Bronxites Have A Ball At Bronx Ball Gala

Regina Spektor graciously accepted her award from Diaz.
Photo by Laura Stone

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the 2019 Bronx Ball, the premier event of Bronx Week and the official celebration of this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame inductees, on Saturday, May 18 at Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course. This year’s honorees were critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Regina Spektor, boxing legend Iran ‘The Blade’ Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco.

Diaz and his wife Hilda (2nd from r) celebrated with this year’s inductees (l-r) Iran Barkley, Regina Spektor and Carolyn Porco.
Photo by Laura Stone

Grandmaster Melle Mel (l) and his wife attended the ceremony.
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Julia Rodriguez, 87th Assembly District Female leader, received the Key to the Borough.
Photo by Laura Stone

Olga Luz Tirado (2nd from l) and Marlene Cintron (2nd from r) presented Rachel Librety and Gary Baker with the Bronx Tourism Award.
Photo by Laura Stone

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