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Heritage Celebrations

2022 Cinco de Mayo Reception

May 5, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams hosted a gathering at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

The program began with the Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Manuel Castro, providing opening remarks. The Mayor then spoke and introduced Jorge Islas, the Consul General of Mexico. Commissioners Mermelstein and Kreizman then took the podium. Commissioner Castro ended the program by presenting Mayoral Certificates to community leaders. The Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino youth band performed before the program.

Program Participants

  • Mayor Eric Adams
  • Jorge Islas, Consul General of Mexico
  • Manuel Castro, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Fred Kreizman, Commissioner, Mayor's Community Affairs Unit
  • Edward Mermelstein, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of International Affairs
  • Carlos Ramos, NYPD Detective (certificate recipient)
  • Francisco Puebla, Community Member (certificate recipient)
  • Cesar Solano and Juan Solano, Representatives, NYC Food Delivery Movement (certificate recipient)


  • Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino


  • The Cultural Institute of Mexico in New York

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