Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month in Long Beach
Long Beach will celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The celebration, recognizing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, will take place in colleges, aquariums, museums and libraries offering a wide range of activities; artistic to educational, musical to delicious.
LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Long Beach Public Library will host a series of events at its various locations as part of its fourth annual Vida Latina, a homegrown celebration of culture, stories and community. This year’s events, which will be presented both in-person and virtually, include Mercadito Literario, a family-friendly book fair and literary festival highlighting Latin American, bilingual and Spanish-language booksellers, vendors and resources.
LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
Long Beach City College is offering a wide array of fun, interactive and educational events throughout September and October during its own Latinx Heritage Celebration. It all starts September 21 with its “Kickoff” featuring food, music, student performers and a concert. What will follow ranges from a screening of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” to poetry events, sip-and-paint evenings as well as a Latinx game night.