Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this September! Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and Easton Downtown, in partnership with the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC), Talbot County Library, Academy Art Museum, Talbot Arts Council, and the Avalon Theatre, are holding various family-friendly events in September to celebrate the Hispanic heritage. “Come and celebrate with us our first ever Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, enjoying a variety of our culture from food, music, art and stories,” said Victoria Gomez Lozano, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for ChesMRC.
Starting on September 16th at 6 pm, the Academy Art Museum will sponsor the Hispanic Heritage Month poster contest. Next up on the 17th, Easton Downtown and Talbot County Library will be presenting a free outdoor movie night in the courtyard behind Shore Bank park at 17 East Dover Street. The featured movie, “Book of Life,” will begin at approximately 8:00 pm and is perfect for children and adults of all ages–bring your chair and snacks! (Rain date 9/18.) “An outdoor movie night seemed like a fun way to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and the upcoming Chesapeake Film Festival. We are really excited to partner with the Talbot County Free Library for this event,” commented Holly DeKarske, Director of Downtown Development for the EEDC.
EEDC’s Culture Crossing will partner with Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) on September 18th. The event kicks off at 10 am and will be extended to 7 pm to accommodate the Hispanic Month celebration.
Culture Crossing will host various artists showcasing their craft, providing something for everyone, from art and jewelry to fabric crafts and artisan soap. For a complete list of all the exhibitors, click here.
ChesMRC will host three bands throughout the day: Los Compas del Rancho at 11 am, Grupo Gitano at, 3 pm, and Pasión Musical at 5 pm. There will also be a dance performance by Diego.
A variety of food will be available:
- Fried chicken and Hispanic foods–10 am to 2 pm,
- Tacos Belen (food truck)–10 am to 7 pm,
- Paletas Heladas Veracruz (ice cream)–10 am to 6 pm.
During Culture Crossing, take a walk to the Academy Art Museum and join in the fun at Family Art Day from 11 am to 1 pm.
ChesMRC will wrap up the month-long celebration on September 24th with a fundraiser at the Stoltz Outdoor Pavilion. The program will focus on three local Latin American families who will present their stories about their life abroad, their journey to America, and their life here in Easton, Maryland. These stories are told in storybooks that they wrote accompanied by illustrations by the children in their family. The event is from 8 pm to 9:30 pm, and tickets are required. Keynote Speaker will be Javier Bustamante and music by Tori Gomez.
For more information, contact Holly DeKarske, Director of Downtown Development at Easton Economic Development Corporation – 410-690-7348.