Berkeley College Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES
NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Berkeley College

 

Photo Caption: Kneeling Horse, one of the paintings from Victor M. Trejo’s exhibit on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, through October 31, 2016.     

Berkeley College will be hosting various events throughout New Jersey and New York from September 15 through the month of October, to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Each event will recognize Hispanic and Latino Americans’ contributions to the community and celebrate their culture.

An overview of events taking place at Berkeley College during National Hispanic Heritage Month can be found below. For more information on any of these events, please contact Zachary Shaw, Senior Media Relations Associate, at Zachary-Shaw@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Art Exhibit by Victor M. Trejo:

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan will display the artwork of Mexican artist Victor M. Trejo. The exhibit is on display at Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery (3 East 43rd Street) through October 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Online Streaming of Spare Parts:

The Berkeley College Film Club will stream the film Spare Parts online through September 30.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming new students to Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan with an afternoon of culture through activities, performances and authentic dishes. The event will be held on Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street).

Performance from Mariachi Oro de Mexico:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will be welcoming new students to Berkeley College in Newark, NJ, with a performance from Mariachi Oro de Mexico on Monday, September 19, at 12 noon, at Berkeley College’s Student Lounge in Newark (536 Broad Street).

#LatinosLead Luncheon:

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan will host a luncheon to celebrate the achievements of the Latino community and showcase the College’s commitment to diversity. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 1 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street).

Multicultural Movie Monday:

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan will host a double feature of the films Frida and Selena. The screenings will be held on Monday, September 26, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street).

Nuestras Tradiciones Culturales Event:

Students and staff will share traditions and discuss the culture of their countries during an event on Tuesday, September 27, at 12 noon, at Berkeley College’s Student Lounge in Newark (536 Broad Street).

Exploring the Heights:

Students will visit Washington Heights and learn about the rich Dominican culture that resides there on Wednesday, September 28, departing from Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street) at 3 p.m.

“Café Con Leche”:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life and Career Services will serve café con leche (coffee with milk) as students learn from fellow students and staff about their Hispanic or Latino cultural background. Students will be served café con leche on Wednesday, September 28, at 11 a.m., and Thursday, September 29, at 5 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center and Admissions Lounge in Paramus, NJ (64 East Midland Avenue).

Hispanic Heritage Cultural Forum:

Students, staff and faculty will share their experiences as Hispanic Americans and enjoy a presentation on the history of Hispanic Americans in American culture during a forum being held on Thursday, September 29, at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Woodbridge, NJ (430 Rahway Avenue).

Screening of The Latino Americans – War and Peace:

Berkeley College in Newark, NJ, will screen the documentary The Latino Americans – War and Peace on Thursday, September 29, at 1 and 5 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Lounge in Newark (536 Broad Street).

Visiting the Habana Outpost:

Students will enjoy an afternoon with Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life at the Habana Outpost in Brooklyn, NY, on Monday, October 3, departing from Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street) at 1:30 p.m.

“La Familia” Kickoff Luncheon:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus, Career Services and High School Admissions will host a “La Familia” kickoff luncheon, featuring a performance from the Merengue Ripieo Band, on Monday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street).

Student Government Association Presents Hispanic Heritage Month Jeopardy:

The Berkeley College Student Government Association will host a National Hispanic Heritage Month edition of the trivia game Jeopardy at Berkeley College in Brooklyn (255 Duffield Street) and White Plains, NY (99 Church Street). Students in Brooklyn can play on October 4 in Room 308 at 2 p.m., while students in White Plains can play on October 5 in the 3rd Floor Lounge at 4 p.m., as well as on October 6 in Room 301 at 5 p.m.

Hispanic Pop & Watch Discussion: In the Time of the Butterflies:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus will host a discussion on the novel and film In the Time of the Butterflies on Wednesday, October 5, at noon, at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street).

Borinquen, Cuba, and Quisqueya Baila Conmigo:

Berkeley College Caribbean Students Association and High School Admissions will host an event showcasing dancing styles from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic on Wednesday, October 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 306, at Berkeley College in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street).

Café y Pan Tabling Event:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus will provide students with café y pan (coffee and sweet bread) on Thursday, October 6, between 12 noon and 1 p.m., and again between 5 and 6 p.m., at Berkeley College in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street).

Discussing the Influence of Mexican Movies in the U.S.:

Berkeley College will host a panel discussion on the influence Latino film makers, actors and cinema has played in the United States on Thursday, October 6, at 3 p.m., in Room 300 at Berkeley College in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street).

Hispanic and Latino Leadership Panel:

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life and Career Services will host a panel featuring Hispanic and Latino professionals in multiple fields discussing boundaries they have encountered while navigating their career paths. The panel will be held onThursday, October 6, at 1 p.m., in Room 124 at Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ (64 East Midland Avenue).

“Know Your Heritage/Conoce Tu Herencia” Panel Discussion:

Berkeley College in Brooklyn, NY, and the Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion featuring leaders from the Hispanic community on Thursday, October 6, at 6 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Student Activity Center in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street).

DISCOVER El Museo del Barrio:

Students will have an opportunity to learn more about Latino art and culture during a visit to El Museo del Barrio, departing from Berkeley College in Brooklyn, NY (255 Duffield Street) at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 7, and departing from Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street) at 11 a.m., on Friday, October 14.

Hispanic Heritage Opening Celebration:

Author, motivational speaker and Berkeley College 2016 Alumnus of the Year recipient Edison Jaquez will be a guest speaker at the Hispanic Heritage Opening Celebration event, followed by a performance by the Berkeley College Dance Troupe. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 2 p.m., at Berkeley College’s Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park, NJ (44 Rifle Camp Road).

The History of Salsa by Marcus Nieves:

Salsa and mambo instructor Marcus Nieves will discuss the history of salsa dancing during a presentation on Tuesday, October 11, at 12 noon, at Berkeley College’s Student Lounge in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street).

Immigration and the Latino Community – Are They Targets?:

Students will participate in a workshop called “Immigration and the Latino Community: Are They Targets?” on Wednesday, October 12, at 12 noon at Berkeley College’s Student Lounge in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street).

“Salsa, Soul, and Spirit Heritage” Luncheon:

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ will host the “Salsa, Soul, and Spirit Heritage” luncheon, featuring a performance by the Berkeley College Dance Troupe, on Thursday, October 13, at Berkeley College’s Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park, NJ (44 Rifle Camp Road).

Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in a Global Economy:

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College is sponsoring a special event that includes a panel discussion with prominent women leaders in New York City driving economic development and job growth, with a number of Latina-owned businesses represented. The panel will be held on Tuesday, October 18, at 8:30 a.m., at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan (12 East 41st Street).

 

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