On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Puerto Rican Heritage celebration at Bronx Community College. Borough President Diaz honored individuals who have contributed to the growth and promotion of their community and culture.

“This year the people of Puerto Rico have endured, and continue to endure, an unfathomable tragedy. In light of the ongoing struggle to recover I am honored to have celebrated our Puerto Rican Heritage, and I am pleased to see the unwavering support of people from all over the region and how they have come together so quickly to answer the cry for help from our brothers and sisters on the island,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “I offer my heartfelt congratulations to our honorees and to Bronx Community College for hosting this important celebration of Boricua culture and heritage.”

This year honorees include David Franco, FDNY, Chief Inspector; Nicky Marrero, Master Percussionist, FANIA All-Stars; Audrey Puente, Meteorologist, Fox 5 and numerous other individuals and organizations that represent the continue collective effort  in our area of expertise to help Puerto Rico.