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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Events Happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

by Bertha Solis
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September is the start of many things — like fall, back-to-school season, and Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15th to October 15th, the U.S. recognizes the culture, traditions, and contributions of the people whose origins come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Parades and festivals are held during the month to celebrate the community as a whole. We’ve gathered a list of events taking place throughout North Jersey and surrounding areas. Read on for a list of Hispanic + Latinx Heritage Month events occurring in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond for 2023.

Disclaimer: This is a growing list. If you know of another event, please email hello@hobokengirl.com.

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Community Day: Fiesta Latina | 49 Washington Street, Newark

Saturday, September 16th | 12PM – 5PM

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This outdoor event will feature music, dance, art, food, drinks, and more. There will be performances by Willy Torres Orchestra, Plena Bomba, Yeimy Castillo, Mariachi Sol Mixteco, DJ Gonzalo Silva, and Ecuadorian Folklore Dance. Art-making activities will also be a highlight of the event to celebrate Hispanic culture.

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Hispanic Heritage Festival | 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Saturday, September 16th | 3PM – 8PM

Byrne Plaza will be opening up its space for an afternoon of celebration. There will be various vendors selling traditional food, merchandise, and more. CJ Chino and Eco del Sur have been named the performers for the festival.

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Hispanic + Latino Heritage Celebration | Memorial Park, Union

Saturday, September 16th | 3:30PM

Union Township will host its annual Hispanic + Latino Heritage Celebration. Food vendors from El Lechon de Negron to Empanada Lady The Box will be serving up Latino-inspired cuisine. Music and cultural performances will be the event’s live entertainment lineup.

Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade | Bloomfield Avenue, Newark

Sunday, September 17th | 12PM

Newark is hosting a festival and parade. Puerto Rican art, music, literature, and education will be recognized and honored throughout the celebration. The parade is set to begin at Avenida Puerto Rico from Bloomfield Avenue to 1st Avenue.

Mile Square Mommies Hispanic Heritage Month Dance Zumba Party | 333 Adams Street, Hoboken

Monday, September 18th | 5:30PM-6:30PM

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Mile Square Mommies will host a class open to everyone of all ages and dance levels. There will be music played by Latino artists to dance along with. Dance styles like salsa, hip hop, bachata, and more will be the highlight of the event. Families are welcome to wear colors or outfits that highlight their nationalities.

Hispanic Heritage Month Coaster Craft | 30 Front Street, Hammonton

Thursday, September 21st | 5PM – 7PM

Guests will be able to make their own personalized coasters inspired by Spanish artist Antoni Gaudi’s Trencar Mosaic Technique. “Trencar” is a technique that means “to break” in the Catalan language. This technique is where mosaic shapes and styles are crafted from broken ceramic tiles and other objects.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations | 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City

Saturday, September 23rd | 6PM – 9PM

Biblioteca Criolla and Community Awareness Series are teaming up once again to celebrate Latin-American culture and traditions in this annual event. Music from Grupo San Jose de Newark will be performed. A Latino art exhibition will be on display as well for guests to admire.

2nd Annual Latino-Hispanic Heritage Celebration | 212 Centre Street, Trenton

Saturday, September 30th | 12PM – 4PM

The Boys + Girls Club of Mercer County is hosting a free event for its community. Music and live performances are expected to be held. KY3 will be the featured musical performer for the event. Food, kids activities, and information tables will be there also.

3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration | 196 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy

Saturday, September 30th | 1PM – 5PM

For a third year in a row, Perth Amboy will host its Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Live Latin bands, cultural performances, art exhibits, and more are set to be the highlight of the event. Hispanic food will be served and a domino tournament will take place.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration | 548 Boulevard, Kenilworth

Thursday, October 5th | 7PM – 8PM

Families are welcome to attend this celebration at Kenilworth Public Library. Traditional music from Spain will be played. Also, guests will be able to enjoy dance performances inspired by Spain, Mexico, and Ecuador. Registration is required to attend.

Rhythms of Wellbeing | 12 Hudson Place, 2nd Floor, Hoboken

Friday, October 6th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Yogis Unidos, a globally known Latinx yoga community, will be teaming up with YogaRenew for this event. Guests will have the opportunity to network, participate in a sound bath meditation, try local Latin food, and take part in a giveaway. RSVP is required for this event and can be done here.

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