September brings a lot of things — cooler weather, the start of autumn, and back-to-school season, to name a few. It also marks the beginning of National Hispanic + Latinx Heritage month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th. This year, for the first time ever, a local Montclair 510(c)(3) group called Latinos of Montclair is hosting a series of fun events in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. The aim of these events is to gather the community together to celebrate the diversity within the Latinx community. These events include a Latin dance party, Yoga en Español at Jaipure Yoga, a tequila tasting, a film series in partnership with Montclair Film, and so much more. Read on to learn all about Montclair’s first Latinx Heritage Month celebration, created by Latinos of Montclair.
Disclaimer: The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with any of these events. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, including any cancellations due to inclement weather, please contact the host directly.
(Photo credits: Latinos of Montclair)
Montclair’s First Latinx Heritage Month: The Line-up of Events
From September 15th to October 15th, Latinos of Montclair will be hosting a series of events in order to celebrate the diversity of the Latinx community within Montclair. There will also be a series of family-friendly events as well.
Here is the line-up of upcoming events, organized by Latinos of Montclair:
Official Latino Heritage Month Kick-Off: Latin Dance Party
- Saturday, September 17th, 9PM – Midnight at Porta. Tickets here
Latino American Film Series: Montclair Film
- Friday through Sunday, September 23rd – 25th with Montclair Film
Inaugural Latino Heritage Celebration: Montclair Art Museum
- Saturday, October 1st, Montclair Art Museum 1PM – 4PM. Rain date 10/2 1PM – 4PM. Tickets here
Yoga en Espańol: Jaipure Yoga
- Saturday, October 8th, at Jaipure Yoga 4PM
YaVe Tequila Tasting: Tortas Lokas
- Friday, October 14th at Tortas Lokas
Taste of Downtown: Vanguard Theater
- Saturday, October 15th at Vanguard Theater
Family-friendly events on the list include a Family Storytime on September 18th, a children’s film series September 24th and 25th, a bilingual children’s concert on September 24th, and a bilingual storytime on September 27th. There will also be a family zone at the Heritage Month Celebration on October 1st.
Some tickets have not yet been announced, so be sure to follow along here to get the most up-to-date information.
About Latinos of Montclair
Latinos of Montclair was a group started with a clear mission: to unite the Latinx community in the Montclair area. It began with a group of 6 Latino Montclair residents who spanned across 3 generations and realized that the Montclair area needed “to build greater cultural understanding” when it came to the Latinx community, per the website. The group aims to promote inclusivity, “especially those of multi-ethnic and multi-racial backgrounds, while highlighting Latino culture from El Barrio to Calle Ocho to Patagonia to Rio de Janeiro to Quito and everywhere in between,” the mission statement reads.
Latinos of Montclair is a certified 501(c)(3) and is completely run by unpaid volunteers.