PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with district-wide events that will include a movie night and a festival. The events will be held at Plainfield High School, and are free and open to the public.

On Friday, September 27,  the public is invited to attend a free Movie Night & Popcorn, featuring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie, a production of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Comics, was made possible by a partnership with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  The movie will be in English with subtitles in Spanish.

“I am pleased that Union County is partnering with the Plainfield Board of Education to present this movie to the Plainfield community as part of Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Cultural events like these are important to improving the quality of life enjoyed by all Union County residents.”

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On Saturday, October 12, the Latino Festival/Festival Latino will feature student performances, community folkloric groups, local artists, artisans and vendors, food, music, art exhibits, face painting and a Lucha Libre demonstration from the likes of Huracán Ramírez and other “Luchadores” (wrestlers). This event is a collaboration with the Plainfield Arts Council, the New Jersey Business Owners Association, and Fine Fare and World Supermarkets.

The National Hispanic Heritage Month is a recognized national event, enacted into Public Law 100-402, on August 17, 1988, to celebrate the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information, call 908-731-4333 or email gmontealegre@plainfield.k12.nj.us.