BRONX TIMES REPORTER, NOVEMBER 2 32 9-DECEMBER 5, 2019 BTR
BP Diaz hosts
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. held a celebration
of Puerto Rico culture and history at Shanghai Red
on Wednesday, November 20. The event, which honored
community leaders and their accomplishments,
also featured music, dancing and delicious tapas for
those in attendance who learned about Puerto Rican
(top) Boxer Edgar Batanga, Jr. poses with
guest performer Joshua Garcia, Jr. and
dad Joshua Garcia.
(above left) Borough President Ruben Diaz,
Jr. with honoree Maria Roman Dumen.
(above mid left) Borough President Ruben
Diaz, Jr. with honoree Shawn ‘Pecas’ Costner.
(above mid right) Borough President Ruben
Diaz, Jr. with honoree Dr. Jose Rodriguez,
(above right) Borough President Ruben
Diaz, Jr. during the national anthem, performed
by Rachel Cara Perez.
(right) Attendees (l-r) Janet Escalente,
Doria Endino, Yadhira Mescain and Catherine
Garcia with Borough President Ruben
Diaz, Jr. (c) and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.
Photo by Laura Stone