Fall 2023 Events

Hispanic Heritage Month
Walking Tour

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. During this time, we honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. The 2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month theme, “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America”, highlights the contributions to America’s economic, political, and social growth.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an incredible opportunity to speak with one voice, acknowledge the crucial role that the Hispanic population plays in shaping the future of our country and the world. At 62 million strong, those who identify as Latino or Hispanic make up the largest ethnic minority in the United States today. By 2050, the Hispanic population will make up one-quarter of the country’s total population. The official commemoration began in 1969 when President Lyndon Johnson declared the first Hispanic Heritage Week. Extended to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, the national commemoration lasts from September 15 to October 15 each year.

How to attend:
RSVP using the form below and arrive early as space is limited but entry is free. Only those who have registered to attend will be allowed entry.

Meeting at 207 E. 104th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue at the Union Settlement Garden.

Ending at Amor Cubano for a little socializing and networking

October 2, 2023

3pm – 6:30pm EST

About the Tour:

An in-person, guided group walk through the district stamped by Boricua/Latino music 100 years ago & immortalized through Ben E. King's Rose in Spanish Harlem. Visit the site of the first 1927 Latin music record store, the former 1930s Park Plaza nightclub, & the Oddfellows Lodge, the site of Machito & the Afro-Cuban's first recordings. We swing through Tito Puente Way, step onto Machito Square, & sashay towards Charlie Palmieri and the Young Lords's People's Church. as we bop pass the homes of Arsenio Rodriguez, Joe Cuba, & Marc Anthony. Photograph the murals of Celia Cruz before bopping over to the Graffiti Hall of Fame, Julia de Burgos mural, and the Spirit of East Harlem as Writer Nicholas Mohr welcomes us to 111th Street.

Sneakers are recommended.

To attend Walking Tour please complete the RSVP form below and let us know how you heard about the event. Please check your junk mail folder for a confirmation email if you have not received it. Thank you

This event is brought to you by the Union Settlement department of Economic Development.

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