Heritage Celebrations

Puerto Rican Heritage Reception 2019

June 6, 2019

"So let me tell you about 700,000 people. 700,000 people at this Puerto Rican community here in New York City. It doesn't matter who they are, they help make this city great – the small business owner, the bodega owner, the Broadway star, the public servant – they all help make New York New York," said Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Heritage Reception.

The program also included remarks by First Lady Chirlane McCray and honoree Olga Tañón.


  • Olga Tañón, Recording Artist, Singer, and Songwriter

Community Engagement Partner

We would like to acknowledge and thank our Community Engagement Partner of the Puerto Rican Heritage Reception without whom this event would not be possible:

  • Anheuser-Busch

Live Entertainment

  • La Jara, NYPD Band

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