Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Albany Latin Festival Association has regretfully decided to cancel LatinFest 2020 and celebrate our 25th year anniversary in 2021. The next Albany LatinFest will take place in 2021.
ALFA supports the community protests against systemic racism, but implores our brothers and sisters to stay safe and healthy during these critical times. We will see you next year.
Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, el Albany Latin Festival Association lamentablemente decidió cancelar el LatinFest 2020 y celebrar nuestro 25 aniversario en el 2021.
El próximo Albany LatinFest se llevará a cabo en el 2021. En este momento, ALFA apoya las protestas de la comunidad contra el racismo sistémico, pero implora a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que se mantengan seguros y saludables durante estos momentos críticos. Nos vemos el año que viene.
The Albany Latin Festival Association (ALFA) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote and develop Hispanic cultural events in the Capital Region of the State of New York, for the purpose of acknowledging the contributions of Hispanic performing artists and promoting an appreciation for multi-cultural diversity.
The Albany LatinFest has established a unique platform in the Capital Region, providing the local Hispanic population with deserved recognition as a vital element of the community, showcasing local, regional and international performing artists, providing commercial and non-profit businesses and organizations with access to the local Hispanic population and engaging in coalition building efforts to address recent disaster relief efforts.
This past year, the Albany Latin Festival Association (ALFA) was a principal organization involved in the Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Team of the Capital Region (A Special Project of Centro Civico, Inc.), which produced a major Benefit Concert at The EGG on the New York State Plaza and was involved in the development and production other disaster relief efforts, including a Benefit Concert at Page Hall. In addition, ALFA has contributed several thousands of dollars in scholarships over the last 24 years to aspiring students throughout the Capital District through its coalition with the YMCA/Black & Latino Achievers Program.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
In October 2019 the Albany Latin Festival Association partnered up with community organizations to celebrate our diverse Latino Culture. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in the Capital Region and we are always striving to make a difference.
Una Noche Esplendida
In 2017 after the disastrous hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, ALFA put together Una Noche Espléndida where all proceeds went to the Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Fund. Over four hundred dollars were raised and donated to assist in the recovery process.
The Albany Latin Festival Association joined forces with other local organizations to put on a Benefit Concert where all monies raised would go to Puerto Rico Disaster Relief. The concert was a great success and over $10,000 were raised to benefit the hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico.