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Where to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

Fill your schedule with film screenings, dance lessons, live music, and more for Hispanic Heritage Month.

A woman dancing in an vibrant yellow, orange, red, and purple costume

The Museum of Fine Arts will host Latinx Heritage Night on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Photo by Caitlin Cunningham Photography, courtesy of the MFA

This weekend we welcome Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 15. From dance lessons and live music, to themed gallery talks and bilingual storytelling for kids, Boston’s cultural institutions have planned a rich variety of ways to celebrate throughout the city.

Here are four ways you can get involved over the next month:

🎉 Fiesta en La Plaza | Sunday, Sept. 17-Friday, Oct. 14. | City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq. | Free | Learn from a dazzling array of Hispanic art forms, including a performance from Puerto Rican theater group Agua, poetry readings, mariachi music, and salsa classes.

🎉 Boston Public Library Programming | Monday, Sept.18-Thursday, Oct. 12 | Boston Public Library, locations vary | Free | Kids can stop by local library branches for bilingual storytelling, craft time, and Latin + Meso-American/Aztec music, while adults can take advantage of free film screenings and Latin dance lessons.

🎉 Latinx Heritage Night at the MFA | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 5-10 p.m. | The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. | $5 and up | Emulate influential Latinx artists in your own watercolor creation, attend gallery talks about artists + landscapes of the Caribbean, and chow down on a Latinx-inspired prefix menu. Pro tip: Guests who arrive after 5 p.m. can partake for a pay-what-you-want fee ($5 minimum).

🎉 CineFest Latino Boston | Wednesday, Sept. 27-Thursday, Oct. 5 | Locations vary | Prices vary | See the work of filmmakers from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil at theaters across the city, including the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Emerson’s Paramount Theatre. Bonus: Don’t miss a Q+A with actor Isel Rodriguez after a screening of “La Pecera” on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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