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Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition

  • Dates: September 15, 2022 - October 14, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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    Hispanic Heritage Month

    New York State Capitol

    Governor's Reception Room, 2nd Floor

    On View September 15 - October 14


    From September 15 - October 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans in New York. These contributions have enriched and strengthened our state.

    Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, a significant day in several Latin American countries. It is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates independence on September 16, Chile on September 18 and Belize on September 21.

    New York State has the fourth largest Latino population in the United States. Nearly one in five New Yorkers identifies as Latino or Hispanic. Since 2000, the Latino population in the state has grown by nearly 33 percent, today making up 19 percent of all New Yorkers. Every day, members of the Latino community help shape New York’s bright future with their hard work, dedication, and ideas. 

    Hispanic heritage and influence is reflected in many aspects of life in this country and is shown in traditions, language, tastes, music and art. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor this influence, as well as to highlight Latino achievements in various fields such as arts and culture, economics, politics, athletics, and science.   

    This year New York State recognizes the creative and important Latino contributions to the arts—featuring artwork by notable Latino artists of the New York State Harlem Art Collection.

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