Hispanic Heritage Festival 2013--Angeli Martinez and Jose BurgosHispanic Heritage Celebration-two residents waving flags

Music, dance, poetry and song filled the air as New Community held its Hispanic Heritage Celebration today, bringing together residents from all eight of its senior buildings and family residences in Newark, Orange and Jersey City for a fun-filled afternoon. The event, attended by about 200 people and held at Commons Senior in Newark, also featured a variety of foods from the Latino culture. The celebration, coordinated by NCC’s Dept. of Health and Social Services, was enjoyed by all!

In first photo, Angeli Martinez, Activities Coordinator for Social Services, dressed in clothing native to the Dominican Republic, dances with Jose Burgos, a resident of NCC Associates.  In second photo, Luz Betancourt and Haydee Rosado, both residents of NCC Manor Senior, waving flags in a display of ethnic pride.

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