New event series begins with Hispanic Culture Night

Hispanic Heritage Month

Five events will honor ethnic cuisines, traditions and entertainment of the Valley

Peruvian potato salad is seen in this March 28, 2010 photo. A Peruvian potato salad, using coconut milk and yellow chili powder called aji amarillo is a good way to wake up your palate while exploring the varied Latin cuisine being put forth in many new cookbooks.

(AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is celebrating the culture of the Valley with a new event series.

Five events will honor various ethnic cuisines, traditions and entertainment. They’re being organized by a new advisory group within MVHS, called the Mahoning Valley Cultural Alliance.

The first event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 7 at Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana (OCCHA) Hall at 3660 Shirley Rd. in Youngstown.

The “Hispanic Culture & Cuisine Night” will offer authentic menu options, mariachi entertainment by Felipe Torres and remarks provided by Hector Colon, a board member of OCCHA, member of Mahoning Valley Cultural Alliance and Youngstown’s former Fire Chief.

Other upcoming events include:

  • “Christmas in Many Lands,” November 4, 2019 at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown, OH
  • “German Culture & Cuisine,” April 6, 2020 at Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, OH
  • “Romanian Culture & Cuisine,” May 4, 2020 at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 626 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
  • “Italian Culture & Cuisine.” September 14, 2020 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH
  • “African Culture & Cuisine,” October 5, 2020 at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown, OH
  • “Greek Culture & Cuisine,” November 2, 2020 at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th St., Campbell, OH

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, visit https://mahoninghistory.org/events/

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