Jose Acosta Art Blog
by JOSE , April 16, 2010—12:00 AM
Jose Acosta invited to Gracie Mansion by Mayor Bloomberg.
On Thursday April 15th, 2010 I had the honor of attending a breakfast reception at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week 2010. I was one of the many guests who enjoyed a great breakfast and had the opportunity to meet Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and had my picture taken with him. This was my 1st visit to Gracie Mansion and I found it to be such a beautiful building with such great architectural detail. The staff at Gracie Mansion was so efficient and graceful and made one feel very comfortable.
Mayor Bloomberg was very nice to all the guests and took the time to great each and also had his picture taken with them. His speech on the Immigrant Heritage Week 2010 was heartfelt as was the praise he gave to all hard working immigrants that make NYC what it is, the International Capital of the World.
I was invited to the event because I am one of three artists that were chosen to exhibit art at the Queens Museum of Art for Immigrant Heritage Week 2010. I would like to thank Jacqueline Donado and Jorge Mora for inviting me to participate in this event. I would also like to thank Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for inviting me to the breakfast reception, and to all the wonderful staff at Gracie Mansion for creating such a great event.
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK, established by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2004, honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants to New York City. This year Immigrant Heritage Week is celebrated from April 15 to April 21 and will highlight the Flavors of the World in Five Boroughs. Throughout the week, a rich collection of family friendly events, film screenings, art exhibits and walking tours will promote and reflect the diversity of the immigrant communities in our City. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/immigrants or call 311
Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta