FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2022
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
The Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Celebrates the Diverse Hispanic Community During Hispanic Heritage Month
RIVERDALE, Md. – September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County celebrates our Hispanic community. More than 18% of the county’s population has roots in Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Colombia or one of many other Spanish speaking countries. Come celebrate this rich culture at one of our events that commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. Some of the programs for 2022 include:
Sunday, September 18, 1-4 pm
Lake Arbor Community Center
Learn more about the diverse Hispanic cultures in Prince George’s county. Enjoy live music, folkloric dances, children and teen areas, information tables and food vendors. Scheduled Entertainment by Joe Falero Band, Alfredo Perez Vazquez and Los Tecuanes (Folkloric Group), Pareja Caporal (Folkloric Dances), DJ & MC: Jack Lighting.
Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Reception
Thursday, September 29, 6 – 8 pm
Enjoy an evening of art, live music, delicious cuisine, and interactive activities that are fun for the whole family! Meet featured exhibition artist Fran Oviedo and receive a free 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month poster. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up our Hispanic Heritage Month guide featuring a full month of art, music, film, and dance throughout Prince George’s County.
Latinas in Aviation Global Festival
Saturday, October 1, 10 am – 4 pm
College Park Aviation Museum and Airport
Join the College Park Aviation Museum to honor Latinas in Aviation. Watch how pilots featured in the book Latinas in Aviation fly into the College Park airport and share their unique experiences and passion for aviation. This unique event is an opportunity to meet and hear from contributing authors while learning about the magic of aviation. There will displays, vendors, interactives, book signing, children’s activities, music performances and much more.
Fiesta de la Familia
Sunday, October 16, 1-4 pm
Lane Manor Park
Enjoy live music, folkloric dances, children and youth areas, information tables, and food vendors. Scheduled entertainment includes Elena la Fulana, Grupo Miel (Salsa and Bachata music) and Marimba Princesa Xinabajul (traditional group from Guatemala). Children ages 5-10 can participate in a free soccer skills clinic and win prizes during the celebration.
For information on more of our scheduled Hispanic Heritage Month Events, visit https://www.pgparks.com/2855/Hispanic-Heritage-Month.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.