Photo Gallery: Puerto Rican Day Parade

September 11, 2010 Updated Sep 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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Photo Gallery: Puerto Rican Day Parade

September 11, 2010 Updated Sep 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Check out our photo gallery from Saturday's Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The event kicked off at 1p.m. from Niagara Square with floats, politicians, bands, and members of the Western New York Hispanic community celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

A party in the park followed in LaSalle Park at the foot of Porter Avenue.

Channel 7's Al Leight drove the Eyewitness News LIVE EYE truck to show WKBW's support for Hispanic Heritage Month.

If you took any photos during the parade, send them to us and we'll add them to the gallery. Just e-mail them to younews@wkbw.com.

Channel 7 presents "El Barrio" with host Ralph Hernandez once a month at 5:30a.m. discussing issues of interest to the Hispanic community.

The Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers a complete list of Hispanic Heritage events, and community organizations.

Hispanics United of Buffalo
254 Virginia Street
716-856-7110
A community clearinghouse for all things Hispanic in Buffalo.

Belle Center
104 Maryland Street
716-845-0485
Innovative, educational, social and community building services for Children, Youth, Seniors and Families in Western New York.

West Side Community Services
161 Vermont Street
716-884-6616

Providing a variety of human service programs, including cultural, educational and recreational activities for participants of all ages.

Art & Culture
El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera

91 Allen Street
716-884-9362
Features art by Latin American, African-American and other artists of color.

El Buen Amigo
114 Elmwood Avenue
716-885-6343
A non-profit organization that sells arts and crafts from Latin America. All profits are returned to the artists and their communities.

Festivals and Events
New in 2010 is the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month in Buffalo and Erie County. It will officially kick-off at the Buffalo & Erie County Library, 1 Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo on Wednesday, September 15th beginning at noon.

Hispanics United Heritage Dinner & Banquet - Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
September 18th at 5 p.m. (716-856-7110, ext. 201)

Big Read ("The Raven" with Gary Earl Ross) at Buffalo & Erie County Central Library
September 23rd at 12 noon (716-816-4441)
Latin Jazz Project at Medaille College
September 28th (716-880-2351)

Hispanic Women's League Luncheon - Harry's Harbor Place Grille
October 2nd at 12 p.m. (716-440-1591)
Salsa Lessons at Medaille College

October 4th (716-880-2351)
Recognition of Hispanic Heritage - Mayor Byron Brown -
City Hall, 65 Niagara Square

October 6th at 1 p.m. (716-851-8000)
Recognition of Hispanic Heritage - Senator Antoine Thompson -
State Office Building, 65 Court Street

October 7th at 11 a.m. (716-854-8705)
Maria de Zayas and the Gothic Before Poe - Karpeles Manuscript Museum

October 12th at 6:30 p.m. (716-816-4441)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund/College Night - Lafayette High School
October 14th at 6 p.m. (716-816-4441)

Jose Feliciano performs at Kleinhans Music Hall
October 16th at 7 p.m. (716-883-0331, ext. 417)
Authentic Spanish-American Cuisine

Niagara Café
525 Niagara Street near Pennsylvania Street
716-885-2233

The Latin Experience
388 Amherst Street
716-852-8462

Willie's Little Corner Restaurant
272 Hudson Street
716-882-2538

Papi's Family Restaurant
690 Hertel Avenue
716-874-7274

Hispanic Community Media
Panorama Hispano
716-882-5887
Published monthly - free.

La Ultima Hora
716-570-8441
Published monthly - free.

Buffalo Puerto Rican Press
Latin Journal