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:
March 16, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed New York City's Irish community to Gracie Mansion for a reception celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
February 19, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception at the American Museum of Natural History.
December 18, 2018
For the first time at Gracie Mansion, First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted an I Hear Your Listening Session in celebration of Kwanzaa.
November 20, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with New York City's South Asian community.
October 9, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
October 4, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray brought the Italian community together at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Italian heritage and honor author and actress, Jennifer Esposito.
September 26, 2018
Singer, actress, and activist Tsidii Le Loka was honored for her achievements by Mayor Bill de Blasio at Gracie Mansion.
August 28, 2018
The largest West Indian and Caribbean community outside the West Indies came together to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Caribbean at Gracie Mansion.
August 9, 2018
New York's Dominican community came together at Gracie Mansion to celebrate their culture and heritage and the achievements of Prince Royce.
June 26, 2018
The Mayor and First Lady welcomed New York City's Jewish community and honored comedian MODI at this year's annual celebration.
June 7, 2018
Ricky Martin was honored at the Puerto Rican Heritage Reception by Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.
May 10, 2018
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.
March 20, 2018
New York City's Greek community was welcomed to Gracie Mansion for a reception celebrating Greek Independence Day.