La Cosecha opens with free block party, Ozomatli and Jason Cerda perform

Ozomatli will headline La Cosecha's Calle Latina concert and block party
Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli will headline this Saturday’s block party at La Cosecha. Photo courtesy of Moki Media

La Cosecha, the new Latin marketplace in the Union Market District, celebrates its opening weekend with Calle Latina, a free, open-to-the-public block party and concert presented by title partner Events DC from 11 am to 7 pm, tomorrow, Sept. 7

Headlined by Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli and local pop singer-dancer Jason Cerda, La Cosecha’s opening weekend celebration will serve as a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event and is being curated in collaboration with local music production group All Things Go.  Additional musical acts include Salt Cathedral, Mario + Jose, Jonathan Acosta, DJ Bembona, DJ Renzo, DJ Nicolas Losada and Batalá.

“After considerable time spent planning and curating La Cosecha, we’re excited and proud to invite all to our preview block party, Calle Latina, where we’ll be celebrating the colors, textures and sounds of Latin America. The ongoing insights and assistance from Latin embassy partners and the city’s cultural tastemakers have been invaluable in the creation of this new marketplace,” says Jodie W. McLean, CEO of EDEN, the retail developer of La Cosecha.

The Calle Latina block party’s family-friendly activities include a special Latin-inspired face painting menu created by Colombia-born local muralist MasPaz, Con Sabor kids’ dance classes, chef demos and a flash mob led by Cerda.

Guests will also get a sneak peek at all of the La Cosecha partners: El Cielo, NOVA BOSSA, Amparo, Ali Pacha, Grand Cata, Serenata, Café Unido, Filos Bakery, Zona E Home, La Casita and Peruvian Brothers.

In partnership with sponsors the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, Carlos Rosario School, and Bacardi, the block party will feature additional pop ups by New Latin Wave, Se Habla Español, The Future is Latina, Andeana Hats, Adelante Shoes, Arcay Chocolates, Piña & Coco, Wonder for People, Politics &
Prose, Arepa Zone, Ilegal Mezcal, and Bacardi.

To RSVP for La Cosecha’s Calle Latina block party, visit


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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