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Heritage Celebrations

Heritage Celebrations

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:

Benicio del Toro speaking from the podium on stage with the Mayor and First Lady standing behind him

Puerto Rican Heritage Reception

June 24, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception to celebrate the Puerto Rican community.

Learn more about the Puerto Rican Heritage Reception


Jiming Liang, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Mayor Bill de Blasio with the proclamation in hand

2021 Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2021
The Mayor and First Lady hosted a gathering in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem to kick-off Juneteenth events across the five boroughs.

Learn more about the Juneteenth Celebration


Jiming Liang, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Mayor Bill de Blasio with the proclamation in hand

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event

May 27, 2021
The Mayor celebrated Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Learn more about the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event


Five shanto drummers playing background music in front of the stage.

Guyana Republic Golden Jubilee Reception

February 27, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts the Guyana Republic Golden Jubilee Reception at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about the Guyana Republic Golden Jubilee Reception

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.

Black History Month Reception

February 25, 2020
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.

Learn more about the Black History Month Reception