2018-03-07 / Front Page

Peralta, Dominico-American Society Honor Leaders to Celebrate Dominican Heritage Month

NYS Senator Jose Peralta and the Dominico-American Society of Queens (DAS) hosted the Dominican Heritage Month at La Boom, in Woodside. The celebration included live performances by Frankie Fernandez, La Mezcla, Ballet Mestizo and Grupo Recogi2. Peralta and DAS honored the work and success of several Dominican and Dominican Americans leaders who have made great contributions to the community.NYS Senator Jose Peralta and the Dominico-American Society of Queens (DAS) hosted the Dominican Heritage Month at La Boom, in Woodside. The celebration included live performances by Frankie Fernandez, La Mezcla, Ballet Mestizo and Grupo Recogi2. Peralta and DAS honored the work and success of several Dominican and Dominican Americans leaders who have made great contributions to the community.NYS Senator Jose Peralta and the Dominico-American Society of Queens (DAS) hosted the Dominican Heritage Month at La Boom, in Woodside on February 28. During the celebration, which included live performances by Frankie Fernandez, La Mezcla, Ballet Mestizo and Grupo Recogi2, Peralta and DAS honored the work and success of several Dominican and Dominican Americans leaders who have made great contributions to the community. Additionally, Peralta introduced a resolution in the New York State Senate to mark the 174th anniversary of the Dominican independence.

“Dominicans and Dominican Americans make enormous contributions to the city, state and the nation. As we celebrate Dominican Heritage Month, this is a very special moment for me as I am the first Dominican American to be elected to the New York State Senate. I am proud to serve all the New Yorkers who call our district, the United Nations of all Senatorial Districts, home,” said Senator Peralta. “The Dominican population is continuing its growth and is now the largest Latino group in New York City, which includes more than 30,000 Dominican and Dominican Americans in my district, and fifth largest in the United States.”

Jose Tejada, Executive Director of DAS, said, “As a Dominican American, I am proud to have celebrated the Dominican Republic's 174 years of independence alongside those of varying ethnicities and backgrounds. Our passionate music, beautiful culture and delicious food have been on display at this year's extravaganza. We want to truly thank our New York State Senator, Jose Peralta and our elected officials for their continued support in helping our communities. This event would not have been possible without them and the community.”

Peralta presented a proclamation to the 2018 honorees: Ana Alaimo, owner of Santo Domingo Car Limo Services; Francisco Diaz, owner of Addictive Wine & Tapas; Soraya Sussman, Executive Director of Quality Control and Vice President of Practice Transformation at Somos Community Care; and Tairy Ynoa, reporter with Telemundo 47.

He also presented a proclamation to the Dominico-American Society of Queens, which was “originally founded to serve the needs of residents living in Queens, and has evolved over two decades to serve the needs of families located throughout New York City.” According to the proclamation, DAS “serves thousands of individuals and families each year,” and “tries to help those failing or struggling to achieve” the American Dream.

 

 

 


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