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Celebrate and honor Hispanic heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month.




W elcome

ola! As Chairman of

to The Maryland-

National Capital Park

the Prince George’s

County Planning Board

and Planning Commission’s

and The Maryland-

Department of Parks and

National Capital Park

Recreation Hispanic Heritage

and Planning Commission,

Month celebration! We have a tremendous array of lively events

I am delighted to join in

and fun-filled activities scheduled

announcing the exciting roster of programs and activities

throughout Prince George’s County

our Parks and Recreation Department has planned

during this month-long commemoration of the rich

to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2017!

Hispanic culture.

The annual celebration of National Hispanic

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, we will

Heritage Month honors the tremendous value

recognize and celebrate the varied contributions

and contributions that people of Hispanic/Latino

from people of Hispanic descent hailing from around

ancestry bring to our country, our state, our County,

the globe. There are feature films, art classes, live

and our agency. This yearly commemoration

music and dance performances, afternoon teas,

also provides an opportunity for the Commission

cooking courses, food tastings, sports, a health fair,

to broaden our outreach to ALL segments of

Zumba classes, and more! From Central America

our community and to reinforce an overriding

to Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America

commitment to respect our differences and

and Spain — the fabric of Hispanic culture will be

celebrate our similarities.

thoughtfully woven through activities the entire

The Commission’s history of building partnerships with ALL of the wonderfully diverse communities and customers we serve has energized our communities, enhanced our rich history and

month. As Prince George’s County continues to grow and thrive in its diversity, we are proud to celebrate the contributions that the Hispanic community has made to our County.

heritage, and helped make us the only SIX-TIME

At the heart of our month-long festivities is the


36th Annual Hispanic Festival, which will be held

AGENCY in the country!

on Sunday, September 17 and honors the prolific

Please join us in celebrating our rich cultural heritage by participating in some or all of the wonderful activities and programs listed in this calendar of events. I look forward to celebrating with you and your families in our communities during Hispanic Heritage Month!

heritage of Hispanic communities. Participation has grown to several thousand celebrants from across the region. There is something for everyone, from children and teens to adults and seniors, the festivities will be engaging, enlightening and entertaining. Continue reading to learn more and mark your calendar to Live More, Play More!

Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman Prince George’s Planning Board and M-NCPPC

Ronnie Gathers, Director M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or DĂ­a de la Raza, which is October 9, falls within this 30 day period. *Source: Library of Congress hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/ Featured on the cover is a Mexican embroidered huipil (traditional female indigenous garment from central Mexico into Central America).

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TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability 301-699-2544. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation

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EveNts Thursday, September 14, 5:30 pm

Hispanic Heritage Opening Reception Enjoy a kickoff opening reception to celebrate Hispanic culture and history and learn about the several festivities planned within the Department of Parks and Recreation. Light refreshments will be served. Stay afterwards for the first film in the series, María in Nobody’s Land (2010). FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863

Thursdays, September 14 & 21 and October 12, 7:00 pm

FREE FILM SERIES: THE BORDER September 14, 7:00 pm - María in Nobody’s Land (2010)

María in Nobody’s Land is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the U.S. Doña Inés, a 60-year-old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets. Dir. Marcela Zamora Chamorro (2010), El Salvador/ Mexico, 86 minutes Ages 18 & up suggested; FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863

September 21, 7:00 pm – Aquí y Allá (2012)

Aquí: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the U.S. He finds his daughters older and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved earnings from trips to the U.S., he hopes to make a better life and to pursue his dreams of starting a band. Allá: The villagers think this year’s crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away; however, the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border. Dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza (2012), U.S./Spain/Mexico, 110 minutes Ages 18 & up suggested; FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863

October 12, 7:00 pm – El mar la mar (2017)

From Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, known for pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and nonfiction films, El mar la mar explores the U.S./Mexico Sonoran desert border with an experimental approach that at times borders on total abstraction while touching on the narratives and experiences of the migrants and border patrol agents that traverse the region. Dir. Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki (2017), U.S., 94 minutes Ages 18 & up suggested; FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863

