Hispanic Heritage Month

This is Hispanic Heritage Month and there are several activities happening to celebrate and support our growing Hispanic and Latino communities.  The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.  Here’s a list below of several events and activities.

  • First Peoples (13,000 BCE to 1760 CE) t Tennessee State Museum – Ongoing
  • Salsa Sunday at Diskin Cider – Once a month
  • Loteria at Plaza Mariachi – Tuesdays
  • La Vox 7 at Plaza Mariachi – Wednesdays
  • Night Market at Plaza Mariachi – Wednesdays
  • Salsa Night at Plaza Mariachi – Thursdays
  • Lunch with Characters at Plaza Mariachi – Saturdays
  • Dinner Show at Plaza Mariachi – Saturdays
  • Flea Market at Plaza Mariachi – Sundays
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival with Conexion Americas at Nashville Zoo – September 24
  • The Latin Party at The Fairgrounds – September 30
  • Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park – October 1
  • Pitbull at Bridgestone Arena – October 9
  • Cimafunk at Exit/In – October 22

Author

  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

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Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.