Upcoming Events -- We are always looking for new participants in our committee.
We are now planning our September Latin Music Festival! Please contact us and join us to participate. We would love to have you!
Please join us to plan to help the people of Puerto Rico on Monday night, October 2nd at 6:30 pm.
LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Sunday, September 10th! Free admission. Free parking. Activities for the kids. Orquesta Afinke! Park City! Folkloric performances! Please join us!
THREE KINGS DAY celebration: Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1-3 pm.
Please join us for this special celebration!
THREE KINGS DAY CELEBRATION: Sunday, January 4th, 2015.
please join us for this special event!!!
Earlier this year: Three Kings Day:
Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5th. Please join us and bring your children!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gladys Ramos or Olga Peña
(see contact information). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Heritage Event at Stratford Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 12th.
Information to come soon! please check here and on facebook at
Also this weekend... join us for a fun Wine Tasting Event:
Latin Music Festival Sunday, September 15th noon-5 pm
Paradise Green, Stratford
Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Music, Food and Dancing! We'll have TWO salsa bands, dancers, folkloric music and dancing too!
Our rain date is September 22nd.
Performances at the Festival by
-Orquesta Afinke http://afinke.com
-Mauricio Callejas http://mauriciocallejas.com
-Bombazo Dance Company http://bombazodanceco.com
-Ray Rolón Orquesta
Please join us Saturday, January 5th for our
Three Kings Day Celebration! All information is in the poster below. We hope you have a peaceful and joyous Christmas holiday season.
Saturday, October 13th
at the Stratford Library
please come celebrate
Hispanic Heritage Month with us!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Stratford Town Hall:
3rd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony:
The Flag of Hispanic and Latin American
as well as flags of over 20 Hispanic countries
refreshments and snacks will follow!
Please join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday, October 15, 2011
1:00 -3:00 p.m.
The Stratford Library – Lovell room
2303 Main Street, Stratford
Children are asked to enter in the “Hispanidad Contest”
Show and create what Hispanic culture has to share.
Prize will be given for best display in the following categories
· ART POETRY DANCE NATIVE DRESS
All schools in town will be invited to participate.
We will display musical instruments, have folklore dancing, and enjoy listening to typical music from Hispanic countries.
Refreshments & snacks will be served.
This will be our 7th year celebrating Hispanic Heritage at the Library. We are very grateful to the Library for their support.
For information on how to participate, please contact Olga Peña or Gladys Ramos. Their contact information is on the Contact page of this Web site. Thanks!
Pictures from Saturday, September 17th event at Town Hall, Stratford:
Gladys Ramos and Olga Peña introduced the Ceremony
and talked of the accomplishments and contributions of
the Hispanic people in our community.
Local officials, including Mayor John Harkins, particpated.
The Flag of the Hispanic People is presented:
Wally and John provided music after the ceremony:
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff:
Hispanic Heritage Committee of Stratford
Invites everyone to join us to our
2nd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony of the
Flag of Hispanic People
Mayor Harkins will raise the flag and it will remain at Town Hall during the Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday September 17th 2011
In front of Town Hall, Main Street, Stratford
The Flag of the Hispanic People
Adopted 12 October 1932
Designed by Angel Camblor
The Flag of the Hispanic People or Hispanic flag (Spanish: Bandera de la Hispanidad or Bandera de la Raza Hispánica), is a flag sometimes used to represent the Hispanic people or Hispanics
The Hispanic flag is a white flag with three purple crosses and a rising sun.
The three purple cross pattées symbolize Christopher Columbus's three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. They also symbolize Christianity.
The golden sun symbolizes the awakening of the new lands on a white field (symbolizing peace and purity).
The purple color of the crosses comes from the ancient use of this color in the lion of the Kingdom of León ( Crown of Castile), where the Spanish language was born.
Light snacks & music will follow at
Town Hall Chambers
Teen Dance, Friday Night, May 20th, Wooster Middle School
to celebrate the life of Carlos Prada and to benefit the Carlos Prada
Scholarship Fund. Time is 6pm-10pm
Please come and support this worthwhile cause! To help, please contact Gladys or Olga... see contact us info.
Young Latino Male Empowerment Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Birdseye Complex Cafeteria
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615
This free, hands-on workshop was created to empower young latino male students to begin a journey of self-discovery in order to plan career goals. Professional Latino male guest speakers who have made significant contributions participated. Lunch and materials were provided. The day was a real success.
Here are some pics of the young men, the advisors and also the committee members who supervised:
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick off - Saturday, September 25th, Noon to 3:00 PM - Stratford Library in the Lovell Room
Every year the Stratford Library hosts a kick-off event featuring art work from Startford schools students. This event will focus on Hispanic artists, poetry and instruments used in Latin music.
Stratford Library: http://www.stratford.lib.ct.us/home.html
Festival of Tables - Saturday, October 30th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Stratford High School
This event is truly marvelous! Volunteers decorate tables that showcase their native country with artifacts and illustrations and FOOD, lots of food from all over Latin America. The event also features arts performances that will surely entertain everyone in the family.
The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Stratford is still recruiting volunteers and tables hosts. We would be so pleased if you joined us in whatever way you can: choose a table, bring an artifact, an illustration, a painting , an instrument – anything from your country! Or simply join us to enjoy all the exciting performances and the mouth watering treats from all over!! This is a great way to raise awareness about our culture to our young generation.