Activities in Washington DC recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Hispanic Heritage month is recognized from September 15 through October 15. The 2016 Theme: “Embracing, Enriching, and Enabling America” invites us to reflect on Hispanic Americans’ vitality and meaningful legacy in our Nation’s cultural framework.

The Presidential proclamation is available at

Events of Interest:

Location: American History Museum, Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month Festival: Latinidad: Looking into Latina Women’s American Experiences
Date: Saturday, 17 September
Time: 1100-1600
Celebrations, Culinary Arts, Demonstrations, Kids & Families, Performances,
Shopping/Book Signing

Location: National Air and Space Museum
Event: Hispanic Heritage Family Day: Innovators in Aviation and Space
Date: Saturday, 8 October
Time: 1000-1500
Visitors will learn about the contributions of Latin Americans to aviation
and space exploration, meet Hispanic scientists and engineers, and
participate in bilingual activities.

Location: National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Date: Saturday, 15 October
Time: 1130-1500
Visitors can create art, listen to music and dance in celebration of
Hispanic heritage in America.

Location: Smithsonian Museum
Event: Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour
Date: Saturday, 15 October
Time: 1230-1315 or 1400-1445

Location: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Date: 22 September 2016
Time: 11:30-1:00 pm
Location: Brucker Hall, The US Army Band, Building 400 Cultural Performance: US Army Blues (Mini Concert) Point of Contact: MSG Kenny Kang and SFC
William Reynolds
Phone: (703) 696-2964/8729

Location: Fort Meade
Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 1130-1300
Location: McGill Training Center
Keynote Speaker: Mayor Pro Tem Mr. Bob J. Archuleta
Cultural Performance: Ms. Anna Menendez, Young Audiences, MD
Point of Contact: SFC Derrick Chambers
Phone: (301) 677-6687

Location: Fort Belvoir
Date: 13 October 2016
Time: 1130-1300
Location: Fort Belvoir Community Center
Keynote Speaker: Susana Castillo, Deputy Press Secretary, DC Mayor’s Office of Communication
Phone: (703) 805-2288

For further information, see Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
Hispanic Heritage Month presentation at

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