New York City is home to some of the world's most vibrant ethnic communities. MOSPCE's events are designed to embrace and celebrate the rich cultural tapestry that shapes our city. Each year, the Mayor hosts celebrations to highlight the diversity and civic contributions of New York's many heritage groups.
Here is a sampling from some of our annual heritage celebrations:
February 22, 2018
Hosted by the Museum of Natural History, this year's Black History Month Reception honored the work and contributions of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
October 22, 2017
Each year, the Mayor and First Lady welcome New York City's South Asian and Indo-Caribbean community to Gracie Mansion in honor of Diwali, the festival of lights.
October 5, 2017
August 29, 2017
August 8, 2017
June 27, 2017
June 7, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito welcomed the New York's Puerto Rican community to Gracie Mansion for a special celebration recognizing the contributions of the Puerto Rican community to New York, especially those of honorees Luna Lauren Vélez and Laurie Hernandez.
May 10, 2017
In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception and ceremony to recognize the Asian-Pacific American community's contributions to New York City. The event honored Hasan Minhai in recognition for his long-standing commitment to New York City and the Asian-Pacific American community.
March 21, 2017
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America honored Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and many distinguished guests with a ceremonious invocation and remarks at the 2016 Greek Independence Reception at Gracie Mansion.
March 17, 2017