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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with AARP in Los Angeles!

Posted on 08/15/19

Español | AARP in Los Angeles celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with fun events for the whole family. Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans from across the country from September 15-October 15.

Join us at a traditional Fiestas Patrias, an exciting game of fútbol with LA Galaxy discounted tickets, at CicLAvia’s car-free streets event through the Heart of LA, and other music and theater, activities. Most events are free, but advance registration is encouraged for a select few.

SEPTEMBER:

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Fiesta Ranchera at MAOF (Mexican American Opportunity Foundation) | 401 N. Garfield Ave. Montebello, CA 90640 | Saturday, September 14 | 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Fiesta Ranchera is an annual tradition honoring Latino Culture and Heritage, started by MAOF’s founder Dionicio Morales. MAOF’s mission continues to serve the community by addressing the needs of older adults. The “Fiesta” is a social event with food, entertainment, and prizes. Your participation will benefit MAOF’s programs dedicated to helping older adults. Admission: $10 includes food.
Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/FiestasPatrias2019

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Family Days: Mexican Independence Day | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Sunday, September 15 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Family Days: Mexican Independence Day | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Sunday, September 15 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
¡Viva México! September 16, 1810 marks the start of México’s quest for independence. Learn more about this day with activities for the whole family. Enjoy an afternoon of art, kitchen and gardening workshops. Plus performances by Conjunto Jardín and a dance by Tierra Blanca Arts Center and Las Colibrí. Food and beverages available for purchase. This event is free. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/MexicanIndependenceDay2019

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Plática (A Talk): Placemakers and Placemaking | LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Thursday, September 19 | 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a Plática: The Placemakers and Placemaking: The Story of a Los Angeles Community. This conversation examines eight decades of placemaking, community formation, and gentrification in the historically multiethnic Los Angeles community of Echo Park. Guest speaker: Dr. Natalia Molina, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/PlacemakersInLA

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LA Galaxy Home Games | Dignity Health Sports Park| 18400 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90746 | 7:00 p.m.
Stop by our booth on the concourse before the game to participate in our goal kick challenge, have your photo taken, enter for a chance to win a LA Galaxy autographed item, and pick up a FREE gift, while supplies last.
AARP members can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $20 for select home games and select seating locations.
For discounted AARP tickets visit: lagalaxy.com/aarp

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Documentary: “The Harvest of Loneliness” The Bracero Program | LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Thursday, September 26 | 7:00 p.m.
Documentary: “The Harvest of Loneliness” The Bracero Program | LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Thursday, September 26 | 7:00 p.m.
The film depicts the untold stories of migrant Mexican farm workers brought into the U.S. from 1942-1964 under the temporary worker program known as the Bracero Program. Learn about a generation of men, now in their 80s and 90s, who felt obligated to come work in the U.S. because the means for survival in México were sparse during the World War II era.
Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/HarvestofLoneliness

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OCTOBER:

VARIEDADES: Little Central America, 1984 by Grand Performances |Friday, Oct 4th at 8 p.m. | Echo Park United Methodist Church | 1226 N. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
VARIEDADES: Little Central America, 1984 is the eighth installment of the performance series created by Rubén Martínez, which has been presented at various locations in Los Angeles. Directed by Elia Arce, Little Central America, 1984 will seamlessly knit together narrative, music, and movement. The performance will tell stories of nuanced human relationships behind the larger political narratives that lead to making Los Angeles' history – the height of the 1984 civil war in El Salvador and the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees. The intimate performance features writer-performers Elia Arce, Raquel Gutiérrez, Leticia Hernández, Robert Karimi, and Rubén Martínez. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/LittleCentralAmerica

CicLAvia, Heart of LA |Sunday, October 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.| Westlake, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, and DTLA

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Join AARP at CicLAvia and walk, bike, roll, or stroll through the car-free and open streets of Westlake, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, and DTLA (where UCLA originally began as a teachers college). Stop by our Playzone to enjoy classic board games or hop on one of our pedicabs throughout the route. Register for a free giveaway while supplies last. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Stay tuned for a route map and more information on this not to be missed LA event. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/CIcLAviaheartofLA

Familia Unida Wheelchair Wash |Sunday, October 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.| LA Civic Center| 4801 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90022

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Bring your whole family and celebrate the Americans Disability Act at the 16th Annual Familia Unida Wheelchair Wash and Health Festival. The festival will feature FREE VIP pampering for the disabled and their families, including washing and tune-ups of Wheelchairs, haircuts, manicures, arts & crafts, kid activities, live entertainment, celebrity appearances as well as Educational, Employment, Community & Health Resources. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/FamiliaUnidaWheelchairWash

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