Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Little!
From September 15 – October 15, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is joining the rest of the country in celebrating the heritage, culture, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx populations in the United States. We hope you will take this opportunity to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate this time with your Little! Whether you plan on sharing your heritage with your Little, learning more about theirs, or exploring different customs together, we hope these outings and activity suggestions will inspire you to honor the month and get curious together!
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
September 7 – Brockton Public Library
September 9 – 6pm Illuminate City Hall
September 18 – Latinx Heritage Month Celebration at the MFA
September 19 – Fiesta Rumbarroco
September 20 – Malden High School
September 26 – House of Seven Gables – Hispanic Heritage Celebration
September 29 – Artesanias del Mundo – Hyde Park
October 9 – Hojalata Workshops – Boston Children’s Museum
October 13 – Mariposas & Mangos – Jamaica Plain
MOVIES TO WATCH
EASY RECIPES TO MAKE TOGETHER
RESTAURANTS TO VISIT
Los Amigos Taqueria |1294 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Taqueria El Carrizal | 254 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Teresa Market | 571 Washington St, Brighton, MA
Orinoco Kitchen | 56 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
La Posada | 505 Medford St, Somerville, MA
Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard:
Tumi Ceviche & Ristorante | 592 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Mi Pueblo | 459 Main St, Hyannis, MA
Delicias Restaurant |149 Stoughton St, Boston, MA 02125
Pollo Lounge and Grill | 225 Bowdoin St, Dorchester, MA 02122
Mana Escondido Cafe | 68 Aguadilla St, Boston, MA 02118
Rincon de Limeno
El Mexsal Authentic Latin Food | 97 Medford St, Malden, MA 02148
Tenoch Mexican | 24 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA
Panchi’s Latin Food | 363 Rivet Street, New Bedford, MA 02744
Gustazo Cuban Cafe | 633 Main St Waltham, MA
Amuleto Mexican Table | 484 Moody St Waltham, MA
BOOKS TO READ:
The Secret Footprints by Julie Alvarez | A reimagining of the Dominican legend of the ciguapas.
Max Loves Muñecas –Zette Elliot | A young boy who is embarrassed to love the boutique selling dolls meets a muneca maker who teaches him “There is no shame in making something beautiful with your hands. Sewing is a skill just like hitting a baseball or fixing a car.”
Gaby Lost and Found – Angela Cervantes | Gaby Ramirez Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter, but has been feeling like a stray herself lately. Her mother has recently been deported to Honduras, and Gaby has to live with her inattentive father. She is waiting for her mother to come home so the family can adopt Gaby’s favorite cat from the shelter. When the cat’s original owners show up at the shelter, Gaby worries that her plans for a perfect family are about to fall apart.
It’s Not about the Accent – Caridad Ferrer | Caroline Darcy decides to explore–and exploit–her distant Cuban ancestry when she goes away to college, claiming to be half-Cuban, calling herself “Carolina,” and dying her blond hair Havana Brown, but soon faces profound consequences.