Saturday, September 17, 2022

Noon to 4 PM

Taylor Park

400 Division Street, Oak Park, IL

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in

Oak Park at the inaugural Convivencia!

Enjoy and learn about Latinx culture at the 2022 Convivencia in Oak Park! This FREE event is filled with fun, fellowship and resources for the whole family.

Convivencia means “living together,” which has been the mission of the Housing Center since 1972: cultivating integrated, diverse, and inclusive communities. This year, we are proud to continue this mission in the form of a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration!

Please join us for this special event supporting and celebrating our Latinx community.

Bring your chairs and picnic blankets!

Event Schedule

All Day Events: Noon to 4pm
  • Live Art in the Park with Studio Nez
  • Resource Fair
  • Bouncy House
  • Latin American Artifacts from Oak Park Public Library’s Multicultural Collection

Scheduled Events

  • 12 PM to 2 PM: Face Painting
  • 12 PM to 2 PM: Balloon Animals
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Storytime with Mr. Jose from Oak Park Public Library
  • 12:45 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM: Piñatas
  • 1 PM to 2 PM: Cumbiamba Group Latin Dance with Israel Landa
  • 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM: Mariachi Sirenas
  • 3:15 PM to 4 PM: Lotería with Nora Sanchez from Oak Park Public Library

Beyond Hunger will be collecting non-perishable food donations at the Convivencia.  Below please find the food items they need most. Your donation of these items would be a big help in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, though all non-perishable foods are accepted and appreciated!

  • Canned Chicken Soup
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cheerios’ Cereal
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Bagged Rice (White or Brown)
  • Dry Beans (Pinto and Black)
  • Canned Beans (Pinto and Black)
  • Canned Pineapples
  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Corn
  • Fruit cocktail (packed in juice)

This event is hosted by the Oak Park Regional Housing Center in partnership with the Oak Park Public Library, Park District of Oak Park, and the Village of Oak Park.


A special thanks to the Planning Committee who helped make this event possible!


Alfredo Donayre

Alma Martinez

Esteban Linarez

Gus Sinco

Jeanette Vigil

Julisa Sanchez

Karla Linarez

Kathy Valdivia

Nora Sanchez

Sandra Diaz

Solskin Gomez-Krogh