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Saturdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10-11 am

Zumba Dance Fitness Class Join us every Saturday morning in September for a high-energy dance fitness class that features a blend of rhythms from all over Latin America, including salsa, merengue, cumbia, cha-cha, and reggaeton. Ages 16 & up Fee: $30/person Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1738 SMARTlink #1681195

Saturday, September 9, 10 am-4 pm

Single Elimination Futsal Tournament Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join us for a fun day of futsal. This tournament will field a maximum of eight teams with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors will be on site selling food & drinks. Medals will be awarded to winners at the Hispanic Festival on September 17. Ages 8-12; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum 20782 301-853-2005

Saturday, September 9, 1-6 pm

Multi-Cultural Festival & Health Fair Enjoy this FREE family event featuring health screenings, live international performances, and food & craft vendors. All ages; FREE Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center 4701 31st Pl., Mt. Rainier 20712 301-927-2163

Sunday, September 10, 1-4 pm

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Join us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! The afternoon features live music, festive food, cultural activities, and fun for the entire family! All ages; FREE Glassmanor Community Center 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6033

Monday, September 11, 11 am-12:30 pm

Senior Painting Class: María Izquierdo Tribute

Learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics as we pay tribute to renowned Mexican painter, María Izquierdo. Ages 55 & up Fee: $10/person Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1738

Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 pm

Taco-Bout Heritage

Join us as we make tacos and learn about Hispanic heritage through crafts and activities. Pre-registration is required. Ages 6-12; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Friday, September 15, 5 pm

Tin Can Lanterns & Luminaries Known in Mexico as “hojalata” and dates back to the 16th century, this craft is widely used by artisans and craftsmen to form both useful and ornamental objects ranging from purely fun to elegant and delicate…only hindered by imagination! Come see the demonstration and stay afterwards to make your own. Ages 10 & up; FREE College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

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Friday, September 15, 7-9 pm

Fiesta Friday

Raise your hand if you love tacos! Join us as we make chicken and veggie Mexican street tacos…you make it, you eat it. This traditional Mexican dish is the perfect meal and we know you just can’t have one! Ages 10-17; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

Saturday, September 16, 10 am-12 noon

Hispanic Heritage Arts & Crafts Fair Come design arts & crafts related to Latin American Culture. Crafts include piñatas, paper fiesta flowers, and sombrero table toppers, to name a few. There will also be an opportunity to make guacamole and salsa! Light refreshments will be available. Parents are welcome to attend. Ages 6-12; FREE Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6613

Sunday, September 17, 12 noon-6 pm

36th Annual Hispanic Festival Bring the family and celebrate the rich heritage of our Hispanic communities. Enjoy carnival games, pony rides, music, entertainment, exhibitors, craft vendors, delicious ethnic food, and more! There will be FREE shuttle rides from Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School in Langley Park and Rosa Parks Elementary School in Hyattsville. Shuttle rides begin at 11:30 am and leave every 30 minutes. All ages; FREE Lane Manor Park 7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd. Adelphi 20783 301-445-4500

Tuesday, September 19, 11 am-3 pm

Tour of the Smithsonian Latino Center Learn about the Latino community’s contributions to history, American culture, and scientific achievements. Also, enjoy an art exhibit that reflects daily life throughout South America. Please call the center to register. All ages; FREE Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

Tuesday, September 19, 5-6:30 pm

“Día de Muertos” Mask Making Workshop Have fun creating and decorating your own craft mask with paint, markers, and other art supplies while learning about “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead – a Latin American holiday celebrated October 31-November 2. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Ages 6-17; FREE w/ valid center ID Deerfield Run Community Center 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

Wednesday, September 20, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea: Trifilio Tango Trio Enjoy the music of Argentina led by bandoneonist Emmanuel Trifilio and featuring Devree Lewis on cello, and Ramon Gonzalez on guitar. They present a fresh perspective on the Argentinean music genre with their repertoire almost entirely comprised of Sr. Trifilio’s original tango pieces. The group performs in many environments from their weekly appearances at D.C.’s Rumba Cafe to providing live music for local milongas (tango dances.) All ages Tickets: $18/person Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

