Perth Amboy Plans 3-Day Puerto Rican Discovery Celebration

PERTH AMBOY— The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD), the City of Perth Amboy and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host a Puerto Rican Discovery Day celebration this week, Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. All Perth Amboy residents and those of the surrounding communities are invited to commemorate Puerto Rico Discovery Day.

This year’s celebration will be a three-day event beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, with a film presentation of “The Legacy of 21,” highlighting the life of Roberto Clemente from 5-7 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 18, from 7-9 p.m. there will be a musical event “Celebrando Nuestra Cultura” (Celebrating Our Culture), featuring art and poetry. Both events will be held at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center on One Olive Street, Perth Amboy and refreshments will be served.

The final day’s activities will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, as follows:

  • Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 380 Smith Street at 9 a.m.
  • Puerto Rican Flag Raising ceremony, Perth Amboy City Hall Circle, 260 High Street at noon. An Outstanding Community Member Award will be awarded to: Monsignor John B. Gordon, Angelina Nunez, Jahaira Perez and Johnathan Nunez, who have demonstrated leadership and involvement for the benefit of the City of Perth Amboy during the ceremony.
  • Cultural Activity, Robert N. Wilentz School, 51 First Street, at 1:30 p.m. This event will highlight music of folkloric groups, entertainment for the whole family, ethnic food and refreshments.

All events and activities are free and open to the public.

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