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Heritage Celebrations

Puerto Rican Heritage Reception

June 24, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception to honor the contributions of the Puerto Rican community. The event was held at La Marqueta, which is a Puerto Rican staple in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Remarks were delivered by First Lady Chirlane McCray, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and honoree Benicio Del Toro. Live entertainment was provided by La Jara.

Program Participants

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • First Lady Chirlane McCray
  • Benicio Del Toro, Honoree


  • La Jara

Community Engagement Partner

  • Emblem Health

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