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Heritage Programs: October Calendar

October 2
6 - 7:30 pm

Central Falls

Central Falls Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony
location: TBA

Join Mayor James A. Diossa, Council President Maria Rivera and other community leaders in Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizing leaders and businesses in our community who in more ways than one have worked and impacted our Latino community.

Contact: City of Central Falls  (401) 491-9063

October 3
5 - 7:30 pm


City of Cranston Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
869 Park Avenue, Cranston City Hall

Please join us for light appetizers and art exhibition by local Latino artist.

Contact: Councilwoman Lammis Vargas   (401)  865-0509

October 5
10 – 2 pm


Cranberry Thanksgiving
390 Summit Road, Tomaquaq Museum

Storytelling, Ceremony, Museum Tours, Native Arts Market, Traditional Dance, Games and more!

Contact:  Tomaquaq Museum  (401) 491-9063

October 10
5 – 7 pm


Andiamo! Exhibition Reception
RI State Archives, 337 Westminster Street

Andiamo! Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and the Rhode Island State Archives are hosting a Gallery Reception on Thursday, October 10 from 5-7 p.m. “Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island” examines the impact Italian Americans made on Rhode Island business, government, and culture through historic artifacts, photographs, and documents.

Contact: Secretary of State's Office (401) 222-2357

October 11
6 – 10 pm


9th Annual Quetzal Award Gala
A ticketed event at the Providence Marriott

Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a cocktail hour, immediately followed by a seated dinner and award ceremony.  This year, Patricia Sobalvarro will be honored with the Quetzal Award in recognition for her contributions to the Latino community throughout the State of Massachusetts.

Contact: Guatemalan Center of New England - Centro Guatemalteco  

October 17
6 – 8 pm


Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Providence City Hall

Please join Mayor Jorge O. Elorza for the Celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month! Latino communities join to celebrate their cultures and traditions.

Contact: Providence City Hall 401-421-2489

October 18
4 – 9:30 pm


Tomaquag Museum's 2019 Honoring & Cultural Showcase
A ticketed event at URI

Support Indigenous cultural tourism in Rhode Island through a dynamic intertribal cultural celebration at The University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island! Every year they honor those in our community who are making valuable contributions within the Indigenous community.

Contact:  Tomaquaq Museum  (401) 491-9063

October 26
4 – 7:00 pm


India Association of RI (IARI) Diwali 2019
West Warwick Country CLub

Diwali, the festival of distinctive significance, the festival of lights and the festival of happiness is here again to celebrate with great grandeur and excitements.

Contact:  IARI