Latino Celebration 2017 Opening Reception for the Exhibit: Boricuas in the Garden: The Story of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

Latino Celebration 2017 Opening Reception for the Exhibit: Boricuas in the Garden: The Story of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

When:
September 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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Where:
Centennial Hall
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ingrid Betancourt
973-733-7772

The story of the Puerto Rican people is unique in the history of U.S. immigration. This vibrant community has a long history in New Jersey and has become an integral part of the fabric of the Garden State. Please join us for the kick-off event for the Newark Public Library’s 2017 Latino Celebration exhibit and program series.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Keynote Speaker, Samuel Delgado, Vice President for External Affairs for Verizon New Jersey. Other special guests include Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, creator and writer of the new critically-acclaimed superhero and comic book series, La Borinqueña, and Nelson “Butchie” Nieves and the members of the Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Royal Court.

The evening’s festivities include a Salsa dance performance and lesson.

Latino Celebration 2017 programs and exhibit are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Essex Council Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, support from Verizon / NJ Shares Communications Lifeline program, and by a grant from the Friends of the HRIC.