Community members and a few local celebrities had fun celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a festival of flowers
New York Botanical Garden Hosts ‘Fiesta De Flores’
Laura Guerriero (c), Bronx Times Reporter publisher, purchased a beautiful hand bag she is holding. Joining her are (l-r) Sally Antonacchio, Gianna Dell’Olio and Nyraine and Ymane Unstoppable, who created the bag.
Sharlene Brown, Bronx YMCA executive director, and Bronx County Supreme Court deputy administrative judge Eugene Oliver, Jr. won the raffle.
Marthalicia Mataurita showcased a vibrant painting in progress.
(l-r) Kevin Alicea, Havana Cafe co-owner; Olga Luz Tirado, Bronx Tourism Council executive director; John and Gerri Sciortino from Bronx Design Group and John Marano, Community Board 10 first vice chairman, had a great time at Fiesta de Flores.
Michael Max Knobbe, BronxNet executive director, with actress and model Sandy Tejada at the gala.
Elizabeth Figueroa (back, 3rd from l), NYBG Government & Community Relations executive director, with friends and family (l-r) Dolores Batista, Iris Santiago, Julio Rodreguez, Maria Figueroa, Nydia Ocasioo, Bigi Ramos, Providencia Casado, Vicky Figueroa and M. Liam Santiago.
The New York Botanical Garden’s Fiesta de Flores was a ‘blooming success’ with guests on Wednesday, September 21. Community members and a few local celebrities enjoyed celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a festival of flowers, music, arts and crafts, dance food and wine tasting inside the Garden. (Left) Marthalicia Mataurita showcased a vibrant painting in progress. (Below left) Artist Olga Ayala displayed her visually stunning crafts at the celebration. (Below right) Sharlene Brown, Bronx YMCA executive director, and Bronx County Supreme Court deputy administrative judge Eugene Oliver, Jr. won the raffle. All Photos by Silvio Pacifico
Updated 5:06 pm, July 9, 2018
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