Join us to open Hispanic Heritage Month
Highmark Stadium on September 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
We will be networking, enjoying food, beverages, the beautiful city view and music by Noel Quintana to celebrate the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month sponsored by our friends at the Pittsburgh River Hounds.
What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Highmark Stadium is located in Station Square.
Music by Noel Quintana
Noël Quintana, also known as “Mr. Conga” has been involved with Latin music for over 30 years as a percussionist, researcher, collector of Latin music photos and memorabilia and is the bandleader of Noel Quintana & The Latin Crew. In 2018, Mr. Quintana released his first album and has been receiving global airplay. Currently Mr. Quintana is the host of a Pittsburgh-based radio show called “Salsa Con Ritmo” that specializes in Salsa, Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz.
A special thanks to our sponsor:
SC is an American professional soccer team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1999 and beginning play in 1999, the club plays in the Eastern Conference of the USL Championship, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. Since 2013, the Riverhounds have played their home games at the 5,000-seat Highmark Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium located in Station Square. Their current head coach is Bob Lilley. Saint Lucian international David Flavius currently holds the club records for most appearances and goals which he set over his eight seasons with the Riverhounds between 1999 and 2006. In June 2017, the Riverhounds entered into a developmental partnership with the Ocean City Nor'easters of the Premier Development League, running through the 2018 season.
To learn more visit https://www.riverhounds.com/
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1500 Broadway Ave, Second Floor ● Pittsburgh, PA 15216 U.S.A.
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