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Wednesday, September 20 6:30-8:30 pm

Paint & Sip: Frida Kahlo Tribute Join us for this fun and artistic social experience as we pay tribute to renowned Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. Please note: only non-alcoholic drinks will be served at this event. Ages 18 & up Fee: $25/person Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1738

Thursday, September 21, 8 pm

Oxon Hill Manor Summer Concert Series: Kalibre Band Celebrate Hispanic heritage at our final summer concert at Oxon Hill Manor. Enjoy a live performance by the Kalibre Band, beer tastings, and light refreshments. Ages 21 & up Tickets: $10/person Oxon Hill Manor 6901 Oxon Hill Manor Rd. Oxon Hill 20745 301-839-7782

Saturday, September 23, 2-3 pm

Family Fly Fitness: Salsa Zumba Bring the whole family for an exciting Zumba workout! Learn some spicy moves to a Latina beat; then, stay for a demonstration. All ages; FREE Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave. Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Saturday, September 23, 2 pm

Capoeira Angola with Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors Come and be dazzled by the spins, kicks, flips, and live music of this unusual art form, which has its origins in Central Africa, but evolved in Brazil. Learn a few words in Brazilian Portuguese as you join the call-and-response songs and stories, and go onstage to participate in the movement and drumming of this high-energy and interactive presentation. All ages Tickets: $5/person Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Wednesday, September 27, 11 am-2 pm

Hispanic Flavor and Fun

Come join our happy-go-lucky senior group in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Taste Hispanic foods from Central America, create a Hispanic-themed art project, and watch a Hispanic-themed show. Ages 60 & better; FREE Huntington Community Center 13022 8th St., Bowie 20720 301-464-3725

Friday, September 29, 6-8 pm

Latin Night

Enjoy the tastes and sounds of Latin culture. This celebration includes the music, art, and food of Latin America. Please call or stop by the front desk to RSVP for this event. All ages; FREE Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover 20785 301-341-3749

Saturday, September 30, 12 noon-2 pm

DĂ­a del Recuerdo/Remembrance Day Come out for an exciting celebration to honor prominent Hispanic figures from our past. Celebrate with face painting, churros, and craft projects while learning about Hispanic figures who shaped our world. All ages Fee: $8/person Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1738

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Saturday, September 30, 12 noon-3 pm

What’s Cooking? Hey parents! Does your child love to cook? Join us for a cooking class that teaches your child how to prepare and cook a 3-course meal. The menu includes Hispanic food recipes that your child will eat after preparation. There will also be arts and crafts, games and fun! Aprons, gloves and chef hats will be provided.

Ages 8-16 Fee: $5/child Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

Sunday, October 1, 1-3 pm

A Taste of Hispanic Culture Bring the entire family to enjoy a Sunday afternoon tasting of authentic food, dancing, and arts & crafts as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. All ages; FREE Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Tuesday, October 3, 11 am-1 pm

FREE Film Screening: Black and Cuba Join the Black History Program for a screening of Black and Cuba, an award-winning documentary by Dr. Robin Hayes that follows a group of African American Ivy League college students as they travel to Cuba, an island whose population is 60% black. The film follows their journey as they connect with Afro-Cubans, exploring perspectives on race, human rights, and revolution. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is part of the monthly First Tuesdays at Abraham Hall program series. Ages 13 & up Black History Program at Abraham Hall 7612 Old Muirkirk Rd., Beltsville 20705 240-264-3415

Tuesday, October 3, 3-5 pm

Classic Carnival Mask Making Workshop Bring the vivid colors of Puerto Rican Carnival to life with traditional paper mâchÊ masks. Once the mask is dry, complete it with brightly colored paint and traditional patterns of dots. Come join us to create your own wearable work of art as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month! Ages 6-12; FREE w/ a community center ID Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-390-8390

