Annual Dominican Heritage Month Celebration

Published on March 04, 2020, 8:37 am
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On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall on East Tremont Avenue, honoring individuals who have contributed to the growth and promotion of Dominican and Dominican-American community and culture.

This year honorees included 1199 SEIU Child Care Fund Associate Director of Operations Gregoria Feliciano, Bronx Native CEO and Co-Founder Amaurys Grullon, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx’s Cristina Contreras, and a posthumous tribute for the late New York State Senator José Peralta.

“When you consider that over 723,000 individuals of Dominican heritage living in New York City and more than 15 percent calling this great borough their home, you cannot write the history of The Bronx without a whole chapter focusing on our quisqueyano community,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Not only am I honored to recognize these individuals who have contributed to so much to our Bronx residents but I’m also extremely proud to recognize the culture and heritage of this growing population that has become integral to the Bronx’s transformative changes we have seen over the years.”

For more photographs of annual Dominican Heritage Month, please visit here.

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Annual Dominican Heritage Month Celebration
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