Oct. 10 at the Plaza: Hispanic Heritage Festival

By | September 7, 2016

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, dance, food, and family friendly activities.

From a young age, salsa singer Michael Stuart was influenced by his uncle, bandleader Israel “Timbalero” Stuart, and his father’s love for music. Playing together at home with his mentors, Stuart became familiar with the percussion instruments and melodies that laid the groundwork for modern salsa music. His debut disc “Cuentos de la Vecindad” earned him the Tu Musica Award for Best New Artist in 1997. Career highlights include a 2005 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tropical-Contemporary Album and nominations for Billboard Music Awards in both 2006 and 2007. The festival will also feature performances by DJ Boy Boy, Luis Damon, and Judy Torres.

Chess from 5:00 – 10:00 Games at 6, 7, 8, 9.  Trophies & medals awarded.  Non rated: fun, casual learning, yet competitive.


  • 5:00pm     DJ Boy Boy
  • 5:45pm     Luis Damon
  • 7:15pm     Judy Torres
  • 8:30pm     Michael Stuart