LA County Parks Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Free Family Movie Nights Through October 15
“Our parks have a deep and long-standing connection to our Latin American community, which includes murals depicting its rich history, having parks named after prominent Latin American leaders,” said Norma Edith García -González, director of the Los Angeles County Parks Department. and Leisure. “We invite families and the entire community to join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by enjoying some of their favorite Latino-themed movies.”
Films will be available for indoor and outdoor viewing, featuring family favorites for viewers of all ages Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Some of the films featured will include: Coco, Selena, Encanto, West Side Story and many more.
Families will enjoy a free movie inspired by Latinx culture and a free meal (while supplies last). The films will screen at 56 parks across Los Angeles County, featuring dishes from local businesses inspired by Hispanic culture.
“At the parks we celebrate birthdays, retirements and many other community events, so we view the parks as a way to celebrate the cultural diversity of our communities,” García-González said. “And we’re looking to really highlight Hispanic Heritage Month by saying Latinx stories are American stories.”
This is just the first in a series of LA County Parks celebrating diversity events they hope to expand for Black History Month, Pride Month and the Lunar New Year celebration for the AAPI community. , said García-González.
“We want everyone to come to our parks to celebrate diversity, community, culture and do it in a way that’s accessible and free in their local community,” García-González said.
For more information on the parks, films showing and schedule, click on here.