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Union County Announces 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to join in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This series of events, aimed at showcasing and exploring the diversity of the Hispanic Culture, will include live music, movie nights, arts & crafts and much more.

“It is my privilege to celebrate the vibrant and multi-faceted culture that makes up the Hispanic Community with our residents,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “As a Hispanic leader in public service, I am honored to advocate for the hard-working individuals who make up approximately one-third of Union County. Please join me in celebrating this rich heritage by participating in these upcoming events, see you there!”

Hispanic Heritage Month’s calendar of events kicks off with the Annual Union County Hispanic Heritage Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, September 15th at 4:45 p.m.  Guest speakers will notably include Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados, Commissioner Lourdes Leon, and the Consul General of El Salvador, Ariel Valle.

The full schedule of events includes:

Friday, September 15th

4:45 p.m. – Union County Hispanic Heritage Flag Raising Ceremony
Union County Courthouse – 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth

6:30 p.m. – Union County Residents: Meet & Greet Your Local Hispanic Civic Organizations
Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) – 1601 Irving Street, Rahway

8:00 p.m. – Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) – 1601 Irving Street, Rahway
Free Limited Tickets Available, Visit to reserve today

Wednesday, September 27th

6:30 p.m. – Family Movie Night- Playing: Spiderman: Across the Spider-verse
Hubbard Middle School – 661 West 8th Street, Plainfield

Thursday, October 12th

12:00 p.m. – Hispanic Leadership Event
Marelyn Rivera, NJ Department of State, Executive Director for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development
Union College of Union County – 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford

Saturday, October 14th

2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Family Fun Day
(Rain date Sunday, October 15th)
Free Live Music, Arts/Crafts, Food Trucks
Warinanco Park, Roselle/Elizabeth

5:30 p.m. – Family Movie Night
Playing: Vivo
Warinanco Park, Roselle/Elizabeth