The Abrazo Boricua Banquet by Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. took place on Thursday night at the Eastwood Manor. Honorees included Santos Seda “Papichy” the Mayor of Guanica, Puerto Rico; Ms. Aida Rosario Director of Communication Univision 41; and Mr. Hector Ramos Reporter and Senior Citizens’ Advocate.
This annual activity sponsored by Senator Rubén Díaz together with Senator Jeffrey Klein, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, was completely free of charge for the community. There was an estimated 500 plus people in attendance
According to Senator Díaz, “many people in our community lack the necessary resources to pay for the different activities that the Puerto Rican Parade organizes during this Puerto Rican week. Therefore, in order for some of them to be able to attend a banquet and socialize with the people who are coming to participate in the parade, we organize this banquet free of charge for the first five hundred people who arrive and offer them a night of Puerto Rican culture, food, entertainment and the opportunity to meet the Mayors and dignitaries who come from Puerto Rico.”
Below are a few photos of the event. Click on any photo to enlarge it.
Left - State Senators Ruben Diaz Sr. and Jeff Klein and a few of the 500 plus attendees.
Right - Team Diaz plus State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein.
Ms. Yolanda Cruz sang both the U.S. and Puerto Rican National Anthems.