Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Union Market District


La Cosecha at Union Market District unveils a month-long calendar of events in honor and recognition of DC’s Hispanic community. Part of our celebrations include an evening event to commemorate a new strategic partnership between the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) and La Cosecha. We invite you to join us from September 15 to October 15 for a full calendar of specially curated events and experiences.

La Cosecha is designed for community and conversation with a philanthropic mission to foster business education in Latin American communities. A portion of every purchase from our retail partners goes toward the La Cosecha Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We’re excited to announce LEDC as our beneficiary, a partnership through which La Cosecha will serve as a platform for raising awareness of LEDC’s mission to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, Maryland, Virginia and Puerto Rico.

“We are thrilled to partner with La Cosecha for the opportunity to showcase the Latino Economic Development Center’s commitment to empower our communities while shedding light on the diverse opportunities and paths individuals can take to pursue their dreams,” said Emi Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, LEDC. “We envision a future where empowerment not only encompasses economic progress but also a profound connection to our heritage.”

To explore the full program for Hispanic Heritage Month at La Cosecha, please visit our website and follow @LaCosechaDC.

Nuestra Cocina, presented by The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino | October 6
Explore DC’s Latino food scene with the National Museum of the American Latino at La Cosecha Market. The museum launches its new program series, Nuestra Cocina, during Hispanic Heritage Month with food, drinks, dance, cooking demonstrations and a conversation with culinary entrepreneurs. ADOBO’s DJ Pedro Night will provide music, and participating restaurants will offer specialty menu items for purchase.

Perspectiva Corazón: Mi Distrito by cesamo: Experience Washington, DC through the eyes of a Peruvian immigrant. Each landscape presents a parallel moment between DC and Peru, where a color, light or shape invokes a deep nostalgia in artist César Sanchez Morazzani.

Happy Hour with the Latino Economic Development Center | October 10 
A celebration of LEDC’s collaboration with La Cosecha, marking a new chapter in our shared journey. LEDC will unveil a compelling short film that delves into the rich tapestry of the organization’s history, mission and vision, with impactful testimonials from individuals they have served as well as the dedicated staff. The public is invited to connect with the La Cosecha community and learn more about the comprehensive range of services provided by LEDC.

Havana Nights at La Cosecha | September 30

Prepare yourself for a fun night of Guarachar at our Casta’s Rum Bar pop-up. “Havana Nights at La Cosecha” will offer DC’s unique Latinx culture, entertainment and community in one epic late-night dance party.

Union Market District Drive-in: Selena | October 6

The true story of Selena, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome to having Latin music chart-topping albums.

Moonlight Tango | September 15
Night of Boleros & Ballads | September 22
Latin Rhythms | September 29
DeSanguashington | October 14
Izis La Enfermera | September 9 + October 7
Improbable Latin Comedy Show | October 1
Corazón Folklórico Dance Company Performance & Fundraiser | October 14

Zumba | Weekly on Saturdays
Drive-In at Union Market, Selena | October 6
Tango Mercurio | Mondays, starting September 11
Baila Thursdays Salsa Social | September 7 + 21 & October 5 + 19
Tango Mercurio Monthly Practica | September 10 + 24 & October 8 + 22
Tango Mercurio Weekend Bootcamp | September 30 + October 1

Empanada Cooking Class with CocuSocial | September 21 + 28 & October 19 + 26
Art Class with Guaylandia & ArtTepuy | September 19
Paint Alebrijes from Oaxaca Mexico | September 26

Andeana Handmade Peruvian Hats Pop-Up Cart | September 7-10, 14-17, 21-24

Latin American Design Week by NOVA BOSSA | October 11 + 15
Marking its 4th Anniversary, Nova Bossa celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with the debut of LAD – Latin American Design Week. A pioneering initiative, LAD showcases collectible art, fashion and design from Latin America. The week promises curated collection tours, insightful design dialogues, exclusive designer receptions and a two-day Latin American Design Show featuring 30 innovators shaping the futures of Latin American Design.