Outdoor event requires masks in accordance with statewide guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to participate in the County’s third annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Masks are required for all those in attendance and social distancing will be enforced.

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The event will feature a performance by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and a showing of the Disney Pixar Movie CoCo which will begin at dusk. The first 250 people will receive a Union County Hispanic Heritage logo mask or fan and will be eligible for free tapas provided by “The Garden” food truck. Participants are advised to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

“Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate the diversity and cultural ties that build a strong, inclusive community,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The freeholder board is proud to celebrate the undeniable impact that people of Hispanic origin have and continue to have within this country while keeping safe & social distancing.”

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration Honorees include Make the Road NJ, Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of the Community FoodBank of NJ, and Annarelly “Annie” McNair, Union County Public Health Officer.

“I am honored to be able to represent the Hispanic Community on our Freeholder Board and humbled to celebrate each year our communities’ rich traditions, wisdom, & strength. When we come together with our diverse cultures to support one another is when our families and community members thrive,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month event is coordinated through the Union County Office of Community Engagement and Diversity in partnership with the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

The Office of Community Engagement & Diversity and the Countywide Hispanic Heritage Celebration event is part of Freeholder Chairman Granados’s 2018 “Moving Union County Forward” initiatives for supporting inclusion, individual empowerment and community engagement in Union County. For more information please contact the office coordinator, Nathalie Hernandez, at nahernandez@ucnj.org or 908-527-4880.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and a list of locations for walk-up tests, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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