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Latino cultural events to include Hispanic, Ecuadorian Heritage Month celebrations

With Hispanic Heritage Month coming up on Sept. 15, Connecticut has a series of Latin events that appeal to various interests.

Here are five in-state events coming up in August and September. 

Danbury restaurant to host Ecuadorian Heritage Month with special guest artist

La Canchita Restaurant & Bar, 6 Delay St., Danbury, is hosting an Ecuadorian Heritage Month celebration with a performance from renowned Ecuadorian artist Segundo Rosero Friday, Aug. 25, at 11 p.m. The singer-songwriter has released multiple solo albums since his debut in the early 2000s. Guests will have the opportunity to sing and dance along to Rosero’s songs. The event is open to everyone. Tickets are available on the Eventbrite website and cost $40. 

Pratt Street to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, food, drinks

Pratt Street in Hartford is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with its live music series on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7-9 p.m. Pratt Street, located in the heart of Downtown Hartford, is a one-block quasi-pedestrian mall with multiple retail shops, hosting many events throughout the year. The “Pratterday Night Live” music series includes music, specialty drinks and food from Pratt Street businesses. Next month’s theme is Hispanic Heritage Month to commemorate the celebration beginning Friday, Sept. 15. 

Middletown’s Forbidden Llama hosts Hispanic Heritage Month brunch every Sunday

The Forbidden Llama, at 335 Main St., Middletown, is hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Lo’Maximo Brunch every Sunday beginning Sept. 17 and ending Oct. 15. Guests have the option to reserve a different three-hour time slot, noon-3 p.m., 3-6 p.m. or 6-9 p.m., for brunch. A different DJ will host every Sunday, and multiple Latin dishes will be served all month. All reservations require a deposit, are only refunded after the brunch, and are not applied to the bill. Deposits are non-refundable for guests who don’t attend their reservation. To make a reservation, text 203-510-8978 with your full name, party size and desired time slot. To learn more about the Hispanic Heritage Month Lo’Maximo Brunch, visit the Eventbrite website

Danbury Library to teach guests about notable Latin figures with sticker book

The Danbury Public Library, at 170 Main St., is organizing an event allowing guests to build their Latin history sticker book on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. The program will enable guests to construct a sticker book that celebrates Latino and Hispanic heritage and teaches participants about notable and influential Latinos like Cesar Chaves, Roberto Clemente and Antonia Novello. The opportunity is for all ages, but participants younger than 8 will need the help of an adult. Registration is required for this event. To register, visit the Danbury Library website.

East Hartford to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin Festival 

The town of East Hartford is collaborating with East Hartford Parks and Recreation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its Latin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon-6 p.m. at Alumni Park, at 1021 Main St. The celebration is a rescheduled rain date from its initial date on Saturday, July 29. The event is a family-friendly community event. Guests can participate in games like dominoes and inflatables and engage with local vendors, crafters, food trucks and live cultural music performances from local artists. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event, visit the East Hartford, Connecticut website

If you know of any local event that interests and is relevant to our Latino communities, please share it with us via email: RJLatinos@record-journal.com.




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