Hispanic Festival Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza

Come celebrate Hispanic culture at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday July 10, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

County Executive George Latimer said, “We continue to foster diversity and inclusion through our heritage festivals. I hope the families of Westchester will join us as we come together to celebrate Hispanic culture and continue to do so at subsequent heritage festivals right here in our own Central Park.

Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor said: “Here is another opportunity to travel the world without a passport. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Hispanic heritage and culture with great food, music and dancing.”

The Hispanic Heritage Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. There will be dancing, crafts, food and special activities for children.

The festival will take place rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the lawn. No coolers will be allowed. Admission and parking are free. Carpooling or public transport is encouraged. To attend the festival via Metro North, take the Harlem line to Valhalla station.

The other heritage festivals in the series are:

Italian – Sunday July 24, 12pm-6pm Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

India – Sunday August 7, 12pm-6pm Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Jewish – Sunday, August 21, 12-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Muslim Heritage – Sunday, August 28, 12-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

The Hispanic Heritage Festival is co-sponsored by Westchester County Parks, Alianza Latina, Sir Speedy, Affinity by Molina Healthcare, Emblem Health, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Westchester Hispano and Brady Goldberg Law.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call 914-864-PARK or visit parks.westchestergov.com

Please note that on July 10, the Bronx River Parkway will be closed for Cycling Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Scarsdale Road in Yonkers and Westchester County Center in White Plains. The park is accessible via Route 22, from the north or south.

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