Puerto Plata Festival in New York
In late July, early August, there is a Puerto Plata Festival every year in New York for former province of Puerto Plata residents. Not only the Dominicans from New York and Canada come to the festival, also Dominicans from Sosúa, Cabarete or Puerto Plata who possess a visa come to this grand celebration. From Sosúa, in previous years, many have come to New York to celebrate including the mayor Ilana Neumann, aldermen and editors of Sosúa Online. But Alfonso Faringthon and Lorenzo Sancassani, director of tourism was there to promote tourism.
The festival starts on Friday, July 24th with a grand gala dinner for which many dignitaries have been invited, including the mayor of New York. On Saturday, August 1st follows a sports tournament in Randalls Island Park in Manhattan. Obviously, there is a team of former Sosúa residents to defend the honor of Sosúa. Sunday 2 August, the party continues in the Randall’s Island park with BBQ and performances by various merengue and bachata artists.
Source: Sosua News
May 25, 2015
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