August 8, 2019
"For centuries and centuries, Dominicans have been helping to make New York City and the United States of America great. Dominicans have been making a mark ever since. American music has been made greater because of Dominican music, including Latin Grammy winners like Milly Quezada and Romeo Santos. The world of fashion was changed forever by Oscar de la Renta. Our literature, our food – everything – our art, our politics, our sports -- the Dominican community has contributed in so many ways," said Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Dominican Heritage Reception at Gracie Mansion.
The program also included remarks given by Congressman Adriano Espaillat and honoree Anthony Santos.