Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Kickoff Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 2020

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, is kicking off the month with a virtual celebration! You and your family are invited to join us for this year’s events, where we’ll be celebrating the diversity of the Hispanic culture through dance, music, art, film, food, and panel discussions! Tune into Facebook, YouTube, and Microsoft Teams® to view this exciting kickoff celebration!

Schedule of Events

9 amCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Youtube (English) & YouTube (Spanish)
Join us as we launch this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Staff from M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation shares the importance of commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
10:30 amCelebrate Our History and Diversity
Learn important fun facts about historical figures, as well as celebrate the diversity of the Latinx culture. Enjoy choreographed dances.
1 pmCelebrate Our Cultural Vibe
Enjoy performances by Grupo Miel Band and also a cooking demonstration.
4 pm
Celebrate Our Voices
Join in for a live panel discussion as Latinx leaders in the community give viewers the scoop on voting, the 2020 Census, and history in the County. Guest speakers include Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Daniel Jones, Omar Eaton-Martinez, Ashanti Martinez, and Celina R. Benitez.
5 pm
Celebrate Who We Are
Hear an important message from Chairman Elizabeth M. Hewlett of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and M-NCPPC, and Director Bill Tyler of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, and watch as they unveil this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month’s poster by contemporary artist Sandra Pérez-Ramos.

About Hispanic Heritage Month

Over 17% of our county’s population has roots in Mexico, Spain, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, or one of the many other nations in the Spanish-speaking world. As Prince George’s County grows and changes, we want to celebrate the amazing diversity of art and culture that people of Hispanic or Latin descent have added to the rich tapestry of our neighborhoods.

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, and art exhibitions throughout the County. You’ll find opportunities for the whole family to create arts and crafts, savor delicious food, and hear stories—real and imagined—from around the world. The linchpin of our month-long celebration is our Annual Hispanic Festival, which in previous years has drawn thousands of celebrants from all over Prince George’s County and beyond.