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Voces Latinas: Hispanic Heritage Month at La Cosecha

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From September 15 – October 15, La Cosecha at Union Market District will celebrate Latin American Culture and Voices for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Fundación de Artesanías de Chile “Heirs of Llalliñ”: September 1 – 30

Guatemala’s Independence Bicentennial Celebration: September 18

Washington, DC (September 25, 2021) — For a second consecutive year, La Cosecha will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, a four-week celebration of the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community. From September 15 through October 15, La Cosecha will invite visitors from near and far to authentically connect and engage through a specially programmed series of events and experiences.

A Latin American marketplace and culinary embassy located at Union Market District, La Cosecha is a world-class destination showcasing a curated mix of makers and independently owned businesses, including Arcay Chocolates, ArtTepuy, Café Unido, El Cielo, Grand Cata Wine Bar, La Casita Pupuseria, Las Gemelas, MITA, Mosaico, NOVA BOSSA, Peruvian Brothers, Serenata, Zona E Home and Zumo.

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

HIGHLIGHTS:

TECHO: La Otra Yo

Year-round, a portion of every purchase at La Cosecha supports the work of EDENS’ La Cosecha Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to support social, cultural and economic prosperity. The Foundation’s primary beneficiary is TECHO, a mostly volunteer organization present in 19 Latin American countries that seeks to end poverty for millions of people.

Over 75% of TECHO’s community leaders are women—each living a different reality in the most unequal region on the planet. Yet, they all share the same innate desire to keep challenging the status quo and move forward. “La Otra Yo” (the other you) is a new multimedia campaign launched by TECHO that amplifies the stories and voices of female changemakers in Central and South America so that supporters from around the world can help empower them to succeed. Visit our website for more information.

Fundación de Artesanías de Chile “Heirs of Llalliñ”: September 1 – 30

Weaving is a millenary form of communication, where indigenous collect the cosmogony of their people. It is said that the makuñ or men’s blankets and the trariwe -or girdles- worn by women are the books of

Mapuche culture. To rescue and revalue that knowledge, Fundación de Artesanías de Chile proposed to 17 artists from La Araucanía region to discover a valuable collection of more than 200 blankets and trariwe belonging to the National Museum of Natural History. After visiting the museum, the artisans created a series of makuñ and trariwe, using traditional techniques like ñimikan and trarikan. With the support of Conadi, the collection “Herederas de Llalliñ” or “Heirs of Llalliñ” will launch at La Cosecha.

Guatemalan Independence Bicentennial: September 18

More than a retailer, NOVA BOSSA supports cultural diplomacy and Latin American brands that preserve traditions and champion better lives.

On September 18, the premier lifestyle brand with a social mission will co-host a one-day cultural festival to mark the bicentennial of Guatemala’s independence in partnership with the Embassy of Guatemala and La Cosecha. In addition to special events showcasing the best of the country’s gastronomy and cultural traditions, NOVA BOSSA will present a capsule collection of fashion and home décor by top master artisans on-site at La Cosecha and at novabossa.com.

“Guatemala’s rich tradition of handicrafts dates to pre-Hispanic times and provides economic stability to countless communities. It is a privilege to present these extraordinary products to American audiences while also investing in artisans in a time of great need. I look forward to welcoming everyone to La Cosecha for a full day of celebration.” Carolina Furukrona, Founder & CEO, NOVA BOSSA.

Events also include (more to be added in the coming weeks):

ART + MUSIC

  • Mapuche weaving classes | Balcon | September 3, 4, 5
  • DJ Renzo | La Plaza | September 10; October 8
  • Izis La Enfermera | La Plaza | September 10
  • DeSanguashington | La Plaza | October 15

FAMILY + FITNESS

  • Dia de la Familia | October 3
  • Zumba | Weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Tango Practica | September 26 & October 24
  • Baila DC | Thursday, September 2 + 9

FILM SCREENINGS + LIVE STREAMS

  • Cena y Cine | Tuesday Night Dinner + Movie (titles TBD)
  • 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards Live Stream | October 8

COCKTAILS + COCINA

  • 10th anniversary Sunday Supper with Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia (El Cielo), Daniela Senior (Serenata + Colada Shop) and Iris Jimenez (La Casita Pupuseria) | September 12

SHOPPING

  • Andeana Handmade Peruvian Hats Pop-Up Cart
  • NOVA BOSSA: Fashion and home décor by Guatemala’s top master artisans

About La Cosecha:

La Cosecha is a contemporary marketplace celebrating centuries of Latin American heritage. As a culinary embassy, La Cosecha is designed for community and conversation with a philanthropic mission to foster business education throughout Latin America. Seasonal experiences are curated in partnership with Latin American embassies, eclectic tastemakers and artistic contributors. The harvest, la cosecha, is the natural time of reaping what has been cultivated by a dynamic community. ¡Celebremos! For additional information about La Cosecha visit www.lacosechadc.com or follow @lacosechadc.

About EDENS:

EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally leading portfolio of 110 places. Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. We know that when people come together, they feel a part of something bigger than themselves and prosperity follows— economically, socially, culturally and soulfully. EDENS has 250 employees across offices in key markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit edens.com or follow @WeAreEDENS.

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