19 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Buffalo

Buffalo is a surprising, some might say unexpected, place to celebrate Hispanic culture. From the waterfront, deep into the West Side and all throughout the region, visitors can experience the music, history, artistry, and food of Buffalo’s proud Hispanic community. A melting pot of folks from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, and several other countries, all walks of life come together to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 (and beyond)!

This year the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York has pulled out all the stops to make this year’s festivities the best ever. So put on your dancing shoes, get your cameras ready and loosen up your belts for these tremendous events taking place over the course of the next 30 days and more:

A mural by Puerto Rican artist, Betsy Casanas

Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Guitar Initiative Concert
Sunday (9/15) from 4:00p – 6:00p, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave, Buffalo

Bilingual Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday (9/15) during normal hours, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Day at the Museum: “The Borinqueneers” – A 65th Infantry Regiment Documentary
Saturday (9/21) from 2:30p – 5:00p, Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo

Somos Puerto Rico: Music & Dance Program Openhouse
Saturday (9/21) from 11:00a – 1:00p, El Batey Dance Center, 289 Dewitt St, Buffalo

Velada: 100×35 Los Artistas del Barrio Arts Closing Reception: Performance & Artist Talk
Saturday (9/21) from 7:00p – 9:00p, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera Art Gallery, 91 Allen St, Buffalo

National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week: Literacy New York Drop-In Center
Tuesday (9/24) from 4:00p – 6:00p, Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library, 280 Porter Ave, Buffalo

Hispanic Veterans Memorial – Photo by Hector M. Pagan

Roswell Park Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Wednesday (9/25) from 4:00p – 7:00p, Kaminski Park & Gardens, 120 Carlton St, Buffalo

The Science of Puerto Rican Cooking
Wednesday (9/25) at 11:00a – 4:00p, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo

Hablamos: An Unspoken Latin American History with Dalia Antonia Muller PhD
Saturday (9/28) at 5:30p – 7:30p, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Series
Sunday (9/29) at 11:30a – 12:30p, St. Columbia Brigid Church, 418 N. Division St, Buffalo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery First Friday Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: WNY Latinx Talents
Friday (10/4) at 10:00a – 10:00p, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Honoring Our Veterans: The Legacy of Hispanic Men & Women in the Military
Friday (10/4) at 1:00p – 4:00p, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo

Avenida San Juan – Photo by Hector M. Pagan

Hispanic Heritage Day at Burchfield Penney Art Center
Friday (10/11) at 12:00p – 4:00p, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 3200 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Presents Salsa for a Cure
Friday (10/11) at 7:00p – 12:00a, Pucho Olivencia Social Club, 261 Swan St, Buffalo

Vaya a Jugar! A Day for Our Children
Sunday (10/13) at 10:00a – 3:00p, Explore & More: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum, 130 Main St, Buffalo

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Series
Sunday (10/13) at 10:00a – 11:00a, St. Anthony R.C. Church, 306 Ingham St, Lackawanna

Hispanic Heritage Day at the Gardens
Monday (10/14) at 9:30a – 3:30p, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo

Mayor Byron Brown Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Buffalo
Tuesday (10/15) at 11:30a – 12:30p, Buffalo City Hall Lobby, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo

Hispanic Women’s League Gala & Scholarship Dinner
Saturday (10/26) at 6:00p – 11:00p, Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St, Williamsville

For more information on Buffalo’s robust and diverse Hispanic heritage visit: Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY