Do you know what today is? … It’s the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Today, September 15th, kicks off a month-long celebration of Hispanic history and culture nationwide. But here in New York, which is home to one of the largest Hispanic populations in the U.S. — from El Barrio to East Elmhurst, Washington Heights to Williamsburg — every single day is an opportunity to recognize the vast contributions that Hispanic Americans have made both to our City and our country.
New York is the proud birthplace of so many Hispanic Americans who’ve left an indelible mark on history, like Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Rita Moreno, author Julia Alvarez, labor leader Héctor Figueroa, and countless others. And with your help, we can ensure that our city remains a place where Hispanic artists and athletes, civil rights icons and CEOs, writers and world leaders, and all Hispanic New Yorkers can thrive.
The richness and diversity of our Hispanic communities are a fundamental part of what makes New York New York, and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating that, this month and every month!