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Posted on: September 8, 2017

iCelebración! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS: Kira Calm Lewis - 301-446-3327; Kira.CalmLewis@pgarks.com - or - 

Veronica Marshall - 301-446-3313; Veronica.Marshall@pgarks.com


iCelebración!

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Riverdale, MD – ¡Venga! Celebrate local Hispanic culture this month with the Department of Parks and Recreation! We have nearly 40 different events going on all across the county to inspire and educate patrons about the different Hispanic cultures that help make Prince George’s County a beautiful and diverse place to live.

WHAT: Single Elimination Futsal Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 10 AM - 4 PM
WHERE:
Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum, MD. 20782
COST: 
FREE for kids ages 8-12
Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join us for a fun day of futsal. This tournament will field a maximum of eight teams with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors will be on site selling food & drinks. Medals will be awarded to winners at the Hispanic Festival on September 17.
WHAT: Multi-Cultural Festival & Health Fair
WHEN: 
Saturday, September 9, 1 - 6 PM
WHERE:
Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center 4701 31st Pl., Mt. Rainier, MD. 20712
COST: FREE
Enjoy this FREE family event featuring health screenings, live international performances, and food & craft vendors.
WHAT: National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
WHEN: 
Sunday, September 10, 1 - 4 PM
WHERE:
Glassmanor Community Center 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill, MD. 20745
COST: 
FREE
Join us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! The afternoon features live music, festive food, cultural activities, and fun for the entire family!
WHAT: Senior Painting Class- María Izquierdo Tribute
WHEN: 
Monday, September 11, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
WHERE:
Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie, MD. 20715
COST: 
$10/person ages 55 & better
Learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics as we pay tribute to renowned Mexican painter, María Izquierdo.
WHAT: 36th Annual Hispanic Festival
WHEN: 
Sunday, September 17, 12 noon - 6 PM
WHERE:
Lane Manor Park 7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd. Adelphi, MD. 20783
COST: FREE
Bring the family and celebrate the rich heritage of our Hispanic communities. Enjoy carnival games, pony rides, music, entertainment, exhibitors, craft vendors, delicious ethnic food, and more! There will be FREE shuttle rides from Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School in Langley Park and Rosa Parks Elementary School in Hyattsville. Shuttle rides begin at 11:30 am and leave every 30 minutes.
WHAT: Afternoon Tea: Trifilio Tango Trio
WHEN: 
Wednesday, September 20, starting at 2 PM
WHERE:
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD. 20744
COST: 
$18/person
Enjoy the music of Argentina led by bandoneonist Emmanuel Trifilio and featuring Devree Lewis on cello, and Ramon Gonzalez on guitar. They present a fresh perspective on the Argentinean music genre with their repertoire almost entirely comprised of Sr. Trifilio’s original tango pieces. The group performs in many environments from their weekly appearances at D.C.’s Rumba Cafe to providing live music for local milongas (tango dances.)
WHAT: Oxon Hill Manor Summer Concert Series: Kalibre Band
WHEN: 
Thursday, September 21, starting at 8 PM
WHERE:
Oxon Hill Manor 6901 Oxon Hill Manor Rd. Oxon Hill, MD. 20745
COST: 
$10/person ages 21 & better
Celebrate Hispanic heritage at our final summer concert at Oxon Hill Manor. Enjoy a live performance by the Kalibre Band, beer tastings, and light refreshments.
WHAT: What’s Cooking?
WHEN: 
Saturday, September 30, 12 noon - 3 PM
WHERE:
Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights, MD. 20740
COST: $5/child ages 8-16
Hey parents! Does your child love to cook? Join us for a cooking class that teaches your child how to prepare and cook a 3-course meal. The menu includes Hispanic food recipes that your child will eat after preparation. There will also be arts and crafts, games and fun! Aprons, gloves and chef hats will be provided.
WHAT: A Taste of Hispanic Culture
WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 1 - 3 PM
WHERE:
Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD. 20774
COST: 
FREE
Bring the entire family to enjoy a Sunday afternoon tasting of authentic food, dancing, and arts & crafts as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.
For more of our Hispanic Heritage Month events, click here
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For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.

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