On Oct. 11, ¡Que Pasa Fest partnered with the Audubon Nature Institute and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies for Celebración Latina! at the Audubon Zoo. The Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field offered a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants.
Among the diverse influences on civic life in contemporary New Orleans, the presence of a vibrant Latino community continues a tradition that dates back to the city’s earliest days. A local nonprofit organization dedicates its effort to promoting and preserving the Hispanic heritage and culture of the Crescent City. Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF) awards high school scholarships to talented Hispanic students at local schools. Continue Reading
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation hosted its annual Scholars Ceremony April 23 at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, granting scholarships to 48 Hispanic scholars from 18 local high schools. Overall, the organization distributed $58,550 worth of funds. Continue Reading
Azucar, which translates into “sugar” in English, titles the annual black-tie ball given by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation to benefit the Scholarship Program. The most recent revelry unfolded at the New Orleans Marriott with hundreds of people ready to fraternize and dance. Continue Reading
Black-tie and mariachi – why not? When “La Bamba” was chosen as the theme for the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Azúcar Ball, event co-chairs Tesa Bossettaand Lauren Mastio and their committees relied on this Mexican folk song for party inspiration. Continue Reading