NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—This Sunday from 12 to 6pm, there will be a free event celebrating Latino and Caribbean culture at the Alice Jennings Archibald Park.

This event is open to the public and will have special programs for senior citizens and children.

Archibald Park is located on Wright Place, behind the McKinley Community School on Van Dyke Avenue.

This event, entitled Corazón Latino Festival, is a kickoff to a whole month celebrating the history, food, music and art from countries like Mexico and in the Carribean, Central America and South America.

“It’s part of the Hub City Sounds series and is also a collaborative event with many partners to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,” explains Charles Bergmann, Director of the Esperanza Neighbordhood Project.

The Esperanza Neighborhood Project is a community-powered organization made possible by the Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB), the City of New Brunswick, and New Brunswick Tomorrow,  an organization dedicated to revitalizing certain parts of the city.

The Esperanza Neighborhood Project holds litter cleanups, crime watches and more. To find out how to get involved, contact Charles Bergmann at 732-484-8511.

Other partners involved in this upcoming Hub City Sounds celebration are thewRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Lazos América Unida, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC), the Rutgers University Collaborative Center for Community-Based Reseearch and Service and New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc.

The event is part of the Hub City Sounds series, which also brought a special event to the George Street Playhouse on September 19, “Be Unstoppable: Celebrating Healthy Kids in the Arts.”

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.

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Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.