Hispanic Heritage of Stratford

Upcoming Events -- We are always looking for new participants for our committee. Please contact us and join us to participate. 

 We would love to have you!  

Our Latin Music Festival is coming up!   September 15th!  Please attend and enjoy this day of live music and food and things to do for the children. Attendance is FREE.   



Please join us to plan to help the people of Puerto Rico on Monday night, October 2nd at 6:30 pm.

LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Sunday, September 10th!  Free admission. Free parking. Activities for the kids.  Orquesta Afinke!  Park City!  Folkloric performances! Please join us!

THREE KINGS DAY celebration:  Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1-3 pm.

Please join us for this special celebration!

Previous years:

THREE KINGS DAY CELEBRATION: Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

please join us for this special event!!!

Earlier this year:  Three Kings Day:

Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5th.   Please join us and bring your children!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gladys Ramos or Olga Peña

(see contact information).   Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Heritage Event at Stratford Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 12th.

Information to come soon!  please check here and on facebook at

"Hispanic Heritage"  

Thank you!

Also this weekend...  join us for a fun Wine Tasting Event:

Latin Music Festival          Sunday, September 15th          noon-5 pm

Paradise Green, Stratford

Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Music, Food and Dancing!  We'll have TWO salsa bands, dancers, folkloric music and dancing too!

Our rain date is September 22nd. 

Performances at the Festival by

-Edwin Rivera

-Orquesta Afinke     http://afinke.com

-Mauricio Callejas   http://mauriciocallejas.com 

-Bombazo Dance Company  http://bombazodanceco.com

-Ray Rolón Orquesta

Previous events:

Please join us Saturday, January 5th for our
Three Kings Day Celebration!   All information is in the poster below. We hope you have a peaceful and joyous Christmas holiday season.

Previous events:

Saturday, October 13th

2:00-5:00 pm

at the Stratford Library

please come celebrate

Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

Saturday,  September 15, 2012

1:00-3:00 pm

Stratford Town Hall:

3rd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony:

The Flag of Hispanic and Latin American


as well as flags of over 20 Hispanic countries

refreshments and snacks will follow!


Please join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1:00 -3:00 p.m.


The Stratford LibraryLovell room

2303 Main Street, Stratford




Children are asked to enter in the “Hispanidad Contest”

Show and create what Hispanic culture has to share.

Prize will be given for best display in the following categories




All schools in town will be invited to participate.  
 We will display musical instruments, have folklore dancing, and enjoy listening to typical music from Hispanic countries.   
Refreshments & snacks will be served.
This will be our 7th year celebrating Hispanic Heritage at the Library. We are very grateful to the Library for their support.

For information on how to participate, please contact Olga Peña or Gladys Ramos. Their contact information is on the Contact page of this Web site.  Thanks! 

Pictures from Saturday, September 17th event at Town Hall, Stratford:

Gladys Ramos and Olga Peña introduced the Ceremony
and talked of the accomplishments and contributions of
the Hispanic people in our community.

Local officials, including Mayor John Harkins, particpated.

The Flag of the Hispanic People is presented:

Wally and John provided music after the ceremony:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff:

Hispanic Heritage Committee of Stratford

Invites everyone to join us to our

2nd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony of the

Flag of Hispanic People


Mayor Harkins will raise the flag and it will remain at Town Hall during the Hispanic Heritage Month


Saturday September 17th 2011

1:00 -3:00

In front of Town Hall, Main Street, Stratford


The Flag of the Hispanic People

Adopted      12 October 1932

Designed by          Angel Camblor


The Flag of the Hispanic People or Hispanic flag (Spanish: Bandera de la Hispanidad or Bandera de la Raza Hispánica), is a flag sometimes used to represent the Hispanic people or Hispanics

The Hispanic flag is a white flag with three purple crosses and a rising sun.

The three purple cross pattées symbolize Christopher Columbus's three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. They also symbolize Christianity.

The golden sun symbolizes the awakening of the new lands on a white field (symbolizing peace and purity).

The purple color of the crosses comes from the ancient use of this color in the lion of the Kingdom of León ( Crown of Castile), where the Spanish language was born.


Light snacks & music will follow at

Town Hall Chambers

Previous Event:

Teen Dance, Friday Night, May 20th, Wooster Middle School
to celebrate the life of Carlos Prada and to benefit the Carlos Prada
Scholarship Fund.  Time is 6pm-10pm

Please come and support this worthwhile cause!  To help, please contact Gladys or Olga... see contact us info.

Young Latino Male Empowerment Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Birdseye Complex Cafeteria
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT  06615
This free, hands-on workshop was created to empower young latino male students to begin a journey of self-discovery in order to plan career goals.  Professional Latino male guest speakers who have made significant contributions participated.  Lunch and materials were provided. The day was a real success.

Here are some pics of the young men, the advisors and also the committee members who supervised:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick off  - Saturday, September 25th, Noon to 3:00 PM - Stratford Library in the Lovell Room

Every year the Stratford Library hosts a kick-off event featuring art work from Startford schools students.  This event will focus on Hispanic artists, poetry and instruments used in Latin music.

Stratford Library:  http://www.stratford.lib.ct.us/home.html

Festival of Tables - Saturday, October 30th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Stratford High School

This event is truly marvelous! Volunteers decorate tables that showcase their native country with artifacts and illustrations and FOOD, lots of food from all over Latin America. The event also features arts performances that will surely entertain everyone in the family.

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Stratford is still recruiting volunteers and tables hosts. We would be so pleased if you joined us in whatever way you can: choose a table, bring an artifact, an illustration, a painting , an instrument – anything from your country! Or simply join us to enjoy all the exciting performances and the mouth watering treats from all over!! This is a great way to raise awareness about our culture to our young generation.