Klein, Gjonaj Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Senator Klein (c) congratulated honorees (l-r) Aurora Carrion, Antonia Figueroa, Candida Rosa, Marisol Alcantara, Nelly Santiago-Rivera and Maribel Mercado on their achievements.
Photo courtesy of Senator Jeff Klein’s Office

Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj honored several distinguished local Hispanic community leaders at their annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, October 1 at Havana Cafe.

This year’s extraordinary honorees were Marisol Alcantara, Democratic nominee for the 31st Senatorial District; Aurora Carrion, 43rd Precinct Community Council president; Antonia Figueroa, 85th Assembly Female District leader; Maribel Mercado, Community Board 9 office manager; Candida Rosa, activist and volunteer and Nelly Santiago-Rivera, Shorehaven Homeowners Association board of director and Harbour Pointe Condominium Association president.

Congressman-elect Adriano Espaillat (c) proudly accepted his proclamation from Gjonaj (l) and Klein.
Photo courtesy of Senator Jeff Klein’s Office

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