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:
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.
March 17, 2018
New York City's Irish community was welcomed to Gracie Mansion for a reception celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
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.