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On January 23rd the Dominican & Latino community came together at St. Bernard’s church in White Plains, NY, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Altagracia.
The celebration was a complete success, with the whole community gathering together at the weekly mass to celebrate the honored day of our protector ( La Virgen de Altagracia) also known as Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and Tatica la de Higuey.
The mass was led by Rev. Robert J. Morris, who we gratefully thank for all his outstanding support to UNIDOM, the entire Latino community.
After the mass the whole community was invited to the church’s chapel hall were we presented a special celebration which included bits and pieces of our culture mainly delivering a great performance held by kids dressed in folkloric clothing and danced Perico Ripao, we also shared a taste of our culture, by serving many of our traditional dishes such as Mangu, Yuca, Chicken, Roast Pork, Rice and Beans, Coffee and of course our outstanding Dominican cake.
This celebration wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all UNIDOM members, los curcillistas de St. Bernards, el grupo de oraciones de la Iglesia Mount Carmel located in Elmsford, NY, Rev. Robert J. Morris, Isabel Villar y Judith Aucar from El Centro Hispano,choir members, Minerva Guerrero Representing the group los Altagracianos of Yonkers , The Council Member of Yonkers District 2 Wilson Terrero and the following Businesses:
1. Anthony’s Deli
2. Brothers Deli
3. Cindy’s Mini-Market
4. Gedney Way Pizzeria & Deli
5. Karamba Restaurant
6. La Fonda Paisa
7. Lake Street Meat Market
8. La Marqueta Meat & Produce
9. La Puebla Restaurant
10. Lexington Food Market
11. Underhill Mini-Market
12. Westchester Hispano
13. White Plains Mini-Market
We would also like to thank our community especially for there much needed support and collaboration on making this historic event such a great success, we look forward to your support in future UNIDOM sponsored activities, where as always we strive to show our community the best of our flourishing customs.