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Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center to present its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

The Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 4-8 p.m.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video in the player at the top of this story was originally published in 2018.

Mark your calendars for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration you do not want to miss, presented by The Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, located in Cleveland’s west side. The event is called ¡Celebrando! The celebration will feature dance performances, a live concert by The Cleveland Orchestra and The Suavecito Project, along with artwork, Latin snacks and more. The event will happen on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 4-8 p.m.

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Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center was founded in 1989. The center is named after Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poet, educator, feminist and activist. The center started through a combined effort between the Cultural Educational Institute for Boricua Advancement, and the Hispanic Parents Union. The center’s mission is to educate, and promote Latino heritage through visual, performing and literary arts.

“As a Latinx cultural arts center, we never stop celebrating our heritage, but Hispanic Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to share it on a larger scale. This event is primarily a celebration for our community, but also for those who might not usually be immersed in our culture to learn more about it,” wrote Bridgett Martinez, Program Assistant at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center in an e-mail. 

The celebration is free and it will take place at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center located at 2800 Archwood Ave. in Cleveland. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you are interested in volunteering, send an e-mail to nahomygarcia@juliadeburgos.org. For more info on the center and other upcoming events click here.

“We hope that our attendees will feel the joy and see the beauty of our culture, as well as how diverse it can be. We also hope that they will be inspired to uplift Latinx artists and our community, not only during Hispanic Heritage Month, but all throughout the year,” wrote Martinez.

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