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Utica Tango Society Performance at the Stanley Theater

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Featuring Proctor Dance Club and Local Community Dancers

Argentine Tango at The Stanley With The Steve Falvo

"Easy Money Big Band" 

Saturday October, 25, 8 PM - intermission

$10 for 3 hours of dancing and a show

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Utica Tango Society



Hispanic Heritage Month - 2014

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Mes de la Herencia Hispana
September 15 - October 15, 2014
2014 THEME
“Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.”

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.

The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin."

According to this Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Please share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.


11th Annual MVLA Gala Fundraiser

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11th Annual MVLA Gala

The Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. (MVLA) will host their 11th Annual Mohawk Valley Latino Association Gala on December 6, 2014, Saturday, 6-11 pm, at Daniele's Banquet Hall, Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. More information to follow. The event helps to raise funds for the organization’s programs while sharing its heritage with the entire community with traditional Hispanic food, music and dancing. Live entertainment by Grupo Pagan, from Syracuse, with their diverse backgrounds combined into a high energy intoxicating brew of sounds, with influences to include, Santana, Shakira, Sade and more.


General Information

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Spanish Version (haga clic para ver el folleto en español)       



 Meeting Dates (junta general de miembros):   

 MVLA General Members Meeting:  

  • TBD  

 Call for volunteers (opportunidades de ser voluntario)! If you or anyone you know are interested in rewarding volunteer opportunities, MVLA is the place for you.  Some of our major events each year such as The Annual Latino Festival and Gala, can use a strong group of vibrant and creative thinking individuals who can work well in a team driven environment.  You may volunteer on our Events committee for a single event or all if you wish!  These exciting events will consist of an itinerary of fun filled entertainment for all ages and require diligent effort to make this all happen "flawlessly".  Whether you have a lot or very little experience working on committees, we still value any ideas your are able to bring to the table.  Committee work envolves general event planning, from setting up event venues, seeking artists and new ideas for entertainment and communicating with continuious and prospective donors.  Please contact the Latino Association for further details at 315-738-7083 ext. 121.  (para mas detalles, llama a 315-738-7083 ext. 121)  


 Current local news, events and activities (noticias, eventos y actividades recentes): 

Library_pic Utica Public Library (la biblioteca pública): Enjoy fun for adults and children. For more details, visit  

Helpful Resources and Information (recursos útiles):  Visit Technologic Solutions, offering various services such as Spanish Language Translation, Community Advocacy Representation, Business Management and more. Also providing informational blogs on our local Community, Business, and Politics in "English and Spanish".    

  Community Snapshots (instantáneas de la comunidad):  


  *Local Latino Association leaders recognized at state conference. Check out the full article at Utica OD.  

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