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Kick-off Celebration

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Lo Mejor de Nuestro Comunidad and Scholars

Awards Presentation

(By Invitation Only)

6:00pm to 7:30pm

El Museo de Barrio, NYC


7:30pm to 9:00pm 

Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Center, NYC

7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration begins with a Kick-off Celebration which honors Puerto Rican community heroes through Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Awards, high school and college student recipients of the Comité Noviembre Scholarship for Volunteerism, The Richie Perez Scholarship for Peace and Justice, The Ernesto Malave Scholarship for the Arts, and The Josefina Aguado Scholarship for Single Parents, unveils the annual poster, and distributes its commemorative journal.  The event is free for the community. 


Each year, Comité Noviembre selects people who are making a difference in this country, empowering others, and shaping the future of not only the Puerto Rican community but for all Americans.


Our list of honorees is extensive and impressive.  The list includes Puerto Ricans from all backgrounds and walks of life, professions, and areas of expertise.  The impact of the contributions each of these individuals have made to Puerto Rico, this country, and the world has been immeasurable.  But, one thing that has remained constant and crystal clear for each of them is their unconditional love and commitment to their culture, history, and Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican Heritage Awards are presented each year at the Comité Noviembre Annual Gala usually the first Friday in November.  This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comité Noviembre will be celebrating a virtual gala on Friday, November 30, 2020 on the Comité Noviembre YouTube Channel.


The 2021 Puerto Rican Heritage Nomination Form will be available to download in August 2021.




Volunteer Hours: 3:00pm to 9:00pm 
Elba Cabrera: (646) 236-7705, ecab910@optonline.net
Suleika Cabrera Drinane:  (917) 455-8772, scabreradrinane@gmail.com
Teresa A. Santiago: (914) 263-6599, tascommuniationsllc@gmail.com