Heritage Celebrations

West Indian American and Caribbean American Heritage Reception

August 27, 2019

"We all have made this place something almost unbelievable in the human experience where we brought together all this greatness. And so tonight, we celebrate this beautiful strand of what the islands brought to us and how we became so much greater from it," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in appreciation of the West Indian American and Caribbean American community of New York City.

First Lady Chirlane McCray and honoree, Nia Long, also delivered remarks.


  • Nia Long, Actress

Community Engagement Partner

  • EmblemHealth

Live Entertainment

  • Angels Caribbean Band
  • Michael Hospedales (Pannist)

Photo Gallery