Sullivan Hispanic Heritage Festival will Be First Annual

Latino Alliance of Sullivan County to Host a Free Cultural Experience in Monticello

Monticello - The Latino Alliance of Sullivan County NY will host the county’s first Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will take place outdoors at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center located at 10 Jefferson St., Monticello, NY.

Festivities will include music, stilt walkers, face painting, dance demonstrations, children’s activities, and a vast array of vendors - all will be available throughout the day. Food representative of traditional Latino cuisine will be offered free at scheduled times and sourced through local businesses. The event, including free sampling of Latin food, costs nothing to attend.

Anthropologist E.B. Taylor referred to culture as “...complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by a (person) as a member of society.” The Hispanic Heritage Festival serves to celebrate a cultural life and to share this celebration with all neighbors throughout Sullivan County.

The Latino Alliance of Sullivan County is a grassroots organization of individuals who advocate for services for the Latino community of Sullivan County. Sponsors include Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, Catskill Hudson Bank, Formaggio Cheese, Jeff Bank; and partners with Sullivan Renaissance’s Multicultural Program.

For vendor or event information, contact 845-807-6013.

Headlining photo: By Peter Stalker (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons