Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the Five Senses

Hispanic Heritage Month through the 5 Senses

Sense of Sight | Watch a Movie

Below is a list of movies and documentaries that showcase hispanic heritage and latin/a/o/x history and culture.

Latino Americans from PBS

10 Films To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences

Sense of Sight

Sense of Taste | Try a Local Restaurant

Below is a list of local restaurants that serve food that is from a country in the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America.

Type of Food

Restaurant Name



Sazon Con Fuego

82 W Main St, Meriden, CT


La Azogueñita

448 Center Street, Meriden, CT


Salsas 3 Mexican Grill

120 Washington Street, Middletown, CT


La Placita

173 E Main Street, Middletown, CT

Puerto Rican

Caribbean Restaurant

311 Center St, Meriden, CT 

Puerto Rican

Criollisimo Restaurant

340 Arch Street, New Britain, CT

Puerto Rican

El Rincon Latino Restaurant

81 West Main Street, Meriden, CT

Sense of Taste

Sense of Touch | Pick Up a Book from Russell Library

To celebrate the sense of touch, we have compiled a list of books that are available through the network of libraries that Russell Library belongs to. Happy reading!

List of Books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sense of Touch

Sense of Hearing | Listen to Music and/or a Podcast

Below are links to different resources to explore music, podcasts, and stories by Hispanic and Latinx people, artists, and bands.

The Library of Congress' Audio & Visual Collection of Hispanic Heritage Resources 

Story Corps Historias

Spotify's Latinx Page

Sense of Hearing

Sense of Smell | Explore Scents from Latin America

Most of Latin American and Caribbean countries are located in tropical and subtropical areas. For that reason, they are filled with fragrances such as jasmine, frangipani, mango, coffee, pineapple, and ocean breezes. While at the grocery store, enjoy the fragrances of mangos, pineapples, and coffee in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sense of Smell