New York city celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 with various events that include concerts, a film festival, carnivals or parades through the five districts.
This annual celebration, in which the US Government recognizes the contributions of the Hispanic community to the development of the culture of that country, coincides with the anniversary of the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and with the cry of independence of Mexico.
"We are very pleased to welcome New Yorkers and visitors during the annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month," said Fred Dixon, president of NYC & Company, the city's tourism company, in the statement announcing the events.
Among the various activities, which are free, include the concert "Viva Broadway", in which Latin artists participate in various plays and musicals, the Day of Brazil on the famous street dedicated to this community in Manhattan, the parades of the Hispanic Day on Fifth Avenue and the Discovery of America.
The event also includes in its long list the annual celebration of Central American independence, the Independence Day of Mexico, the carnival of culture in Queens and the semifinal of the Latin Short Film Festival in the Archives of the Cinematographic Anthology.
In addition to the Poetry Festival of the Americas, which will have several venues including the Cervantes Institute, there is an event in which a thousand New Yorkers will tell through the opera what seven o'clock means for them, among other festivities.
New York, with eight million inhabitants, is home to 3.1 million immigrants, the largest number in its history, of which the majority are already citizens.
It also has a large number of people who are permanent residents and an estimated population of 560,000 undocumented, according to data from the mayor's office.