Wednesday, October 4, 2 pm

Afternoon Tea: Cissa Paz Trio Performing in Portuguese, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, French, and English, Cissa Paz (accompanied by guitar and bass) creates and rearranges songs that are melded with the rich traditions of AfroBrazilian and Luso-African concepts. With a voice that is soft and soulful and a vibrant stage presence, Cissa is fun to watch and enjoys talking about the lyrics and teaching audiences about the styles of music she performs. All ages Tickets: $18/person Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

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Friday, October 6, 11 am-2 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Fest Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with games, music, and other activities influenced by Hispanic heritage. Marlow Heights, William Beanes, Suitland, and Hillcrest Heights Community Centers have collaborated with William Beanes Elementary School to educate the community on this rich culture. All ages; FREE William Beanes Community Center 5110 Dianna Dr., Suitland 20746 301-568-7719

Friday, October 6, 1-3 pm

Sip, Dip & Paint

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month learning tidbits of interesting facts about the culture, food, and traditions while painting glassware (choose between margarita, wine or beer mug). Enjoy traditional snacks, too! The instructor will give assistance to ensure you walk away with a one-of-a-kind souvenir from this fun-filled afternoon. Seating is limited; register in advance for a discount. Ages 40 & up Fee: $20 (in advance); $25 (at door) Camp Springs Senior Center 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs 20748 301-627-2828 SMARTlink #1684512

Friday, October 6, 8 pm

Dani Cortaza

Masterful Argentine guitarist, Dani Cortaza, performs Argentine Folk Music seasoned with elements of jazz. The colorful music includes styles like the urban born tango and chacarera, zamba, and malambo rhythms. Cortaza has over three decades of performing in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. This performer, composer, and arranger is now a Maryland resident and has played at the Kennedy Center and U.S. State Department. All ages Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800, 410-792-0664

Saturday, October 7, 7-10 pm

International Soccer Night Come out for International Soccer Night! Be ready to play soccer and enjoy some of the favorite foods from venues all over the world. Don't forget to wear your favorite soccer jersey! Ages 10-17; FREE Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Thursday, October 12, 12 noon

Rose Moraes

Hailing from south of Sao Paulo, charismatic vocalist Rose Moraes has entertained thousands of music lovers with her “Roots of Brazil” concerts. She has performed widely in Switzerland, Poland, Brazil, and the U.S., where she now resides. Help her celebrate 100 years of Samba as she pays tribute to the beloved music of Antonio Carlos Jobim with songs such as “Corcovado,” “Wave,” and “Dindi.” All ages Tickets: $12/person Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800, 410-792-0664

Saturday, October 14, 11 am-2 pm

Celebración Hispana

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Montpelier this fall! Have fun participating in special arts, crafts, and programs that are fun for the entire family! This event will be held rain or shine. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800, 410-792-0664

Saturday, October 14, 8 pm

¡Azúcar al Rojo! A Celebration of Latin Dance Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an extravaganza of Latin American dance. This mesmerizing showcase of music and movement features professional dancers from Mexico, Bolivia and throughout the Latin world, whose swirling skirts, tapping boots, and pulsating beats transform the Playhouse stage into a festival. All ages Tickets: $15/person Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

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Sunday, October 15, 12 noon-4 pm

Celebrating Latino Lives, Voices, and Souls In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will explore the rich and varied history of Latinos, who for the past 500 years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group. The afternoon features entertainment, Latin food, music, crafters, live cultural exhibits, and dance. All ages; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

Friday, October 20, 8 pm

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends featuring Karen Briggs, Raul Pineda & Nachito Herrera Cheikh Ndoye & Friends has an all-star cast of violinist Karen Briggs, Cuban drummer Raul Pineda, Cuban pianist Nachito Herrera, and of course, bassist, composer and arranger, Cheikh Ndoye. Cheikh’s West African heritage and his love for classic and contemporary jazz combine to create diverse, rich sounds enjoyable to all listeners! All ages Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800, 410-792-0664

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Brochure (English)  

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Brochure (English)  

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