Klein Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 11:41

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

This year’s theme is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit.”

This Saturday, Oct. 15, I will be hosting a special brunch honoring the many Hispanic Americans who embody the spirit of service in our communities.

So please, join Sen Klein from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Havana Café, 3151 East Tremont Ave., Bronx, for my Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Adolfo Carrión, former Bronx Borough President and current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Director.

I intend for this event to be the beginning of a long and rich tradition in our community.

Honorees include:

Kevin Alicea, Troy Perez & Ruben Rodríguez, Owners, Havana Café

Ivine Galarza, District Manager, Community Board No. 6

Alex Rodríguez, President, Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association

Lillian Rodríguez López, President, Hispanic Federation

Louis M. Vasquez, Executive Director, RAIN, Inc.