Sunday, September 23: 12pm–4pm

Presented by
Rochester Museum & Science Center and
Latino Documentation Partnership Committee

Enjoy an afternoon of special activities and performances to celebrate National HIspanic Heritage Month.

The afternoon will include dance performances and lessons, music performances, and table displays, as well as information about the award-winning Latino Documentation Partnership that has worked to identify records and papers documenting the history and contributions of the Latino community in Rochester.

Pamela Cooley, Archivist for the NYS Archives Hispanic Virtual Research Library project, will explain the project and show some of the items in the Sue Costa Archival Collection, which has been donated to the RMSC. This important collection will be represented in the Virtual Research Library project.


12pm—4:30pm Table Displays:
-- Latino Documentation Project and Sue Costa Archive
-- Borinquen Dance Theatre
-- Painting Demonstration by Professional Artist Ida Isis Vazquez-Valle
-- The Legacy of Roberto Clemente
-- The Perez Family
-- Towns of Puerto Rico
-- Bilingual Education Showcase
-- Clinton Avenue Family Health Center Showcase
-- History and Culture Collection—Luis S. Padilla
-- Tango Cafe
-- Celebration Rituals and Traditions
-- Sho-Shin Martial Arts School—Jose Rivera, Founder

12:30pm—Henry Padrón and Percussionists

1:00pm—Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez and the Borinquen Dance Theatre Junior and Senior Groups

1:30pm—Ceremony (RMSC Vice President of Collections & Programs Bart Roselli, Storyteller Annette Ramos, Rev. Lawrence Tracy, Rev. Luis Perez)

2:00pm—Aida Veras and Movida Dance Company

2:30pm—Marcos Santiago and Trio Los Arpegiós

3:00pm—Augustín Ramos and Cassandra George dancing the Argentine Tango (includes audience participation)

3:30pm—Closing Remarks