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Heritage Celebrations

Heritage Celebrations

New York City is home to some of the world's most vibrant ethnic communities. MOSPCE's events are designed to embrace and celebrate the rich cultural tapestry that shapes our city. Each year, the Mayor hosts celebrations to highlight the diversity and civic contributions of New York's many heritage groups.

Here is a sampling from some of our annual heritage celebrations:

Attendees pointing and dancing to music. Some guests hold phones up to record performances

2022 Caribbean-American Heritage Reception

June 30, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams hosted a gathering at Gracie Mansion to celebrate New Yorkers of Caribbean descent.

Learn more about the 2022 Caribbean-American Heritage Reception


Mayor Adams and Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado shake hands on stage in front of a large crowd

2022 Juneteenth Celebration

June 21, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams hosted a gathering at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Juneteenth.

Learn more about the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration


Mayor Adams poses with 10 NYPD officers

2022 Russian-Speaking American Community Reception

May 19, 2022
Eric Adams hosted a gathering in Gracie Mansion to celebrate members of the Russian-Speaking community.

Learn more about the 2022 Russian-Speaking American Community Reception


Commissioner Manuel Castro smiling in front of a United States flag and a Mexican flag

Cinco de Mayo Reception 2022

May 5, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams hosted a gathering at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Reception 2022


Mayor Eric Adams stands onstage behind his podium addressing guests. Minister Eamon Ryan, Ireland's Minister for Environment, Climate, and Communications & Minister for Transport sits behind him on a stool.

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Reception

March 17, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams hosted Irish and Irish American New Yorkers for a reception to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about the St. Patrick Day Breakfast 2022


Eleven guests pose for a picture in front of a step & repeat.

Black History Month Event 2022

February 24, 2022
In honor of Black History Month, Mayor Eric Adams hosted "Bridging the Gap: a panel discussion on the ways health, good, race, and culture intersect,” at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem.

Learn more about the Black History Month 2022


Mayor Adams stands at podium addresses audience.

Lunar New Year Reception 2022

Fabruary 8, 2022
For his first reception at Gracie Mansion, Mayor Eric Adams welcomed guests to celebrate Lunar New Year.

Learn more about the Lunar New Year Reception 2022


Benicio del Toro speaking from the podium on stage with the Mayor and First Lady standing behind him

Puerto Rican Heritage Reception

June 24, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception to celebrate the Puerto Rican community.

Learn more about the Puerto Rican Heritage Reception


Jiming Liang, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Mayor Bill de Blasio with the proclamation in hand

2021 Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2021
The Mayor and First Lady hosted a gathering in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem to kick-off Juneteenth events across the five boroughs.

Learn more about the Juneteenth Celebration


Jiming Liang, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Mayor Bill de Blasio with the proclamation in hand

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event

May 27, 2021
The Mayor celebrated Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Learn more about the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event