Coming Up: Quinceanera Fiesta Dec. 5

02 Dec, 2013

By Loop Contributor

hspanic resource centerFrom the Hispanic Resources Center: 

The Hispanic Resource Center will celebrate 15 years of service to the low income and immigrant community on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm at the Larchmont Shore Club.

The HRC was founded in 1998 in response to the needs of the area’s growing immigrant population.  It offers a vast array of programs and services not only to the recently arrived, but also to the low-income and struggling members of the community.  Programs include English as a Second Language, adult literacy computer classes, job training, health and wellness workshops, youth leadership development as well as social services including emergency assistance, eviction protection, domestic violence counseling and referrals, among others.

The Fiesta this year celebrates the organization’s Quinceañera, which is the 15th birthday celebration in Latin America which will feature a performance enacting the traditional ceremony, complete with the coveted Father–Daughter dance, the presentation of the slipper, and the cutting of the cake – all of which are so central to the Hispanic culture celebrating this rite of passage.

“The Hispanic Resource Center is celebrating a landmark year and crossing a threshold into a new era in our community.  The organization is only as strong as its staff and board.  This year we honor all of our former board members who have in their own unique way, helped us build the strong agency we have today.” says HRC’s Executive Director, Zoe Colon.

The Quinceañera Fiesta will feature a live Salsa and Latin Jazz band as well as Latin American cuisine.  Tickets are $150. To buy tickets or place an ad please visit:  or contact Gail Vidales at (914) 835-1512 or

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