To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the nation’s capital, La Cosecha in the Union Market neighborhood is hosting “Voces Latinas” through October 15th.
WTOP’s Jason Fraley Salutes ‘Voces Latinas’ at La Cosecha (Part 1)
To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the nation’s capital, La Cosecha in the Union Market area is hosting “Voices of Latina” now through October 15th.
“La Cosecha, which means ‘the harvest’ in Spanish, is a contemporary Latin American market in D.C. that celebrates the centuries-old heritage of these cultures,” EDENS Senior Vice President of Brands and Culture Norma Morales Perez told WTOP.
“We like to call ourselves a culinary embassy… through the food, the merchandise and the beautiful offerings of our retail partners.”
Some of them market offers indulge in Venezuelan sweets at Arcay Chocolate, artisanal jewelry and assets at Art TePuay, Panamanian coffee at Cafe Unido; modern Mexican cuisine at Destino, Colombian cuisine at El Cielo, Latin wines at Grand CATA, Salvadoran street food at La Casita Pupuseria and Latin-style hot dogs at Mosaico.
You can also enjoy Brazilian fashion at NOVA BOSSA, sandwiches at Peruvian Brothers, leather goods at Quavaro, cocktails and snacks at Serenata, a corn-based masa menu at Taqueria Las Gemelas, and juice, toast and breakfast combos at Zumo .
“You really get to experience so many different countries and cultures,” Perez said. “I’d encourage everyone to stop and learn the stories of these partners … they all bring their own passions and goals to the businesses they’ve created, so we’re excited to celebrate with them all month long.”
In addition, from October 1, La Cosecha will collaborate with the University of Gallade to present “Festejamos el arte de los Sordos”. The exhibition, curated by graduate Letizia Arellano, will feature works by deaf artists from Latin American countries.
“There’s something for everyone, whether you want a hands-on experience or just try it out,” Perez said. “We have music and dance events that include Latin rhythms, salsa and tango, we have family fitness events including Zumba, we have a Let’s Play theater that is free to the public, hosted by Teatro de la Luna, we have DIY classes. painting”.
It all ties in with “TECHO Day” on Oct. 15, presented by the youth nonprofit TECHNOLOGY OF USwhich focuses on providing affordable housing and other resources in poverty-stricken areas of Latin America.
“We’ll have family events, music and art,” TECHO Marketing and Communications Director Ana Testa told WTOP.
“We are currently in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and work in more than 550 communities. The word ‘TECHO’ actually means ‘roof’ because we believe that everyone deserves a proper home.”
WTOP’s Jason Fraley Salutes ‘Voces Latinas’ at La Cosecha (Part 2)