North Hempstead hosts annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

North Hempstead hosts annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Town of North Hempstead recently hosted the annual Hispanic Heritage Month on October 5 at the “Yes We Can” Community Center.

Attendees were treated to mariachi singers, a dance performance from Las Guadalupanas of St. Brigid Church, music from Fiesta Tropical Triple M Band, and readings by students from the Westbury Union Free School District.

Food was provided by the Yanira Chicon food truck.

The Town honored Hispanic American individuals who have made a difference in their community including:

• Bertha Clara del Carpio Alvaro
• COPAY Inc.
• Jairo Reyes
• Jose Fernando Garcia
• Ren Zelaya
• Valerie Smith

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. September 15 marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, with Mexico’s anniversary of its independence on September 16.

The North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury. For more information, please call 311 or visit

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