PARTY TIME: 7th Annual Latin Festival Taking Place this Weekend in downtown Haverstraw Village

The 7th Annual United Latin Festival of Haverstraw will be held this weekend Sunday, August 6 in the Village of Haverstraw. The event draws thousands of celebrants every year.

The United Latin Parade begins at 12 noon in front of Emeline Park, before proceeding to Broadway. It will be followed by festivities at Haverstraw Elementary School parking lot off of Partition St. in downtown Haverstraw. Fun features include live music, food vendors, business vendors and nonprofit organization booths.

The United Latin Festival of Haverstraw Committee invites all residents, elected officials, community organizations and visitors are able to join in the celebration of Latin culture.

There will be several distinguished people and organizations that will be recognized. The honorees this year are:

Grand Marshal – Lucy Redzeposki

Parade Godmother – Ivonne S. Santos

Parade Godfather – Fernando Pena

International Godmother – Doris Suarez

International Godfather – Hugo Sicha

Latin Honoree of the Year – Hector L. Soto

Latin American Students of the Year – Gabriel Aponte and Leslie Garcia

Humanitarian of the Year – Marina Gutierrez

Businesses of the Year – Interstate Toyota, Los Amigos Restaurant and 

TJ McGowan & Sons

The event will be held Sunday rain or shine. If you would like more information, email the committee at UnitedLatinFestival@yahoo.com.