In case you didn’t know September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month and that means we will be celebrating our roots, culture, and Latino excellence in this 1st edition of the Blodega. Our contributions to this country & the world have been impactful adding a bit of sazón to everything we touch. Están listos? Latinos stand up!
One of the highlights to start off Hispanic Heritage Month is the New York Latino Film Festival, showing 102 films from more than 12 countries bringing back the festival to the Bronx. This year there is retro flair to the festivities as some of the films will be shown via drive-in movie screenings. Opening night begins with the 20th anniversary and cast reunion of ‘Raising Victor Vargas’. Another much anticipated film & on our watch list is ‘La Soga 2’ starring and directed by Dominican veteran actor Manny Perez. Closing out the festivities is Moving Pa’lante!, a free outdoor event that will celebrate Latino music with a special performance by Justin Quiles. Grab some popcorn and watch our gente create magic on screen.
Need a good laugh? The hilarious Puerto Rican comedian Gina Brillon has got you covered. As one of the finalists of ‘America’s Got Talent’, she’s going to need our vote on Tuesday, September 14th to become the 1st Latina comedian to win the competition with the finale airing Wednesday, September 15th on NBC at 8 p.m. Suerte Gina!