Folklórico dance group. This type of dance is accessible to all levels and ages and has recently seen a resurgence as a popular dance with younger generations in Mexico.

(Library of Congress)

Arts Festival

October 1

Latino Heritage Festival: Glen Echo Arts Festival
Celebrate Latino history and culture with the National Museum of the American Latino at the Echo Arts Festival. This family-friendly day at Glen Echo Park will feature hands-on demonstrations, art classes, yoga, dance classes, musical theater performances, and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and the Roaming Coyote. Free shuttle service will be provided from select locations in the Washington area.


Food Festival

October 6

Sobremesa con NMAL: Nuestra Cocina
Experience Washington’s Latino food scene with the National Museum of the American Latino at La Cosecha Market. The museum launches its new program series, Nuestra Cocina, during Hispanic Heritage Month with food, drinks, dance, cooking demonstrations, and a conversation with culinary entrepreneurs. The evening program begins at 7 p.m. with an onstage conversation featuring Daniella Senior of Serenata, Iris Veronica Jimenez of La Casita Pupeseria, Giuseppe Lanzone of Peruvian Brothers, and Chef Elias Serda of Amparo Fondita.


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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities