JULY 17, 2016 – NY BORINQUENEERS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY (New York, NY)

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS, DONORS AND GUESTS FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS!! 

To view photos of the event, visit http://www.robfig.com/p13420678
(photos courtesy of Robert Figueroa, photographer).

The New York Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 17th from 12-4pm at Hunter College-West Building, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue to honor our local veterans with replica medals.  We have some wonderful sponsors who are helping us with this endeavor:

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Acacia Network, Inc. (www.acacianetwork.org) About Acacia Network: Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino-based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization. We honor the Latino pioneers that struggled to create these entities by continuing to expand their vision. Acacia Network, Inc., the largest Puerto Rican-founded organization in the nation offering a unique constellation of services in the area of Primary and Behavioral Healthcare, Economic Development, Housing, Education, and Cultural Arts. We serve more than 170,000 people each year throughout New York State, including New York City, Albany and Buffalo. 

CO-SPONSORS:
Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies (http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu).  Founded in 1973, Centro has grown into a renowned institution with departments specializing in original research, much of it linked to social action; novel approaches education, including the training of students and faculty in areas of Puerto Rican studies. 

New York Army National Guard (www.NationalGuard.com)

Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee (http://bcgmceremony.org)

Due to limited seating, this event is by Invitation-Only.  But the Ceremony will be live streamed beginning at 1:30pm so that you can watch it on your computers no matter where you are at: http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/tv/ 

We still need your help!  The number of veterans we were going to honor has doubled!  And not all of our expenses are being covered by our Sponsors.  So our GoFundMe.com page (www.gofundme.com/NY-BCGM-Ceremony) is still very much active.  Please consider donating $10, $25, $50, $100, $250… any amount is welcomed.  Please review the different reward levels available (items are exchangeable as long as the retail market value is the same).  Help us honor our beloved Borinqueneer veterans by making your donation today.  If you are interested in making a contribution by mail, send your donation payable to the “El Pozo Productions” to:

             El Pozo Productions
             P.O. Box 625
             Crompond, NY  10517

The NY BCGM Organizing Committee includes our wonderful volunteers from El Pozo Productions, the East Harlem Borinqueneers Honoring Committee.

For more information, call (914) 739-3989 or email contact@borinqueneers.com.

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