NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) hosted its fourth annual Festival PEOPLE en Espanol presented by Verizon, attracting 15,000 attendees to a variety of events culminating at New York City's Jacob Javits Center this past weekend. This one-of-a-kind celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featured appearances by Pitbull, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Adamari Lopez, Maite Perroni, Dascha Polanco, Angelica Maria, Diego Boneta, Alejandra Espinoza, Henry Santos, Gaby Espino, Angelica Vale and many more. In addition, 100 candidates for U.S. citizenship from around the world were naturalized at a moving ceremony, which also honored Mariano Rivera and Thalia as 'Outstanding Americans by Choice'.
PEOPLE en Espanol fans were able to tune into an action-packed recap show on PeopleEnEspanol.com to experience one-on-one celebrity interviews and all the behind-the-scenes happenings from Festival. The conversation on social media @PEOPLEenespanol generated more than 600 million impressions via the hashtag #FestivalPEOPLE.
The two-day event, which took place in New York City for the first time, was presented by Verizon, creating hope sponsor Libre by Nexus, major sponsor Coca-Cola, official sponsors Diageo, Jet Blue, and our partner sponsors AARP, HBO Latino, Harper Collins en Espanol, EmblemHealth, Fox Deportes and Nielsen. Media partners were CNN en Espanol, Music Choice, El Especialito, SBS, Univision, Telemundo, and TODAY show.
Festival PEOPLE en Espanol has become one of the most-anticipated celebrations of Hispanic culture in the country. Festival is free and open to the public, offering complimentary musical performances, interactive panel discussions, celebrity meet and greets and more. This year's Festival theme was "Your Voice, Your Power, Your Festival," with programing that brought to life PEOPLE en Espanol's new '50 Most Influential Latinos' franchise form the November issue of the magazine.
Festival PEOPLE en Espanol featured an all-star line-up of the nation's top entertainers, leaders and influencers, including empowering conversations on "Inspiring the Next Generation" and "Breaking Barriers," among many others. PEOPLE en Espanol also partnered with On Your Feet!, the Broadway musical based on the life and music of the Estefans, to present a Festival-branded theater night during Festival weekend.
About PEOPLE en Espanol
PEOPLE en Espanol was launched in 1996 as a special issue, and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, PEOPLE en Espanol reaches an audience of 7 million every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends, and compelling human-interest stories. PEOPLE en Espanol delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today's Hispanics in the U.S. The brand's social media footprint includes 1,320,000 followers on Twitter, over 3,700,000 "Likes" on Facebook, and 825,000 followers on Instagram. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visit www.PEOPLEenEspanol.com, follow PEOPLE en Espanol on Twitter at @PEOPLEenespanol, and on Facebook at facebook.com/PEOPLEenespanol.
About Time Inc.
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