Heritage Celebrations

Immigrant Heritage Week Reception

April 16, 2019

“We are the most prosperous, we’ve ever been. We are the most unified and it is not despite our immigrant brothers and sisters. It’s because of the contributions of our immigrant brothers and sisters,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in appreciation of the immigrant community.

Mayor de Blasio welcome New York City’s immigrant community to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week at Gracie Mansion. The evening was composed of remarks by Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, and honoree Jin Park with live entertainment by a traditional Tibetan band group from NY Tibetan Service Center.

Program Participant

  • Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs


  • Jin Park, Rhodes Scholar, DACA Recipient

Live Entertainment

  • Tenzin Norbu, playing Tibetan Flute (Leader)
  • Rigden Ghongpa, playing Yangchin-Chinese Hammered Dulcimer
  • Sonam Lhamo, playing Piwang, Tibetan Diddle
  • Tenzin Sangmo, playing Dramnyan, Tibetan Guitar

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