Diaz Hosts Abrazo Dominicano Celebration

Damian Rodriguez (2nd from l) was honored by Diaz (2nd from r) and Salamanca (r).
Photo by Miriam Quin

Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Rafael Salamanca; community leader George Alvarez and Hector Diaz, Alltown Car Service president toasted several local Dominican leaders at the annual Abrazo Dominicano in New York on Friday, July 26 at Maestro’s Caterers.

Anthony Perez (c) happily accepted his awards from Diaz (2nd from l) and Salamanca (2nd from r).
Photo by Miriam Quin

This year’s honorees included Pedro J. Aguiar, entrepreneur, radio personality and community leader; Anthony Perez, Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s special assistant; Damian Rodriguez, entrepreneur and First Class & Diplo Car Services president and Dr. Fernando Tavarez, psychiatrist.

Pedro J. Aguiar (front, c) proudly accepted his awards from the council members.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Grupo Folklorico’s ramona torres, Yamel Cabrera, Isabella Cabrera, Rafael Luna Pelletier and Ingrid Valenzuela performed traditional Dominican dances during the festivities.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Everyone had a great time at the cultural celebration.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Hector Diaz, Councilman Diaz, George Alvarez and Councilman Salamanca welcomed everyone to the awards gala.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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