Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in City Hall – 2019

2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in City Hall

Photography, Video and Coverage by Luis Diaz

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the office of New York City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson and The Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the NYC Council presented the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration within NYC’s City Hall Council Chambers.

Practically brimming with attendants from wall to wall the evening had a number of presenters and speakers as well as honored guests. Present as well were quite a number of performers carrying out dances representative of various Latin American Countries and Cultures.

Council Members from left to right: Daneek Miller of District 27; Adrienne E. Adams of District 28; Ydanis Rodriguez of District 10;  Council Speaker Corey Johnson; Laurie A. Cumbo of District 35.

Remarks were presented by District 27 Council Member I. Daneek Miller; District 10 Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez; and by Council Speaker Corey Johnson himself, amongst others.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaking at this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in City Hall

Honorees this evening included Maria Ivonne Garcia, Henry Garrido, Blanca Morales and Maria Ortiz.

Performers for the evening included members of the Karla Florez School of Dance; Los Campeones De La Marinera; Tessoro Estrella singing a Spanish language rendition of the United States National Anthem; Casa De La Culutra Venezolana; Raices Del Oriente Boliviano; Escuela Folkorica Chakaymanta USA.

Collage of performances on this evening within City Hall’s Council Chambers

Here below is an additional small collection of photos taken at the event: