Hispanic Festival Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza

Come celebrate Hispanic culture at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

County Executive George Latimer said, “We continue to foster diversity and inclusion through our heritage festivals. I hope Westchester families join us as we come together to celebrate Hispanic culture and continue to do so at the following heritage festivals right here at our very own Central Park.”

Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor said, “Here’s another opportunity to travel the world without a passport. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Hispanic heritage and culture with great food, music, and dancing.”

The Hispanic Heritage Festival takes place from noon until 6 p.m. There will be dancing, arts and crafts, food, and special activities for children.

The festival will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. No coolers will be allowed. Admission and parking are free. Carpooling or taking mass transit is encouraged. To attend the festival via Metro North, ride the Harlem Line to Valhalla Station.

The other heritage festivals in the series are:

Italian- Sunday, July 24, noon-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

India- Sunday, Aug. 7, noon-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla 

Jewish- Sunday, Aug. 21, noon-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Muslim Heritage- Sunday, Aug. 28, noon-6 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

The Hispanic Heritage Festival is co-sponsored by Westchester County Parks, Alianza Latina, Sir Speedy, Affinity by Molina Healthcare, Emblem Health, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Westchester Hispano, and Brady Goldberg Law.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call 914-864-PARK or visit parks.westchestergov.com

Please be advised that on July 10 the Bronx River Parkway will be closed for Bicycle Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Scarsdale Road in Yonkers and the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The park can be accessed via Route 22, from the north or south.