Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With NBC4 and Telemundo44

On October 4, NBC4 and Telemundo 44 celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a special reception in their 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW Studio A.

NBC4 and Telemundo 44 jointly presented their Community Service Award to the Smithsonian Latino Center, Banda El Pulgarcito USA, and Caporales Universitarios de San Simón filial Virginia for their work in preserving and advancing Hispanic culture in our community.

Caporales Universitarios San Simon Virginia

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Caporales Universitarios de San Simón filial Virginia performed live for reception guests, who also enjoyed a delicious array of food provided by Los Chorros of Wheaton.

Donate Life presented a check for $5,000 to LifeLink of Puerto Rico, and Erica Jackson spoke about donating a kidney to her mother Milagros Jackson, who also spoke.

Smithsonian Latino Center

Join NBC4 and Telemundo44 as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the culture and traditions of Americans whose ancestry runs through Spain, Mexico or the Spanish-speaking nations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

The month began on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The month lasts until Oct. 15. 

On Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m., NBC4 will air a special program celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. Erika Gonzalez, David Culver, Sulema Salazar and Alban Zamora will spend time at Hispanic-owned businesses such as restaurants and wineries, and profile Latinos making a difference in the community. Telemundo44 will also air this special program on Oct. 13.

NBCLatino will also run a digital series called "Generation Latino" with a focus on what it means to be a young Latino.  Engage in the social conversation by using #NBCGenerationLatino.  There will also be a Hispanic Heritage-themed "Talk Stoop" episode. We will post a time and date for that soon.

Casa Carmen Winery on Maryland's Eastern Shore is the only Latino-owned winery in the state. Founder Enrique Pallares says he and his brother Felipe Pallares want to make not just regionally distinctive bottles, but world-class wines. News4's Erika Gonzelez reports.

Telemundo44 News will run a series titled "Hispanics in the DMV," and Telemundo44 will join these events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month:

  • Sept. 19: T44 D.C. United Challenge Series @ Audi Field
  • Sept. 22: AFI Latin Film Festival

We will update this calendar as more events are added.

For a full list of events celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Washington D.C. area, go here.

Washington Regional Transplant Community is proud to sponsor Hispanic Heritage Month with NBC4.

Maria Montes immigrated from El Salvador and now supervises the kitchen at José Andrés' popular restaurant Jaleo. Sulema Salazar of News4 partner station Telemundo 44 reports.
Sophia Pineda is a determined young teen whose art is helping to prove that ability matters more than disability. Now, her work is on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum. News4's David Culver reports.
Jenny Rodriguez is an American University student with the help of a National Honor Society scholarship. She is the first Hispanic public school student to receive the prestigious scholarship. Karla Flores, reporter for News4 partner station Telemundo 44, reports.
The Smithsonian's first bilingual exhibit is open at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. "The Great Inka Road" recounts the profound engineering feat that connected that historic empire. Claudia Curiel of News4 partner station Telemundo 44 reports.
Alejandro Villanueva Mendez is the senior manager at a Georgetown restaurant made famous by a string of Presidential diners, but kept running by a team of dedicated Latino employees. Alberto Pimienta from News4 partner station Telemundo 44 reports.
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