Once again UNIDOM will be raising the Dominican flag IN THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS, commemorating the 167 Anniversary of the Independence of the Dominic
Dominicans in White Plains, NY. Celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Altagracia. Event held by UNIDOM, Inc.
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.
UNIDOM, INC. y La comunidad dominicana de la Parroqia de san Bernardo, quiere
Por medio de la presente cordialmente invitarlos una vez mas para la celebración de la MISA y aniversario de la veneración de la virgen de LA ALTAGRACIA (protectora del pueblo Dominicano) en White Plains, NY, la misma se celebrara en la Iglesia San Bernardo (51 Prospect St, White Plains, NY 10606).
Este Domingo 23 de Enero a las 12:00 m.
Después de la Misa tendremos recepción, a la 1:00 pm en el Chaper Hall con una presentación especial para la ocasión.
P.D. Cualquier informacion por favor contactenos.
“HOISTING THE DOMINICAN FLAG IN THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS”
Celebrating the 166th Anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic
On Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:30pm, the non-profit community based organization UNIDOM will raise the Dominican flag in the City of White Plains, NY. This event will take place at the intersection of Main Street and Court Street.
This is the second year that UNIDOM (United Dominicans of Hudson Valley) will raise the Dominican Flag in White Plains in the presence of its’ members, friends, supporters and the community. This symbolic event is proudly conducted to commemorate the 166th Anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic.
UNIDOM is a community based non-profit organization whose mission consists of maintaining traditions, civic and cultural values. UNIDOM seeks to serve as role models to project our best image of integrity, respect and service. We strive to share our culture via events that illustrate our essence as a hard working community. We will work to foster our cultural values to current and future generations while encouraging youngsters to become leaders in the community.
Mr. Leonardo Espinal, president of UNIDOM states, “As a Dominican residing in White Plains, it is very nice to see our community come together and support such an important event. I'm counting on all of you to spread the word and make this event a tradition in our town.”
To complete the celebration, the community is invited to join UNIDOM for an after party at CABO’s Restaurant located at 107 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY from 8:00pm to 12:00am. The after party cost is $45 per person which will include a DJ, Appetizers and Open Bar.
For further information, please feel free to contact us at
Telephone # 914-512-5445
Once again, Dominicans projected their best image, thereby enhancing the name and culture of
the Dominican Republic with folkloric groups who marched in typical custom along
Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. This dynamic city wore its best colors and danced the
sticky rhythm of “Merengue”, which inadvertently moved the dozens of attendees. UNIDOM
brought Live-music and a beautiful carnaval float, which made it the main attraction of the event.
The excellent participation of UNIDOM has again been praised by members of the Board Parade Committee and the local authorities during the last years.
Out of the 21 participating countries, the Dominican Republic showed the largest flag in the
parade and in a bowing gesture in front of the standing review by City Hall where Hon. Mayor
Delfino together with other Parade Honorees were applauding its participation. Mr. Delfino, in a
fraternal gesture embraced Mr. Leonardo Espinal, President of UNIDOM, and expressed his
immense respect and admiration for the Dominican community of White Plains.
Mr. Espinal said to the Media who covered the event: "I am happy and pleased with the
participation and support given to UNIDOM; many of us proudly feel our “Dominicanidad” and
show our best image of Latinos abroad”
"The White Plains Hispanic Day Parade and Festival is the most important event for Hispanics in Westchester County. It is our purpose, to unify the Dominican community and Latinos in
general; and UNIDOM had taken significant steps towards achieving it on such short period of
time”. “Among our achievements, we had for the first time, “The Hoisting of the Dominican Flag” an unprecedented civic act (never done by another Hispanic country in the city of White Plains), on last February 27, 2009. We’d also had for 2 consecutive years, our famous Softball
Tournaments. Also on June 2008, UNIDOM offered its full cooperation and support to the
Dominican Consulate in New York City, through the recognition of meritorious students of
White Plains High School”. "And we’d had other no less significant communitiy activities
where we manifest our singularity”.
“QUE VIVA LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA”!!!
Last 27th of February 2009, Dominicans were making History in the City of White Plains...
The Dominican Community of White Plains was honored on the occasion of the 165th Anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic.
For the first time in the City of White Plains, and with the recognition and support of the honorable Joseph Delfino, our City Mayor, other City officials, and the assistance of many distinguished members; we were able to hoist our Tri-color Dominican flag in the downtown, at the White Plains fountain.
Despite the current weather condition and with an audience of over 100 people, the Civic ceremony was initiated with a blessing from Father Morris (St. Bernard's church), followed by words from Mayor Delfino, who honored The Dominican Community with a Proclamation stating the following:
"It is with great pleasure and pride that I honor the Dominican Community of White Plains on the occasion of the 165th Anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic; The Dominican Community of White Plains continually demonstrated its commitment to unify and stand in solidarity with the community at large, while maintaining and strengthening its values and traditions; It has elevated the economic, intellectual, social and cultural life of White Plains and further enriches the ethnic diversity our City values and celebrates; And by striving for a better quality of life, and by its dedication to hard work, faith, family, and those less fortunate, The Dominican Community exemplifies the best of what it is to be American".
Immediately after, we were able to respectfully intone the lyrics of the National Anthems from USA and the Dominican Republic while hoisting both flags.
"Que linda en el tope estas, Dominicana Bandera, quien te viera, quien te viera, Mas arriba Mucho Mas"
¡¡¡Que Viva La Republica Dominicana!!!