Hispanic Heritage Month
Join the entire Seton Hall community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15–October 15, 2023. The month-long initiative will include virtual highlights of members of the Seton Hall community, academic and artistic work, as well as events that explore the diversity of Latin American descent, history, food, music and more!
Local Community Events
Hispanic Heritage Mass
Friday, September 8
Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark welcomes us all to attend its annual Hispanic Heritage Mass on Friday, September 8, at 8 p.m. in Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Cardinal Tobin will preside over the liturgy, which will be celebrated in Spanish. See this flyer for more information and watch a video of Deacon Asterio Velasco inviting all to the liturgy.
Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Friday, September 15
5:30 - 10 p.m.
Biertuempful Park – 1300 Winslow Ave. Union, NJ 07083
The Township of Union is proud to be hosting its Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration where they celebrate the culture, achievements, and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. This is a free family-friendly event. All are welcome. Click here for more details about the Celebration.
“Unidos Juntos de Nuevo” Artwork Display - West Orange Arts Council
(Saturdays) from September 16 to October 22
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
551 Valley Rd. West Orange, NJ 07052
WOAC’s exhibit for Hispanic Heritage Month “Unidos Juntos de Nuevo” (United Together Again) celebrates our multicultural community with a diverse tapestry of backgrounds, stories, and experiences. All West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) member artists who would like to share their perspectives are welcome to enter. Click here for more details about submissions and the event.
Art Exhibit Silenced Voices - Cuban, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan artists
September 16, 12 p.m. to September 19 11 p.m.
The Blue Gallery, 222 E 46th St, New York
In the framework of the UN General Assembly 2023, Freedom House is pleased to invite you to our specially curated art exhibit Silenced Voices, an immersive art gallery experience where the creative expressions of artists and human rights defenders from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela converge. Notable artists and human rights defenders like Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara (Cuba), Rosalia Miller (Nicaragua), and Victor Navarro (Venezuela) will contribute to this remarkable exhibit.
The art exhibit will be hosted at the Blue Gallery, 222 E 46th St, New York. Doors open to the public on Monday, September 18 at 12:00 pm and the exhibit will run through Tuesday, September 19 at 2:00 pm.
As part of this artistic experience, we are featuring two special events.
- Unveiling Her Story: Women Defying Repression - Panel held on September 18, 2023, at 4:00 pm. The panel will focus on the courageous journeys of women defying authoritarianism, repression, and torture in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Through the lens of personal experience, this discussion will shed light on the challenges faced by women including political prisoners, survivors of torture and persecution, and the resilient mothers and wives affected by unthinkable loss. To RSVP, please confirm your attendance through this link.
- Evening reception on September 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Blue Gallery. The reception will include a poetry reading and discussion by academic and poet Nicasio Urbina (Nicaragua), virtual participation of Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua), and an artistic performance by El B, Latin Grammy nominee, and member of Cuban rap duo "Los Aldeanos". To RSVP, please confirm your attendance through this link.
We look forward to seeing you then. In the meanwhile, check out our website for updates and details. Please, note these events will be held in Spanish. We would also appreciate it if you would disseminate the events among your contacts interested in human rights and democracy in Latin America.
NJCIC's 2023 Immigrant Children & Youth Walk
Sunday, October 1
8:30 a.m. Check-In; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange, NJ
Join the New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children (NJCIC) for its NJCIC’s 2nd Annual Immigrant Children & Youth Walk, a walk by young people for young people and the communities that support them. The track around the pond at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex is 1.7 miles. Participants are invited to walk, stroll, or roll. At NJCIC, it is believed that voices of children and young people must be at the forefront of advocacy for immigrant youth. Join the celebration of the voices of young allies in this work.
Saturday, October 14
4 - 8 p.m.
Irvington Ave, Seton Village
Join the South Orange Maplewood community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy food, music, beer and dance.