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.
Learn more about them here:
- Smithsonian Latino Center
- Banda El Pulgarcito USA
- Caporales Universitarios de San Simón filial Virginia
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.
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.
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.