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Dominican Day Parade Celebrates Gala 2016

Gala - Honorees 2016

(translated from Spanish – view original)
New York, NY – Ramon Ramirez ( – The Dominican Day Parade in New York held its Gala, an annual banquet prior to the Dominican Parade, by honoring for the first time more than 20 women who have contributed to growth and development of the Dominican community in New York.

A warm and beautiful night full of harmony among the guests, the executive committee, the board members and the team of volunteers provided all their efforts to achieve the mission of the night, gleefully celebrating our tradition and culture.

Celines Toribio and Audis Rijo interacted as masters of ceremony, with intellectual ability enough not to tire the public.

On this occasion, US President Barack Obama surprised the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, sending them a very effusively congratulatory letter to the Dominican community for their great achievements on US soil.

Ms. Angela Fernandez, President of the Board of Directors, thanked special guests and gave congratulations to all the honorees for their continued support of our Dominican community in the United States.

Fernando Villalona and Orchestra brightened up the evening with his cheerful repertoire, then “Matatan de las Mezclas” DJ Lobo continued into the night.

Sunday, August 14, is the Dominican Day Parade in New York between 38th and 52nd Streets with Grand Marshal Juan Luis Guerra.

Photos of Gala 2016 at this link